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, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

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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

India: Severe Air Pollution

Major cities in India are currently experiencing severe levels of air pollution. Some of the most common health effects of air pollution include irritation of eyes, throat and lungs. For people with existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis, breathing in air pollution can make these conditions worse. 

Chile: Civil Unrest

Following civil unrest and violence across Chile in October and November 2019, there is the potential for further demonstrations, protests and violent clashes in Santiago and other major cities, including Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, Concepción and Antofagasta, in March and April 2020. We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Chile.