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- South Africa: Withdrawal of Visa Exemption
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- Canada Visa Exemption
- Peru/Ecuador: Ayahuasca tea
- Europe: Internal border controls
- United States of America: 90 Day Visa Waiver and Zero Tolerance
- Need a visa for travelling overseas?
- Indonesia: Warning against poisoning from alcohol drinks, including arak, containing methanol
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- United States: change to entry requirements
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Reviewed: 17 July 2018, 09:25 NZST
There has been a marked increase in seismic activity from Mt Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia. Eruptions occured in late June and early July 2018, and the potential for further activity remains. Ash clouds have severely disrupted air travel in and out of Bali - Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport was closed overnight on 28 June 2018. Although it has now reopened, further ash clouds could cause airport closures and the cancell...read more
Reviewed: 17 July 2018, 09:20 NZST
There has been a prolonged period of political unrest and street violence in many areas in Nicaragua since mid-April 2018. This has involved the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition, causing many serious casualties and fatalities. There is potential for further violence and disorder – marches and demonstrations continue, particularly in and around Managua and Masaya. Major transport routes are frequently blocked, including land b...read more
Reviewed: 17 July 2018, 09:15 NZST
The USGS Volcano Hazards Program have an issued a volcano alert level warning for Kilauea Volcano on Hawai’i Island (also known as Big Island) due to a volcanic eruption, producing lava and hazardous gases. Hawaii County Civil Defense have evacuation orders in place for areas of the East Rift Zone of the volcano, and have blocked off access to specific areas of the Volcanoes National Park including some major roads. Earthquakes have b...read more
Reviewed: 28 May 2018, 14:01 NZST
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
Reviewed: 21 May 2018, 15:15 NZST
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: meningit...read more
Reviewed: 2 May 2018, 10:45 NZST
The Western Cape, including Cape Town, is experiencing a serious drought. The city of Cape Town is most severely affected and it has implemented water restrictions. Effective 1 February 2018, water restrictions of 50 litres per person per day apply. Water restrictions are in place to reduce demand and conserve water. The City of Cape Town has cautioned that more severe restrictions may be necessary. We encourage all New Ze...read more
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