Government updated conditions on Travel Pass and maritime borders to open this weekend
The government’s Chief Immigration Office Kimray Vaha last week issued travel advisory number 17, which updates on previous advisories and announced the opening of the island’s maritime border from the 1st of October.
This will mean that yachts and other sea voyaging vessels will on Saturday be permitted to travel into Niue.
In efforts to improve the efficiency of the travel process to come to Niue, the government is now requiring that all travelers must have a Travel Pass, and failure to secure the Pass will ‘result in denial of entry into Niue’.
The following is extracted from Travel Advisory number 17;
- All travelers are required to complete the Niue Travellers Declaration Form at www.covid19.gov.nu and MUST receive a TRAVEL PASS for entry into Niue.
Failure to present a Travel Pass will result in denial of entry into Niue.
2. Approval of a Travel Pass is subject to the following:
i. Evidence that he/she is legally allowed to travel to Niue;
ii. Evidence that he/she is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or a VACCINE CERTIFICATE for International Travel;
iii. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result at most 48 hours before departure.
iv. Evidence of HEALTH TRAVEL INSURANCE that includes costs for a medical evacuation if he/she is a non-resident of Niue;
3. Exceptions are as follows:
v. Exceptions for pre-departure tests are available for travellers who have had COVID-19 within 3 months prior to travel to Niue. Date of previous infection must be verified by way of a Fit to Fly Certificate/Recovery Certificate or a ‘My COVID’ Record.
vi. Those under the ages of 3 years are EXEMPT from pre-departure testing;
vii. Those under the ages of 16 years are not required to provide proof of vaccination
viii. Further exemptions may be granted on ‘exceptional circumstances only’, subject to the Immigration (COVID-19) Regulations 2022.
The requirements for the PCR pre-departure test 48 hours prior to the flight to Niue, the government in July, announced that the PCR tests can be completed in nineteen countries, mostly in other Pacific islands.
The tests are accepted from New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Nauru, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, France, UK, Germany, and the US.
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How does a yacht’s crew which from 1 October can enter the maritime border, access a PCR test no more than 48hrs prior to departure?
Like all pre-departure travel requirements, you should be applying for your travel pass and the PCR test should be done 48 hours before the date of your departure from whichever port before arriving Niue. You will find that most Pacific islands are on the list of countries where the PCR test will be accepted (eg. Cook Islands, Samoa etc).
For more information, please visit the governments covid 19 information page http://www.covid19.gov.nu