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ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

COVID-19: Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

Reviewed: 8 July 2020, 10:42 NZST

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Monday 8 June. For more information on what this means, visit the New Zealand Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website. Advice for New Zealanders currently overseas Do not travel overseas at this time. Transport and transit options to return to New Zealand have reduced significantly. Even booked flights may be cancelled.If you are a New Zealander overseas you must register your de...read more

Hong Kong: Demonstrations and National Security Legislation

Reviewed: 8 July 2020, 10:38 NZST

Large-scale protests and demonstrations have taken place in Hong Kong since July 2019. Acts of violence have occurred between police and demonstrators across Hong Kong, including at the International Airport. As crowd control measures, police have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray. Injuries have occurred. Demonstrations may be ongoing. Locations of gatherings may be unpredictable and change at short notice. National security legisl...read more

Protests and Demonstrations around the United States

Reviewed: 29 June 2020, 13:20 NZST

There are a number of protests and demonstrations currently taking place around the United States in relation to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on the 25th May 2020. Protests and demonstrations to date have resulted in violence and looting and a strong police and national guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to disperse crowds. Further de...read more

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Reviewed: 16 April 2020, 17:20 NZST

The world is responding to an active outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We now advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and travel restrictions. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place. For more information on COVID-19 , please see our COVI...read more

Middle East: Regional Tensions

Reviewed: 17 March 2020, 13:56 NZDT

On 3 January 2020, an Iranian military commander and Iraqi paramilitary leaders were killed in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad International Airport.On 8 January, Iran fired missiles against two military bases in Iraq containing U.S personnel.   On 8 January, a Ukrainian International Airlines flight was shot down shortly after take-off from Tehran. Iranian authorities have acknowledged responsibility.   On 11 March, the coalitio...read more

Chile: Civil Unrest

Reviewed: 3 March 2020, 12:53 NZDT

Following civil unrest and violence across Chile in October and November 2019, there is the potential for further demonstrations, protests and violent clashes in Santiago and other major cities, including Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, Concepción and Antofagasta, in March and April 2020. We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Chile. Read what our advisory levels mean and the full advice on...read more

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