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ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

COVID-19: Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

Reviewed: 22 September 2020, 09:26 NZST

Most of New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1 (with Auckland remaining at Alert Level 2). For more information on what this means, visit the New Zealand Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website. Advice for New Zealanders currently overseas We currently advise that you do not travel overseas at this time. Transport and transit options to return to New Zealand have been severely disrupted during the pandemic. Even bo...read more

Demonstrations in Thailand

Updated: 21 September 2020, 16:50 NZST

There have been a number of political protest rallies across Thailand over recent weeks, including in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lampang, Nakhon Pathom and Phitsanulok.   Further rallies are anticipated, and some may occur at very short notice.   These rallies may disrupt traffic and commercial activity, and there may be a heightened security presence.   In Bangkok, potential protest locations include the Dem...read more

United States of America: Wildfires

Reviewed: 14 September 2020, 09:00 NZST

Major wildfires have been affecting Northern and Southern California, Oregon and Washington state. Details of affected areas, health services, preparedness information, and emergency shelters can be found on the State of California emergency response portal, Oregon Governor's wildfire resource page and the Washington Governor's wildfire resource page. Local power companies may cut power across various locations in the state in...read more

Protests and Demonstrations around the United States

Reviewed: 9 September 2020, 16:10 NZST

Since late May 2020, there have been ongoing widespread protests and demonstrations occurring around the United States. Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting. Even protests which are intended to be peaceful can become violent. A strong police and/or National Guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have, at times, included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to disperse crowds. New Zealan...read more

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Reviewed: 13 August 2020, 17:20 NZST

The world is responding to an active outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and travel restrictions. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are. For more information on COVID-19, please refer to the New Zealand governme...read more

Hong Kong: Demonstrations and National Security Legislation

Reviewed: 13 August 2020, 17:12 NZST

Large-scale protests and demonstrations have taken place in Hong Kong since July 2019. Acts of violence have occurred between police and demonstrators across Hong Kong, including at the International Airport. As crowd control measures, police have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray. Injuries have occurred. Demonstrations may be ongoing. Locations of gatherings may be unpredictable and change at short notice. National security legisl...read more

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