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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) regularly posts updates regarding the potential risks of travelling to certain countries or regions. The warning and level thereof can increase and decrease as the situation changes in that country. MFAT ensure this is updated regularly. We strongly consider MFAT’s advice in our decision on whether a region is covered by a Worldcare policy. It is advisable to check the notifications below, or click through to the Safe Travel site to determine the risk level to your chosen holiday destination before you book.

Extreme risk: MFAT advise against all travel. This is usually to areas where there is a perceived heightened threat to New Zealanders.
High risk: Avoid all tourist and non-essential travel.
Some risk: Signifies a level of risk and caution is advisable.
No risk: No advice is given to these countries, though normal common sense should be applied as you would at home.

If you are unsure if you are covered due to a Safe Travel advisory, please call us on 0800 553 550 or refer to the Policy Wording for more details.

Travel Advice: Tanzania

Dec 7 2018 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tanzania.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to violent crime, the threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/tanzania

Travel Advice: Somalia

Dec 3 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Somalia.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Somalia, including Somaliland. New Zealanders currently in Somalia are advised to leave. There is a significant threat from terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict and a high level of violent crime throughout the country.

New Zealanders who decide to travel to Somalia against our advice should ensure that appropriate personal security protection measures are in place at all times. We strongly recommend you consult a reputable security company with experience in Somalia for advice on security arrangements. Security arrangements should be reviewed on a regular basis. Such measures may mitigate the risks to your safety but cannot eliminate them entirely. No part of Somalia can be considered safe. This includes large cities such as Mogadishu and Kismayo.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/somalia

Travel Advice: Guam

Nov 30 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Guam.

We continue to advise exercising normal safety and security precautions in Guam.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/guam

Travel Advice: Iran

Nov 29 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Iran.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has made a factual update to its travel advisory for Iran.

We have provided some additional wording under General travel advice regarding the following:

Change in currency conversion.

Dual nationality risks for New Zealand/Iranian passport holders.

Restrictions on transferring funds to pay for travel insurance claims/emergency medical treatment.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/iran

Travel Advice: Turkey

Nov 29 2018 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Turkey.

There is some change to our advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and the potential for violence associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria, or to the city of Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey due to the risk of terrorism, civil unrest and the unpredictable security situation.

We also continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to the provinces of Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Siirt, and Tunceli in south-east Turkey due to the unpredictable security situation and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping.

We now advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution elsewhere in Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, due to the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/turkey

Travel Advice: Malaysia

Nov 28 2018 1:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Malaysia.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to coastal areas of eastern Sabah (from Kudat to Tawau, including Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna, including the offshore islands and dive sites) due to the risk of kidnapping.

Elsewhere in Malaysia we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to the threat of terrorism, crime and the potential for civil unrest and we advise caution.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/malaysia

Travel Advice: Algeria

Nov 26 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Algeria.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels, but we have increased the - Do not travel - within 30km of the border regions mentioned below, to 50km.

We advise do not travel within 50 kilometres of the border regions with Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Tunisia due to a heightened threat from terrorism and kidnapping.

We continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel to the mountainous region of Kabylie and the wilayas (provinces) of Annaba, Bechar, Biskra, El Bayadh, El Taref, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Skikda, Souk Ahras due to the threat of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.

Elsewhere in Algeria we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to the potential for civil unrest and the threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/algeria

Travel Advice: Peru

Nov 26 2018 1:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Peru.

There is no change to our travel advice levels, but we have now included some additional advice under - Avoid non-essential travel.

We now advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia and Ecuador due to the presence of drug traffickers, the occasional presence of armed guerrilla forces, and landmines. Avoid crossing the border with Colombia by land.

Elsewhere in Peru we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/peru

Travel Advice: Pakistan

Nov 26 2018 11:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Pakistan.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels, but we have now included some additional advice under - Do not travel.

We now advise that New Zealanders do not travel to the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), and border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding the Wagah official border crossing point) due to the significant threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping and the unpredictable security situation. Any New Zealanders currently in these areas are advised to depart.

We continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel elsewhere in Pakistan due to the threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping, potential for civil unrest and the unpredictable security situation. New Zealanders in Pakistan with concerns for their safety should consider leaving the country.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/pakistan

Travel Advice: Libya

Nov 23 2018 2:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Libya.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Libya due to ongoing conflict and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping. New Zealanders currently in Libya are strongly advised to depart immediately.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/libya

Travel Advice: United States of America

Nov 20 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for United States of America.

There is no change to our advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in the USA due to the threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/united-states-america

Travel Advice: Finland

Nov 15 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Finland.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise normal safety and security precautions in Finland.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/finland

Travel Advice: Burkina Faso

Nov 9 2018 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Burkina Faso.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels, but we have now added Niger, Benin and Togo into the below advice:

Do not travel within 40 kilometres of the border with Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, and in W National Park due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry

We continue to advise that New Zealanders:

Do not travel to the areas north of the town of Boulsa due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry.

Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Burkina Faso due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping, armed banditry and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/burkina-faso

Travel Advice: Senegal

Nov 7 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Senegal.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to the Casamance region, except for Cap Skirring, Zinguinchor and the main road connecting these two cities due to armed banditry and clashes between separatist groups and the Senegalese army.

Elsewhere in Senegal we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to terrorism and crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/senegal

Travel Advice: Spain

Nov 6 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Spain.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Spain due to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/spain

Travel Advice: Syria

Nov 2 2018 1:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Syria.

There is no change to our advisory level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Syria due to the ongoing civil war and extremely dangerous security situation.

There is a significant risk of violence and kidnapping throughout Syria. A number of foreign nationals have been targeted and some have been murdered.

We strongly recommend any New Zealanders currently in Syria depart immediately or as soon as it is safe to do so. As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Syria, the ability of the government to assist New Zealand citizens requiring consular assistance is severely limited.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/syria

Travel Advice: Niger

Nov 2 2018 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Niger.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel outside the capital Niamey due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping, the presence of armed militants and the unpredictable security situation.

We also continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel to Niamey due to the threat of kidnapping, violent crime and civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/niger

Travel Advice: Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Nov 1 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Advice level changes

We now advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to the border of Israel and Gaza due to civil unrest, the risk of rocket fire and military operations; and

While we generally advise avoiding non-essential travel to the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, we now advise exercising increased caution in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah.

Advice levels that are unchanged

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to the occupied Palestinian territory of Gaza, including the waters off Gaza, due to the unpredictable security situation, threat of kidnapping and potential for military operations, or to Shebaa Farms and Ghajjar or within 500 metres of the border with Lebanon, or the Blue Line, due to the risk of rocket fire, militant activity and military operations, or to all parts of the Golan Heights to the east of route 98, or to the border area with Syria, due to the possibility of rocket fire, militant activity and military operations.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, not including East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah, due to the unpredictable security situation and the potential for violent civil unrest.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution elsewhere in Israel due to the threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

Travel Advice: Belgium

Oct 30 2018 1:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Belgium.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Belgium due to the heightened and ongoing threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/belgium

Travel Advice: Indonesia

Oct 29 2018 8:07PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Indonesia.

We apologise for the re-send of this email, a correction is required as we have downgraded our advisory level for Lombok and the Gili Islands.

We now advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Lombok and the Gili islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air)

We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to Central Sulawesi, including the city of Palu, Donggala District, Sigi District and Parigi Moutong District due to damage from the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution elsewhere in Indonesia, including in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali, due to the on-going threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/indonesia

Travel Advice: Democratic Republic of Congo

Oct 24 2018 2:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Democratic Republic of Congo.

There is no change to our advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to eastern and north-eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the provinces of Haut-Uele, Haut Lomami, Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Maniema, Tanganyika, North and South Kivu and within 50 kilometres of the border with the Central African Republic. This is due to the unstable security situation, ongoing armed conflict and violent crime.

