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Turkey: Anzac Day 2018

Reviewed: 24 April 2018, 11:15 NZST

Anzac Day 2018 commemorations in Gallipoli, TurkeyOn Anzac Day 2018, we will commemorate the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. There is no ballot for the 2018 Anzac Day services at Gallipoli but attendees will require an attendance pass (which can be obtained by prior registration from the Overseas Commemorations website). Anyone wishing to attend the Dawn Service can do so regardless of nationality. The New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair is also more

Nicaragua: Civil Unrest

Updated: 24 April 2018, 11:00 NZST

Violent protests are occurring throughout Nicaragua, particularly in Managua, Masaya, Leon and Esteli. These started on 18 April 2018. Street violence has involved tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition, resulting in many serious injuries and at least 10 fatalities. Some Government buildings have been damaged, and troops have been deployed in several cities. Access to the Managua International Airport and to the area of Carretera a Masaya ( more

Vanuatu: Ambae Island Volcano

Updated: 15 April 2018, 16:25 NZST

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department has assessed the Volcanic Alert Level as Level 3 (out of 5) for the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island which is in a minor eruption state.   New Zealanders in Vanuatu are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities, including the evacuation order. In the event of volcanic ash clouds, New Zealanders travelling to/from Vanuatu are advised to confirm their more

Fiji - Meningococcal outbreak

Posted: 29 March 2018, 17:03 NZDT

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services has issued a public notice advising of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Fiji. Though the risk for travellers to Fiji is low, people staying in local communities or for longer periods of time should be vigilant and aware of the symptoms of meningitis following an outbreak of meningococcal disease.Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: more

Pacific Cyclone Season: 1 November to 30 April

Reviewed: 7 March 2018, 14:31 NZDT

The Pacific cyclone season begins 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 more

Brazil: Yellow Fever outbreak

Reviewed: 5 March 2018, 14:11 NZDT

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, and continuing through 2017 the Brazilian Ministry of more

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