- Travelling with an Electronic Cigarette
- 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
Posted: 15 March 2016, 16:34 NZDT
New Zealanders with unpaid debts overseas may be detained on arrival at the airport by the local authorities, including when in transit. You may also find yourself prevented from departure until a debt is settled or a dispute is resolved. This includes cases of outstanding accommodation bills from previous visits, medical fees, missed loan repayments, bounced cheques, and unresolved commercial and civil disputes. We encour...read more
Posted: 15 March 2016, 16:28 NZDT
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas, and this includes for the purpose of medical tourism. Many New Zealanders are tempted by the perceived prospect of cheaper and more immediate access to medical treatment overseas. New Zealanders are strongly advised to discuss any plans they have to travel overseas for a medical procedure with their local health practitioner well in advance of their trip, to ...read more
Posted: 15 March 2016, 10:39 NZDT
Other countries' border control authorities may refuse entry to New Zealand citizens with a criminal record, in accordance with their regulations. This may be regardless of the seriousness of the crime the New Zealander committed, or how much time has passed since the conviction occurred. All New Zealand citizens with a criminal record are urged to consult with the relevant country's embassy or immigration authority to check tha...read more
Posted: 22 January 2016, 16:14 NZDT
On 21 January 2016, changes to the US Visa Waiver Programme came into effect and have the potential to affect New Zealanders travelling to the US. These changes mean that New Zealanders who are also nationals of Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Iran or New Zealanders who have travelled to these four countries on or after 1 March 2011 may no longer be eligible to apply for an ESTA to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme....read more
Reviewed: 2 June 2015, 11:58 NZST
Inter-country adoptions take time and money. New Zealand is a contracting state to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption. It is extremely important to seek independent legal advice and consult Child, Youth and Family before embarking on an inter-country adoption. You must ensure that any child adopted overseas by a New Zealander is able to lawfully exit the country they are in, ...read more
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