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Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Following reports on 24 June 2023 of military tensions in the Rostov Oblast, all restrictions imposed in Tula, Tver, Voronezh, Lipetsk and Moscow have now been lifted. Further measures may be implemented at short notice.

If you are in Russia, you should leave while limited commercial options are still available. New Zealanders who choose to remain in country are advised to follow the advice of local authorities.

Haiti

Haiti

On 3 March 2024, prisoners escaped after gangs overwhelmed security forces at the main prison in Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital. The government declared a state of emergency, with a nightly curfew in place.

If you are currently in Haiti, you should consider leaving via commercial options, if you can do so safely.

Pakistan

Pakistan

As there is no New Zealand High Commission in Pakistan, the ability of the government to assist New Zealand citizens is limited. We offer advice to New Zealanders about contingency planning that travellers to Pakistan should consider.

Nepal

Nepal

Civil Unrest
Political rallies and demonstrations are common in Nepal. On occasion demonstrations have turned violent with clashes between protestors and security forces. In the past these protests have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

Jordan

Jordan

Situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Due to recent events, the land borders between Israel and the West Bank might be closed at short notice. Demonstrations have also taken place in Jordan in response to events in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The security situation in the region remains unpredictable and could deteriorate without warning. New Zealanders traveling to Jordan should remain security conscious at all times.

Indonesia

Indonesia

The Indonesian Presidential election will take place on 14 February.  Frequent political rallies and possible protests are likely to occur in the lead-up and following the election.  Avoid protests and demonstrations and monitor local media for the latest updates. 

Sudan

Sudan

Terrorism
There is a general threat of terrorism in Sudan, including in Khartoum. Terrorist attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by westerners. Possible targets include commercial and public areas such as airports, oil and gas industry installations, hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars, schools, shopping centres, markets, tourist areas, places of worship and government buildings.