Elsewhere in the DRC we continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel due to the potential for civil unrest and violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/democratic-republic-congo

Travel Advice: Italy

Oct 19 2018 10:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Italy.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Italy due to the threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/italy

Travel Advice: Egypt

Oct 17 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Egypt.

There is some change to our advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to the North Sinai, including the Suez-Taba road, due to crime and continued terrorist attacks on police and security forces, or to within 50 kilometres of the border with Libya due to the risk of terrorism and ongoing military operations.

We also continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to the South Sinai due to the risk of terrorism and ongoing military operations. This does not include the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq, where we now advise exercising increased caution. We also continue to advised New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, including the Western Desert. This does not include the coastal resort areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh, or the tourist areas along the Nile River, where we now advise exercising increased caution.

We now advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution elsewhere in Egypt due to the unpredictable political situation, civil unrest, crime and threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/egypt

Travel Advice: Papua New Guinea

Oct 16 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Papua New Guinea.

We have added the following wording on crime:

"Due to high levels of violent crime, New Zealand officials in Port Moresby adopt enhanced security measures for pedestrian and vehicle movement, their workplace, accommodation and public places."

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/papua-new-guinea

Travel Advice: Ecuador

Oct 16 2018 11:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Ecuador.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia, except for the official crossing town of Tulcan in the province of Carchi, due to the threat from kidnapping and organised and drug-related crime.

We continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel to the northern province of Sucumbios due to the threat from kidnapping and organised and drug-related crime.

Elsewhere in Ecuador we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/ecuador

Travel Advice: Sierra Leone

Oct 16 2018 9:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Sierra Leone.

There is no change to our travel advisory level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/sierra-leone

Travel Advice: Ethiopia

Oct 15 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Ethiopia.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel within 10 kilometers of Ethiopia's borders with Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea, with the exception of Highway 80 and the Moyale border crossing along the Kenyan border.

We now advise that New Zealanders do not travel to most parts of the Somali region, specifically the Nogob (previously Fik), Jarar (previously Degehabur), Shabelle (previously Gode), Korahe and Dollo (previously Warder) zones and within 100 kilometres of the border with Somalia in the Afder and Liben zones; and certain parts of the Gambella region (the districts of Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo and Lare in the Nuer zone and Jore district in the Agnuak zone);

And avoid non-essential travel to the Danakil desert area (east of the Dessie-Adigrat road and north of the Dessie-Djibouti road).

Elsewhere in Ethiopia, we have brought our advice level down to advise exercising increased caution (including in Addis Ababa) due to violent crime, the threat of terrorism and the unpredictable security situation.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/ethiopia

Travel Advice: Canada

Oct 15 2018 9:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Canada.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise normal safety and security precautions in Canada, travellers should be alert to the underlying threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/canada

Travel Advice: France

Oct 12 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for France.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in France due to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/france

Travel Advice: Kenya

Oct 12 2018 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Kenya.

There is no change to our advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to areas bordering Somalia due to the significant threat of terrorism, kidnapping and cross-border attacks. This includes Garissa county, Mandera county and with Somalia, including Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island.

Do not travel to the border areas with Ethiopia and South Sudan, with the exception of the A2 Highway and Moyale border crossing. Cross-border kidnapping and armed banditry make these border areas extremely unsafe.

Avoid non-essential travel along the A2 Highway north of Turbi and the Moyale border crossing due to sporadic civil unrest.

Avoid non-essential travel to Lamu county, coastal areas of Tana River and Kilifi counties north of Malindi due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime.

Avoid non-essential travel to the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime.

Elsewhere in Kenya we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

Travel Advice: Azerbaijan

Oct 4 2018 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Azerbaijan.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the areas near the border with Armenia due to political tension and the potential for armed conflict.

Elsewhere in Azerbaijan we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/azerbaijan

Travel Advice: Argentina

Oct 3 2018 3:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Argentina.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Argentina due to crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/argentina

Travel Advice: Bahrain

Oct 1 2018 10:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Bahrain.

