The Government have begun discussions with its counterparts in Singapore on gradually reopening their borders.


  • On 27 May, the New Zealand Government and Singapore Government commenced discussions on the safe and gradual reopening of their borders. This includes the possibility of restoring connectivity between the two countries and facilitating short-term essential business and official travel.
  • The two nations will also discuss the development of common standards, systems and phasing, for the reopening of borders “when the time is right and within the context of safe travel zone commitments”, as well as explore the possibility of cooperating to procure pharmaceuticals, and have agreed to work multilaterally on vaccine development.