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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: Ethiopia

Feb 21 2018 7:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Ethiopia.

This advisory has been updated to include information about the State of Emergency declared on 16 February 2018 in response to a wave of protests following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam.

Our travel advisory risk levels have not changed.

We continue to advise against all travel to within 10 kilometres of the borders with Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea, the Danakil desert area and parts of the Somali and Gambella regions due to cross border tensions, the activities of armed militant groups, the risk of kidnapping and armed banditry and the presence of landmines (Extreme risk).

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel elsewhere in Ethiopia (excluding Addis Ababa) due to the threat of terrorism and the unpredictable security situation (High risk).

We continue advise caution in Addis Ababa due to the potential for violent crime, civil unrest and the threat of terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: The Maldives

Feb 21 2018 6:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for The Maldives.

This advisory has been updated to include information about the State of Emergency declared on 5 February 2018 due to civil unrest arising from political developments.

Our travel advisory risk levels have not changed.

We continue to advise caution on Male island due to the potential for civil unrest (Some risk).

Elsewhere in the Maldives, we continue to advise there are no significant security issues but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety (No risk).

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

Travel Advice: Tonga

Feb 19 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tonga.

This advisory has been updated after the risk level was temporarily upgraded last week due to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

We have downgraded our risk level for Tonga now that Tropical Cyclone Gita has passed.

We now advise caution in Tonga due to the recovery from Tropical Cyclone Gita (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Fiji

Feb 19 2018 1:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Fiji.

This advisory was reviewed after the risk level for the Southern Lau group of islands was temporarily upgraded last week due to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

We have downgraded our risk level for the Southern Lau group of islands now that Tropical Cyclone Gita has passed.

We now advise there are no significant security issues across Fiji, but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety (No risk).

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

Travel Advice: Trinidad and Tobago

Feb 9 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Trinidad and Tobago.

This advisory was reviewed as authorities have announced the arrest of some individuals who planned to carry out attacks during Carnival on 8 February 2018.

The advisory now includes information and advice about the terrorism threat in Trinidad and Tobago.

We continue to advise caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to violent crime (Some risk).

Click on the link to read the travel advisory:
http://safetravel.govt.nz/trinidad-and-tobago

Travel Advice: Oman

Feb 5 2018 2:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Oman.

Our risk levels for Oman have not changed.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in the border area with Yemen due to the ongoing conflict (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Oman due to the potential for civil unrest and an underlying threat from terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Nigeria

Feb 1 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Nigeria.

We now advise against all travel to the delta state of Imo, and advise caution in the city of Calabar due to the threats from terrorism and violent crime.

We continue to advise against all travel to north-eastern states, delta states and in Cross River state due to the significant risk of kidnapping, terrorism, armed attacks against foreign workers, localised conflict and violent civil unrest (Extreme risk).

We also continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel elsewhere in Nigeria (except in Calabar and Lagos) due to the threat from terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime (High risk).

We continue to advise caution in Lagos due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Myanmar

Jan 29 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Myanmar.

This advisory has been updated to include information about Paletwa township in southern Chin State.

We now advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to Paletwa township in southern Chin State.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel along the borders with Laos, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and China, as well as in Kachin State (excluding Myitkyina), the northern Rakhine State areas of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung (High risk).

Elsewhere in Myanmar, we continue to advise caution due to the uncertain political situation and potential for civil unrest (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Kenya

Jan 26 2018 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Kenya.

The risk levels for this travel advisory have not changed.

We continue to advise against all travel to Garissa county, Mandera county, along the borders with Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan, with the exception of the A2 Highway and Moyale border crossing (Extreme risk).

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel along the A2 Highway north of Turbi and the Moyale border crossing, in Lamu county, coastal areas of Tana River, Kilifi counties north of Malindi and the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Singapore

Jan 25 2018 3:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Singapore.

There are no changes to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise caution in Singapore due to the underlying threat of terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Afghanistan

Jan 24 2018 7:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Afghanistan.

This advisory has been updated to include information about the 12 hour siege at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on 20 January 2018.

Our risk level for Afghanistan has not changed.

We continue to advise against all travel to Afghanistan due to the hostile and unpredictable security situation, high and ongoing threat from terrorism and the threat of kidnapping of foreigners (Extreme risk).

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

Travel Advice: Jamaica

Jan 24 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Jamaica.

This advisory has been updated following a state of emergency being declared in St James Parish on 18 January 2018.

Our risk level for Jamaica has not changed.

We continue to advise caution in Jamaica due to violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Zimbabwe

Jan 19 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Zimbabwe.

