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Tropical Cyclone Idai

Posted: 20 March 2019, 14:09 NZDT

On 15 March 2019, tropical cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Beira in Mozambique, causing flooding, high winds and mud slides which has left a trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.   If you are in the affected area or areas potentially affected by the flooding and mudslides you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times, exercise caution and monitor local media for any developments. Plea...read more

Advice for New Zealanders overseas

Posted: 18 March 2019, 14:10 NZDT

The terrorist attacks in Christchurch on 15 March, which were motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, have attracted global attention and strong international condemnation.  International reactions to those events are difficult to predict and may change at short notice.   New Zealanders travelling overseas should continue to use common sense, exercise caution and be vigilant. They should look out for and report suspicious behaviour,...read more

Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

Reviewed: 1 March 2019, 14:45 NZDT

The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to exit the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. We provide the following information for New Zealanders living in or travelling to the UK. New Zealand citizens who plan to continue living in the UK after it leaves the EU can use the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website tool to seek guidance on visa status and rights to stay.  Further information can be found through the UK's Department for Exi...read more

Dengue Fever outbreak

Reviewed: 27 February 2019, 13:25 NZDT

People travelling to the Pacific should take extra steps to avoid mosquito bites following an outbreak of dengue fever. Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses are common in the tropical and sub-tropical climates in most Pacific Islands, in North Queensland (Australia), Asia (including India), Africa and Central/South America. Dengue fever is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. ...read more

Pacific Cyclone Season: 1 November to 30 April

Reviewed: 11 February 2019, 10:35 NZDT

The Pacific cyclone season began on 1 November and runs until 30 April.New Zealanders travelling to the Pacific are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major cyclone approaches and given advice on precautions to take. We can also make contact with you following a significant cyclone to check on your well-being.If you are in an area affected by a cyclo...read more

Argentina and Panama: Hantavirus

Reviewed: 24 January 2019, 14:40 NZDT

Hantavirus is widespread in four regions in Argentina: North (Jujuy, Salta), Central (Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios), Northeast (Misiones) and South (Rio Negro, Neuquen and Chubut). Earlier this year there was an outbreak of hantavirus in Epuyen (Chubut Province) in Southern Argentina. There is also a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province of Panama. Hantavirus can be transmitted by contact with infected rodents. If ...read more

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