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Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except the Cook Islands....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to the Cook Islands is currently paused. Read more here....Read more

Exercise increased caution in the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to the Cook Islands is currently paused. Read more here....Read more

Afghanistan: Security Situation

Reviewed: 13 September 2021, 17:20 NZST

On 26 August 2021 a terrorist attack occurred in the vicinity of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport with explosions taking place outside the Abbey Gate and at a nearby hotel.   The security situation remains extremely dangerous and may become increasingly volatile at short notice. There is an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack throughout Afghanistan. Explosions have occurred in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai International ...read more

Restrictions for travellers from 'very high risk' countries

Reviewed: 17 August 2021, 15:21 NZST

The Government has created a ‘very high risk’ country category that will significantly reduce the number of people with COVID-19 flying to New Zealand. For more information, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website. The following countries currently meet the threshold of being very high risk: Brazil Fiji India Indonesia Pakistan Papua New Guinea The Government added Fiji and Indonesia to this list on 11 August 2021. Travel is restri...read more

Pacific Typhoon and Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted: 3 August 2021, 15:20 NZST

Typhoons and hurricanes are currently affecting areas of Asia and the Americas. New Zealanders travelling to Asia and the Americas are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major storm approaches and given advice on precautions to take. If you are in an area affected by a typhoon or hurricane, you should follow the advice of the local author...read more

Quarantine-Free Travel

Reviewed: 23 July 2021, 13:55 NZST

Latest update NZ to Cook Islands Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand is paused. The Cook Islands Government has indicated that travel will remain paused until it is confident there is no community transmission in New Zealand. This will likely be when New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Cook Islands to NZ New Zealand travellers in the Cook Islands can travel back to New Zealand. You must meet some conditions. Detailed information about quara...read more

Myanmar: Security situation

Reviewed: 19 April 2021, 10:25 NZST

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely. The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency and martial law is in place in areas of Yangon and Mandalay. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions. There are also disruptions to basic services, including ATMs and public health, and more may follow. Unless they have a need to remain in Myanmar, we advise New Zeal...read more

COVID-19: Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

Reviewed: 15 February 2021, 09:36 NZDT

New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 Alert System. Each Alert Level tells us what measures we need to take in New Zealand. For information about the current New Zealand Alert Level(s), please refer to the New Zealand Government’s Unite Against 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 ...read more

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