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

New Zealanders in the United Kingdom are advised to take account of the terrorism threat level assigned by the United Kingdom Security Service when making travel decisions. There is also an enduring threat of Northern Ireland-related terrorism.

Monkeypox outbreak

About Monkeypox
Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox and MPX) is a viral infection that is mainly spread through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has Mpox. 

Current situation
While anyone can get mpox, the current global outbreak has disproportionately impacted:

-    men who have sex with men (MSM)

-    people who have sex with MSM (this may include people of any gender or sexual identity, whether they are transgender, cisgender or non-binary).



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.

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral illness spread by infected mosquitoes. Dengue can make you very sick, and can be life threatening. There are four types of the virus that cause dengue fever – type 1, 2, 3, and 4. People can become immune to one type once they have been infected with it, but can still get sick from the other types of dengue if exposed because cross-protection immunity among the four dengue virus types is limited.

Catching different types of dengue, even years apart, increase the risk of developing severe dengue.



Post Closure
The New Zealand High Commission in Bridgetown (accredited to Jamaica) has now formally closed.

New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or email

Sudan: Security Situation

There are ongoing military clashes occurring in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. We now advise do not travel to Sudan.

Khartoum International Airport is closed and options for leaving Sudan are extremely limited. There may be ongoing disruptions to critical infrastructure and essential services.