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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides advice on security risks in a number of destinations. This advice is based on information from a variety of sources. It reflects risks, and our assessment of what these might mean for New Zealanders. Our assessment may also take account of the actions local authorities are taking to minimise the risk, and our ability to provide you with assistance.
Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabach and surrounds.
Burundi - with the exception of the capital Bujumbura (high risk)
Cameroon -within 40 kilometres of the borders with the Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria, the Bakassi Peninsula region and the Far North Region
Chad - outside the capital N'Djamena
Congo, The Republic of the- Likouala province.
Djibouti - Border areas with Eritrea.
Ecuador - Town of San Lorenzo in Esmeraldas province, the provinces of Carchi, Napo, Sucumbíos and Orellana. Pichincha Volcano area.
Egypt - Governorate of North Sinai (including the Taba-Suez Road)
Ethiopia - within 100 kms of the border with Somalia; within 10 kms of the border with Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea; the Danakil desert area; the districts of Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo and Lare of the Nuer zone and Jore district of the Agnuak zone of the Gambella region.
Eritrea - Border areas with Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Georgia - Regions of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the Pankisi Gorge north of Akhmeta.
Guinea - Border regions with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.
Guinea-Bissau - northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal.
India - Jammu, Kashir and the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan
Iran - border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - occupied Palestinian territory of Gaza, Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar located along the border with Lebanon (the “Blue Line”)
Japan - Within 30 kilometres of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and in areas designated as Planned Evacuation Zones.
Kenya - within 60kms of the Somali border; within 30kms of the border with Ethiopia and South Sudan; Isiolo and Moyale in Eastern district and along the A2 Highway (Thika Road).
Lebanon - Southern Lebanon (south of the Litani River) and Palestinian refuge camps
Mali - Northern provinces of Kidal, Gao, Koulikoro (north of Mourdiah), Ségou (north of Niono), Tombouctou (including the city of Tombouctou (Timbuktu)), Mopti, areas bordering Mauritania east of Nioro in the Kayes province, Bamako.
Mauritania - Western and northern regions of Mauritania, particularly in the border areas adjacent with Mali, Algeria, and Western Sahara.
Nigeria - Niger Delta States of Delta, Anambra, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River
Niger - with the exception of the capital Niamey (high risk)
Philippines - Western and central Mindanao
Russian Federation - North Caucasus region including Chechnya, Dagestan, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Karbadino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area), the south-east parts of the Stavropol region and Karachay-Cherkessia.
Rwanda - Border region with Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sri Lanka - Northern areas encompassing all areas north of the boundary line from Mullikkulam on the north west coast to Kokkilai on the north east coast (Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinnochchi and Jaffna Districts).
Sudan except Khartoum (high risk)
Tajikistan - The Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, including the city of Khorog.
Tanzania - Border regions with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.
Uganda - North West, North East and South West Uganda. Border areas with Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, including Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Page last updated: Wednesday, 04-Dec-2013 10:53:20 NZDT