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There is an increased global risk of terrorism. No country is immune from a terrorist attack, and no person is immune from becoming a victim of an attack. Terrorists have little regard for civilian casualties and, in many cases, attacks are designed to maximise casualties.
Although New Zealand travellers may not be targeted deliberately, they are usually indistinguishable from any “Western” tourist, and frequent places where other Western tourists are found. This puts New Zealanders at the same risk as others.
Wherever you are, you should keep yourself informed about the latest alerts and stay aware of your surroundings in areas where large numbers of people congregate, such as shopping malls, markets, monuments, demonstrations and on any public transport.
In Afghanistan the high threat of terrorism continues with bombings, kidnappings and attacks by suicide bombers. Groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan have been implicated in terrorist incidents in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabach and surrounds
Georgia regions of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the Pankisi Gorge north of Akhmeta
Tajikistan the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, including the city of Khorog
Kyrgyzstan the Ferghana Valley and areas bordering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Tajikistan areas bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan Areas bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (including the city of Andijan)
Azerbaijan except Nagorno-Karabach and surrounds (extreme risk)
Georgia except regions of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the Pankisi Gorge north of Akhmeta (extreme risk)
Kyrgyzstan except the Ferghana Valley and areas bordering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (High Risk)
Tajikistan except for the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, including the city of Khorog (extreme risk) and areas bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (high risk)
Uzbekistan except areas bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan including the city of Andijan (high risk)
Page last updated: Thursday, 31 October 2013, 11:41 NZDT