Protests and demonstrations are continuing across India in response to the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Our level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in India including in New Delhi and Mumbai, due to the ongoing potential for terrorism, demonstrations and civil unrest. Higher levels apply elsewhere in India.
Large-scale protests have taken place in several major cities in India; with reports of deaths, injuries and damage to private property as a result Protests are likely to continue and could impact transport and communications. Some roads into New Delhi have been closed and checkpoints have been put in place. Curfews have been imposed in some areas and further disruptions may occur without notice. We advise all travellers to remain vigilant and allow extra time for travel. Reconfirm travel arrangements and local conditions before setting out on a journey.
New Zealanders in India are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations, as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn violent. You should follow the instructions of the local authorities, including curfews, and exercise a high degree of personal security awareness at all times.
We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register with SafeTravel. SafeTravel is the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. If you register with us, we're able to relay important information and account for your safety and wellbeing as part of New Zealand's consular response to an overseas emergency.
New Zealanders in India requiring consular assistance should contact the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi on +91 11 4688 3170 and press 9.
Reviewed:20 Dec 2019, 10:33
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