PM arrives in Singapore to start first overseas trip post-Covid

The Prime Minister has touched down in Singapore to begin her first overseas trip post-pandemic.

Jacinda Ardern at Wellington International Airport.

She’s being welcomed by Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, in a Covid-friendly way.

Jacinda Ardern will spend two days in the Asian hub.

Singapore has become New Zealand’s fifth largest trading partner in recent years - worth $6.56 billion last year.

New Zealand has more trade agreements with Singapore than any other country.

A dozen Kiwi business delegates are also on the trip to the capital on the doors opened by a Prime Ministerial visit.

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After two days in Singapore the next port of call is Tokyo, where she’ll spend four days on the ground.

Trips to Australia and Europe were both put on ice last year due to Covid-19 outbreaks.