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 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 the Cook Islands....Read more

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

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

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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.

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.