Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2019, 11:40 NZDT
  • Still current at: 18 August 2019

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions

Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Ireland.

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Terrorism
New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.

Crime
Petty crime such as bag snatching, passport theft and pickpocketing occurs in Ireland in particular in larger cities such as Dublin and on public transport. Car theft and break-ins occur, particularly with rental cars which are targeted in tourist areas in Dublin and surrounding areas. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and take steps to safeguard and secure their personal belongings.

While violent crime towards foreigners is not common, foreigners may be the targets of pickpocketing or robbery. Avoid secluded parks and unlit areas in inner city locations after dark.

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS) offers free support and practical help to victims of crime.

Civil unrest
Demonstrations occur occasionally in Ireland and may disrupt local public services and transport. New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to avoid all demonstrations, protests and large public gatherings as even those intended as peaceful have the potential to turn violent with little warning.

General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Ireland should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Ireland are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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The New Zealand Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Street Address Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56 Postal Address Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56 Telephone +353 (0)1 5677680 Email nzembdublin@gmail.com Web Site www.mfat.govt.nz Hours By appointment

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New Zealand Embassy Ireland

Street Address
Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56

Telephone: +353 (0)1 5677680

Email: nzembdublin@gmail.com

Website: www.mfat.govt.nz

Hours: By appointment

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