This advisory has been updated following political uncertainty in December 2017.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise caution in Zimbabwe due to underlying political tension and high levels of crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Cambodia

Dec 19 2017 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Cambodia.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise caution in Cambodia due to violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Brazil

Dec 18 2017 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Brazil.

There has been no change to our risk level.

We continue advise caution in Brazil due to violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Switzerland

Dec 15 2017 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Switzerland.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise there are no significant security concerns in Switzerland, however normal safety and security precautions should be taken to ensure personal safety.

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

Travel Advice: Honduras

Dec 15 2017 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Honduras.

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has updated its travel advisory for Honduras following elections on 26 November 2017 which resulted in violent demonstrations and ongoing political protests.

We have updated our risk level assessment of Honduras from 'some risk' to 'high risk'.

We now advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in Honduras due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest (High risk).

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

Travel Advice: Uzbekistan

Dec 8 2017 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Uzbekistan.

There are no changes to our travel advisory risk levels.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in the areas bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (including the city of Andijan) due to the uncertain security situation and landmines (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Uzbekistan due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime (Some risk)


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

Travel Advice: Kyrgyzstan

Dec 8 2017 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Kyrgyzstan.

There are no changes to our travel advisory risk levels.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in the Ferghana Valley and areas bordering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan due to the uncertain security situation and the presence of landmines. This includes the regions of Osh, Jalalabad and Batken (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Kyrgyzstan due to violent crime, terrorism and the potential for civil unrest (Some risk)

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

Travel Advice: Tajikistan

Dec 8 2017 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tajikistan.

There are no changes to our travel advisory risk levels.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in areas bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan due to criminal activity and the presence of landmines, and in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast due to the uncertain security situation (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Tajikistan due to the threat from terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Denmark

Dec 8 2017 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Denmark.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise caution in Denmark due to the threat of terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Lebanon

Dec 7 2017 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Lebanon.

The risk level for Beirut (excluding the southern suburbs) has been downgraded to some risk, and we now advise caution in the area due to the threat of terrorism and crime (Some risk).

We continue to advise against all travel in the North Governorate (including the city of Tripoli), the Palestinian refugee camps, within 5 kilometres of the Syrian and Israeli border, in all regions in the Bekaa Valley north of Rayek, south of the Litani River and the southern suburbs (Dahiyeh) of Beirut. This is due to the unpredictable security situation, significant threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping (Extreme risk).

Elsewhere in Lebanon we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel due to the unpredictable security situation, threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping (High risk).

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

Travel Advice: Nepal

Dec 7 2017 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Nepal.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

We continue to advise caution due to the potential for political rallies and protests which may result in civil unrest (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Tunisia

Dec 1 2017 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tunisia.

We have downgraded the overall risk level in Tunisia to some risk.

We continue to advise against all travel in the Chaambi Mountains National Park, including the town of Kasserine, near the border with Algeria, within 30 kilometres of the border with Libya, including the town of Ben Guerdane. This is due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and the presence of armed groups (Extreme risk).

We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel south of and including the towns of Nefta, Douz, Medenine and Zarzis due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping (High risk).

We now advise caution elsewhere in Tunisia due to the threat of terrorism and civil unrest (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Egypt

Dec 1 2017 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Egypt.

This advisory has been updated to add factual information about the attack on Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed in North Sinai on 24 November 2017.

The overall risk levels in Egypt have not changed.

We continue to advise against all travel in the Governorate of North Sinai, including the Suez-Taba road, and within 50 kilometres of the border with Libya (with the exception of Siwa Oasis) due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and the presence of armed groups (Extreme risk).

Elsewhere in Egypt including Siwa Oasis we continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel due to the unpredictable political situation, civil unrest and threat of terrorism and kidnapping (High risk).

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

Travel Advice: Argentina

Nov 29 2017 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Argentina.

The overall risk level in Argentina has not changed.

We continue to advise caution in Argentina due to criminal activity (Some risk).


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

Travel Advice: Peru

Nov 27 2017 2:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Peru.

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

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level. We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia due to the presence of drug traffickers and the occasional presence of armed guerrilla forces, and unexploded landmines. We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Peru due to the risk of violent crime.

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

Travel Advice: Indonesia

Nov 24 2017 1:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Indonesia.

The overall risk levels in Indonesia have not changed.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in Papua and West Papua provinces due to civil unrest and the risk of kidnapping (High risk).

Elsewhere in Indonesia, including in Jakarta and Bali, we advise caution due to the ongoing threat of terrorism (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Malaysia

Nov 22 2017 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Malaysia.

This advisory has been updated due to a routine review.

The overall risk levels in Malaysia have not changed.

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in 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 (High risk).

Elsewhere in Malaysia we advise caution due to the threat of terrorism, crime and the potential for civil unrest (Some risk).

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

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