New Zealand is like that beauty that we can’t touch.
But that dream might just be possible for us now as the island nation reopened its doors to Filipino travelers.
Ready your visa applications is what the New Zealand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Kell means as he said that Wellington officially reopened to Filipinos last August 1.
We all know that visa applications add with travel requirement are complicated and hard enough so we have here 5 steps that might help you ease the journey.
1. Have a valid passport
Philippine passport validity should be:
- at least three months beyond the date you intend to depart New Zealand
- one month beyond the date you intend to depart New Zealand
2. Have your Visa stamp
Visa applications should be a priority right after getting your passport or for some who already have their passports, it is the first step. Just prepare and submit all the documents needed and be truthful in your application.
3. Check NZ Vaccination Requirement
Travelers will need a “digital vaccine passport” or another form of electronic or paper document from a government health authority as proof of your full vaccination
Persons that must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter New Zealand are:
- Individuals who are aged 17 and over
- Persons who are not a New Zealand citizen
- Resident or Australian citizen who lives in New Zealand
Note: Children aged 16 years and under do not need to be vaccinated.
4. Get a Travel Insurance
It is for your own security and the country you are going to as well so better get that travel insurance. The New Zealand government also strongly encourages visitors to get travel insurance which is why it is also a condition for getting that visa.
5. Complete the NZ Traveler’s Declaration
The New Zealand Traveler Declaration must be completed. This declaration requires travelers to upload proof of vaccination status.
For more information and updates before traveling to New Zealand, visit the New Zealand COVID-19 website.
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