Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all overseas destinations except Australia....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all overseas destinations except Australia....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2012, 15:09 NZDT
  • Still current at: 13 May 2021

Security

There is an increased global risk of terrorism. No country is immune from a terrorist attack, and no person is immune from becoming a victim of an attack. Terrorists have little regard for civilian casualties and, in many cases, attacks are designed to maximise casualties.

Although New Zealand travellers are unlikely to be targeted deliberately, they are usually indistinguishable from any “Western” tourist, and frequent places where other Western tourists are found. This puts New Zealanders at the same risk as others.

Wherever you are, you should keep yourself informed about the latest alerts and stay aware of your surroundings in areas where large numbers of people congregate, such as shopping malls, markets, monuments, demonstrations and on any public transport.

The United States Homeland Security Advisory System Threat Level is currently at yellow ("elevated"), indicating a "significant risk of terrorist attacks". New York City is currently at orange ("high"), indicating there is a high risk of terrorist attacks. Further information is available from the United States Department of Homeland Security [external link].

"Express kidnappings" where foreigners are abducted and forced to withdraw money from ATMs are on the increase in Mexico.

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