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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Thailand: Demonstrations

There have beeen recent protests in Thailand. It is anticipated that protest rallies in Bangkok and other provinces around Thailand will continue over the coming weeks. 

These rallies may be announced at short-notice with exact locations often not confirmed until shortly before the protests start. 

Parts of Bangkok’s public transport and road networks have been disrupted or closed during the protests.

Dual Citizenship

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.

How do I know if I’m a dual citizen?

Whether you're a dual citizen depends on the laws of New Zealand and the other country. Different countries may have different rules.

United States: 2020 Presidential Elections

The United States presidential election took place on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Political activity including rallies and protest activity has occurred following the election.

Further political rallies or protests are anticipated in Washington DC and other state capitals. 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.

Curfews have been enforced in many cities as a result of widespread protests and may continue to be introduced.

China

China

Chengdu Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Consulate-General in Chengdu. Consular services for New Zealanders in Chengdu will be provided by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing until further notice.