Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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Canada

Canada

Terrorism
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.

Ireland

Ireland

Terrorism
New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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

Since early 2017, separate attacks have taken place in the United Kingdom, causing multiple deaths and injuries.

On 14 November 2021, there was an explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool, killing one person.

On 29 November 2019, a stabbing attack took place near London Bridge killing two people and injuring three others.

South Korea

South Korea

Political tensions
Relations between South and North Korea can be tense. North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests and regular ballistic missile tests, leading to further tensions. Future tests cannot be ruled out. In the past, heightened tensions haven’t affected daily life.

South Africa

South Africa

Crime
There is a very high level of violent crime in South Africa, which includes mugging, murder, sexual assault, carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping. While most travellers are likely to experience a trouble-free visit, there is a serious risk of crime, particularly in city centres and townships. Although crime occurs at all hours, the risk significantly increases at night.  

Singapore

Singapore

Terrorism
Terrorism is a threat in Singapore. The Singaporean Government has put in place enhanced security measures to combat terrorism, including strong border controls and police surveillance. New Zealanders in Singapore should monitor any developments that may affect their safety, remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities. 

Belgium

Belgium

Terrorism

Terrorist groups, individuals returning to Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Belgium and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past. Brussels hosts a number of international institutions, including the European Union and NATO, which are sensitive locations and could be targeted by terrorists.

France

France

Terrorism
A heightened threat of terrorism remains throughout France, with a number of serious and particularly violent attacks in thepast:

-    On 29 October 2020, an individual killed three people in a knife attack in Notre Dame Basilica in Nice.

-    On 4 April 2020, an individual carried out a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isère, killing two people and injuring five others.