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 destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....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 destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

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France

France

Terrorism
A heightened threat of terrorism remains throughout France, with a number of serious and particularly violent attacks in the recent past:

Spain

Spain

Terrorism
Terrorist groups, individuals returning to Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Spain and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past.  Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

Canada

Canada

Terrorism
New Zealanders travelling and living in Canada are advised to take account of the terror threat level assigned by the Canadian authorities when making travel decisions. For further information on the threat of terrorism in Canada see the Canadian Security Intelligence Service website.

Fiji

Fiji

Crime
Theft and assault have been reported by locals and tourists alike, with most occurring at night and in urban areas. We advise New Zealanders to avoid poorly lit areas at night, particularly in Suva. Female travellers can be subject to sexual harassment and there have been incidents of sexual assault against tourists.

Myanmar

Myanmar

We have information about the current security situation in Myanmar here.

Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Myanmar. Full consular services in country are unavailable until further notice.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Terrorism
There is a heightened threat of terrorism across Europe, including in the United Kingdom.

Since early 2017, separate attacks have taken place in the United Kingdom, causing multiple deaths and injuries.

On 29 November 2019, a stabbing attack took place near London Bridge killing two people and injuring three others.

On 14 August 2018, a vehicle drove into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring two people.

Myanmar: Security situation

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely.

The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency and martial law is in place in areas of Yangon and Mandalay. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions. There are also disruptions to basic services, including ATMs and public health, and more may follow.

Pre-departure COVID-19 test for all travellers to New Zealand

The Government requires travellers to New Zealand from all countries (except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure. This requirement came into force at 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January.

Travellers to New Zealand coming from the United Kingdom and United States have already been required to show a negative pre-departure test result since 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021.