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Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Lebanon: Security Situation

Reviewed: 22 November 2023, 14:29 NZDT

On 7 October 2023, rockets were fired from Gaza across southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There is currently a large-scale ongoing conflict occurring in areas of southern Israel close to the border with Gaza and within Gaza. Israel has expanded its ground operations in Gaza and military operations are expected to continue. The conflict has the potential to impact the security situation in the wider region. more

Solomon Islands: Pacific Games 2023

Posted: 1 November 2023, 10:39 NZDT

Advice for travellers to the Solomon Islands for Pacific Games 2023New Zealanders heading to this year’s Pacific Games, taking place in the Solomon Islands from 17 November until 02 December 2023, are advised to read the following information, in conjunction with the travel advisory for the Solomon Islands. Before you go New Zealanders going to the event are encouraged to:  Have comprehensive travel insurance that includes more

Pacific Cyclone Season: 1 November to 30 April

Reviewed: 26 October 2023, 14:45 NZDT

The Pacific cyclone season runs from 1 November 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. If you are in an area affected by a cyclone, you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times (including any more

Viet Nam: Motorcycle Travel

Posted: 20 September 2023, 13:25 NZST

For adventurous New Zealanders, motorcycle travel can seem like a great way to see Viet Nam and travel around the country.  But travellers are reminded of the significant risks associated with motor cycle travel in Viet Nam.  Accidents are common and can result in serious injury and even fatalities.  Rental motorcycles are often poorly maintained and the helmets provided do not meet New Zealand safety standards. Roading more

Niger: Security Situation

Posted: 2 August 2023, 10:52 NZST

An attempted coup is underway in Niamey. The situation remains volatile and could escalate without notice. We advise all New Zealanders in Niamey to remain indoors and shelter in place until further notice. Violent demonstrations have occurred in Niamey and security forces have used tear gas to disperse crowds. There is a heightened military presence near government buildings, including at the Presidential Palace on Boulevard de la République. more

Sudan: Security Situation

Reviewed: 28 June 2023, 15:20 NZST

There are ongoing military clashes occurring in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. We now advise do not travel to Sudan. Khartoum International Airport is closed and options for leaving Sudan are extremely limited. There may be ongoing disruptions to critical infrastructure and essential services. We advise New Zealanders remaining in Sudan that the security situation remains volatile, and violence could escalate at short more

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