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UK: Incident at Manchester Arena

Posted: 23 May 2017, 12:02 NZST

There has been an incident at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester. Local authorities have confirmed that there have been a number of fatalities and injuries. We advise New Zealanders currently in Manchester to avoid the immediate vicinity and follow the advice provided by the Greater Manchester Police. Make sure you let your family and friends in New Zealand know that you are okay. New Zealanders in Manchester who more

The Pacific: Dengue Fever outbreak

Updated: 22 May 2017, 13:37 NZST

An outbreak of Dengue fever is currently ongoing in American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Dengue fever is a viral disease spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and can cause significant symptoms. Symptoms include high fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash and mild bleeding (e.g nose bleeds). A small proportion of dengue fever cases more


Updated: 5 May 2017, 15:38 NZST

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, will be observed from approximately 26 May to 24 June 2017. The exact timing will depend on sightings of the moon which will vary from country to country.For Muslims this is a time of prayer and fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating, drinking or smoking, between dawn and sunset. New Zealanders are advised to respect the religious and social traditions of the country they are in to avoid offending more

Heading overseas on a break?

Updated: 4 May 2017, 17:00 NZST

Recent terrorist attacks in Europe, in popular places frequented by Kiwi travellers, have put the spotlight on important measures everyone should take to help ensure their safety while overseas. Here are our top tips for a safe and memorable holiday: Register on SafeTravel - this allows us to update you on security at your destination, as well as contact you in the event of an emergency to confirm you are OK. Registered travellers are more

Brazil: Yellow Fever outbreak

Updated: 10 April 2017, 15:53 NZST

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.  Infection with the yellow fever virus causes varying degrees of disease, from mild symptoms to severe illness with bleeding and jaundice. About 15% of people infected with yellow fever progress to a severe form of the illness, and half of those will die, as there is no cure for yellow fever. Beginning in late 2016 Brazil has experienced its most significant more

United States of America: Changes to entry requirements

Updated: 23 March 2017, 11:21 NZDT

NOTE: The Executive Order detailed has not come into force. Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against enforcement of the revised travel ban executive order. Our advice remains that any New Zealand’s who require advice on entry into the United States should contact the United States Embassy or Consulate General in New Zealand before travelling.An Executive Order more

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