- Health information
- Heading overseas on a break?
- Aviation security enhancements for flights to the United States and United Kingdom
- South Africa: Withdrawal of Visa Exemption
- Riding Motorbikes and Scooters Overseas
- 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
- International surrogacy
- Adventure tourism and sports
- New Zealanders with unpaid debts overseas
- Medical tourism
- Travelling with a criminal conviction
- United States: change to entry requirements
- Inter-country adoptions
Updated: 22 March 2017, 16:08 NZDT
From no later than 25 March 2017, passengers on direct flights inbound to the United States and the United Kingdom from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to carry electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in carry-on luggage or other accessible property. Electronic devices that exceed the size limits will need to be secured in checked luggage.For flights to the United Kingdom, the UK governm...read more
Updated: 13 February 2017, 14:35 NZDT
New Zealanders travelling to South Africa should be aware that from 16 January 2017, all New Zealand passport holders will be required to obtain an entry visa prior to travelling to South Africa. New Zealanders arriving in South Africa on or after 16 January 2017 should ensure they have the correct visa.The South African High Commission in Wellington has provided information on the visa application process. New Zealanders requiring further ...read more
Reviewed: 11 October 2016, 14:52 NZDT
Motorbikes and scooters are a great way to get around when you’re overseas, however accidents do happen and New Zealanders should ensure they have adequate travel insurance for all eventualities. If you intend hiring cars, motorbikes, jet skis or any other motorised vehicle while overseas, you should comply with local licensing laws. Talk to your travel insurer to check your insurance policy covers such activity and seek advice on a...read more
Updated: 28 September 2016, 09:02 NZDT
On 15 March 2016, changes to the Canadian visa exemption came into effect. All New Zealand citizens travelling to, or transiting through Canada, including those who currently do not need a visa, now need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation or eTA. Exceptions include travellers with a valid Canadian visa. The leniency period that allows travellers to board their flight without an eTA ends on November 9, 2016.You can apply for...read more
Reviewed: 31 August 2016, 18:18 NZST
In some South American countries, especially Peru and Ecuador, shamans and other individuals offer ‘spiritual cleansing’ rituals which involve serving Ayahuasca tea. This tea contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is a hallucinogen. While not illegal, Ayahuasca tourism is not regulated and does present certain risks. There have been reports of psychological damage, assault, theft and rape of people under the influence of the ha...read more
Updated: 11 August 2016, 09:38 NZST
This advice is currently under review. Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade cannot provide definitive advice as to the ability of New Zealanders to enter or remain in the Schengen area in any specific case. Border officials may adopt different interpretations of the rules or take into account other factors which might affect eligibility for entry. For this reason we recommend that travellers co...read more
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