Since late May 2020, there have been ongoing widespread protests and demonstrations occurring around the United States. Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting. Even protests which are intended to be peaceful can become violent. A strong police and/or National Guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have, at times, included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to disperse crowds.
New Zealanders in the United States are advised to avoid areas where protest activity may occur. We recommend monitoring local media to stay up to date with developments and following any instructions issued by the local authorities, including curfews.
For emergency assistance please dial 911.
If you require consular assistance please contact your closest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact information:
New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC +1 202 328 4800
New Zealand Consulate-General, Los Angeles +1 310 566 6555
New Zealand Consulate-General, Honolulu +1 808 675 5555
We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel, 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.
Reviewed:9 Sep 2020, 16:10
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