There is no change to our advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Bahrain due to the potential for civil unrest and the threat of terrorism.


Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/bahrain

Travel Advice: Laos

Sep 27 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Laos.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels, but we have now added the Attapeu province to our avoiding non-essential travel line due to some recent flooding in the area.

We now advise avoiding non-essential travel to Xaisomboun Province due to the potential of violent incidents, and the Attapeu Province where recovery efforts are ongoing since recent flooding of the hydroelectric dam. Travel to certain parts of the Xaisomboun Province requires a permit from Lao authorities. There has been a number of violent incidents in the Xaisomboun Province in recent years, including shooting attacks and the detonation of improvised explosive devices. These have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, including of civilians.

We continue to advise exercising normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in Laos.


Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/laos

Travel Advice: Qatar

Sep 27 2018 1:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Qatar.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Qatar due to the threat of terrorism.


Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/qatar

Travel Advice: Liberia

Sep 27 2018 10:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Liberia.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties, on the border with Cote D'Ivoire, due to the presence of armed groups and the possibility of cross-border attacks.

Elsewhere in Liberia we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to the unpredictable security situation and violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/liberia

Travel Advice: Haiti

Sep 26 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Haiti.

There is no change to our advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to the Port-au-Prince districts of Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air due to high levels of violent crime, and to exercise increased caution elsewhere due to violent crime and civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/haiti

Travel Advice: Zambia

Sep 26 2018 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Zambia.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has conducted a routine review of its travel advisory for Zambia.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to the border areas with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique due to the presence of landmines. The local authorities can provide advice on affected areas.

Elsewhere in Zambia we continue to advise exercising increased caution due to violent crime.


Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/zambia

Travel Advice: Mauritania

Sep 25 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Mauritania.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/mauritania

Travel Advice: Belize

Sep 25 2018 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Belize.

There is no change to our travel advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Belize due to violent crime.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/belize

Travel Advice: Guinea

Sep 19 2018 11:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Guinea.

There is no change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to the border regions with Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Ivory Coast due to cross-border military activity and the threat of banditry.

We advise exercising increased caution elsewhere in Guinea due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/guinea

Travel Advice: Venezuela

Sep 18 2018 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Venezuela.

There is no change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders not to travel within 80 kilometres of the border with Colombia, particularly in the states of Zulia, Tachira and Apure. Drug traffickers and illegal armed groups operate in the area, and there is a risk of kidnapping.

We also continue to advise avoiding non-essential travel elsewhere in Venezuela due to high levels of violent crime, the potential for violent civil unrest, political uncertainty and shortages of food and medicine.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/venezuela

Travel Advice: Kosovo

Sep 14 2018 5:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Kosovo.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has conducted a routine review of its travel advisory for Kosovo.

There is no change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to North Mitrovica and the northern municipalities of Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan due to politically-motivated violence and civil unrest, and to exercise increased caution elsewhere in Kosovo due to the potential for civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/kosovo

Travel Advice: Cote D'Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Sep 13 2018 3:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Cote D'Ivoire/Ivory Coast.

There is no change to our advice levels. We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel within 20km of the border with Liberia due to the presence of armed groups and potential for cross-border attacks, and to exercise increased caution elsewhere in Cote d'Ivoire due to terrorism, violent crime and potential civil unrest.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/cote-divoireivory-coast

Travel Advice: Rwanda

Sep 12 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Rwanda.

There is no change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to Rwanda's borders with the DRC and Burundi due to security concerns, and advise exercising increased caution elsewhere in Rwanda.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/rwanda

Travel Advice: The Netherlands

Sep 10 2018 10:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for The Netherlands.

On 28 August 2018, two foreign tourists were seriously injured in a knife attack at Amsterdam Central Station. The perpetrator had terrorist motives.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to the threat of terrorism. Keep informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. Be aware of your surroundings in public and follow any instructions issued by local authorities.

New Zealanders in the Netherlands requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in the Netherlands on +31 70 346 9324 or via email at Hague.Info@mfat.govt.nz.

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/netherlands

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