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ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....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

Myanmar: Security situation

Reviewed: 5 February 2021, 15:55 NZDT

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely. The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency. ATM services, phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions.  It has been reported that airports have closed and domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended until 31st May 2021. Neighbouring countries have also closed their land borders to Myanm...read more

United States: 2020 Presidential Elections

Reviewed: 29 January 2021, 09:50 NZDT

The United States presidential election took place on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Political activity including rallies and protest activity has occurred following the election. Further political rallies or protests are anticipated in Washington DC and other state capitals. 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 ...read more

Pre-departure COVID-19 test for all travellers to New Zealand

Updated: 26 January 2021, 10:53 NZDT

The Government requires travellers to New Zealand from all countries (except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure. This requirement came into force at 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January. Travellers to New Zealand coming from the United Kingdom and United States have already been required to show a negative pre-departure test result since 11:59pm (NZT...read more

Chile: Civil Unrest

Reviewed: 20 January 2021, 13:01 NZDT

Following civil unrest and violence across Chile in October and November 2019 and a resurgence of small-scale protests in October 2020 around the first anniversary of the 'social unrest' and a constitutional referendum vote, there is the potential for further demonstrations, protests and violent clashes in Santiago and other major cities across Chile. These may continue throughout 2021 as Chile navigates its two-year consitutional reform process,...read more

United Kingdom: Travel Disruptions

Posted: 23 December 2020, 15:11 NZDT

In response to announcements around a new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, a large number of countries and airlines have put in place temporary travel restrictions for travelers from the UK.  New Zealanders concerned about implications for any intended travel should contact their travel provider to discuss their options. We recognise that not everyone who wants to return home will be able to do so, and that this may be distressing ...read more

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