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Philippines: Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is tracking towards the Philippines and is currently forecast to make landfall on Luzon as a Category 3 typhoon from Monday 2 December (local time). Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is predicted to bring heavy rain, flash flooding, and destructive winds which may reach speeds of up to 200km/hr.  

New Zealanders in the Philippines are advised to stay away from areas affected by the typhoon. It is recommended to follow the advice of local authorities including evacuation orders.

Seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation management and/or tour operators. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea during a typhoon. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.

Updated information about the typhoon can be found on the following websites: the Philippines state weather agency, Tropical Storm Risk and Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Transport links may be impacted. Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if your travel has been disrupted.

New Zealanders in the Philippines requiring emergency assistance should dial 911 for the national emergency hotline.

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on 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 the Philippines requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Manila on +63 2 234 3800 or at For urgent consular assistance outside of these hours please call +64 99 20 20 20.

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