Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 - Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

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Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

The New Zealand Government moved New Zealand to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 on 11:59pm on Wednesday 25 March. For more information on what this means, visit the New Zealand Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website.

Advice for New Zealanders currently overseas
Do not travel
overseas at this time. Transport and transit options to return to New Zealand have reduced significantly. Even booked flights may be cancelled.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

A number of countries and territories are currently experiencing an active outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) which originated in Wuhan City in China.  We are monitoring the situation closely including the implications for overseas travel.  With the situation changing rapidly, our travel advisories are under close review so please check this News Feature regularly. It is being updated as new information comes to hand. 

Middle East: Regional Tensions

On 3 January 2020, an Iranian military commander and Iraqi paramilitary leaders were killed in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad International Airport.

On 8 January, Iran fired missiles against two military bases in Iraq containing U.S personnel.

 

On 8 January, a Ukrainian International Airlines flight was shot down shortly after take-off from Tehran. Iranian authorities have acknowledged responsibility.

 

Travelling as a Dual Citizen

What is dual citizenship or dual nationality?
If you are a citizen of more than one country you are a dual citizen or dual national. This means you are a citizen of both New Zealand and another country at the same time. New Zealand allows dual citizenship and multiple citizenship but some other countries do not.

A country could still consider you to be one of their citizens even if you don't accept that nationality if you:

Australia: Bushfires

Bushfires are a common threat in Australia during the summer period. If you are in or near an affected area, stay safe and follow the advice of local authorities.

In the event of emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).

Details of affected areas, health services, preparedness information, and evacuation centres can be found at the following sites:


Australian Capital Territory:

ACT Emergency Services Agency