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Travel Advice: Egypt

Mar 8 2019 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Egypt.

(resending due to technical issues experienced on 28 February 2019 - apologies if you have already received this update)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has made a factual update to its Egypt advisory to include the following information:

“On 19 February 2019, an individual detonated an explosive device in a neighbourhood near the Al Azhar mosque in Old Cairo, killing himself and three policemen, and injuring several others.”

There are no other substantive changes to the advisory.

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

Travel Advice: Myanmar

Mar 5 2019 11:38AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Myanmar.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders:

- avoid non-essential travel along the borders with Laos, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and China and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in the vicinity of these borders, including official border crossings. Military activity, ethnic militias, armed drug smugglers and the presence of landmines pose a particularly high risk to your safety.

- avoid non-essential travel to Kachin State (excluding Myitkyina), the northern Rakhine State areas of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung, northern Shan State and Paletwa township in southern Chin State due to ethnic tensions and the potential for armed conflict and violent civil unrest. We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these areas.

- exercise increased caution elsewhere in Myanmar due to the readily changeable political situation and regular civil unrest.

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

Travel Advice: Zimbabwe

Mar 5 2019 11:39AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Zimbabwe.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to underlying political tension and high levels of crime.

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

Travel Advice: Solomon Islands

Feb 27 2019 1:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Solomon Islands.

There is a change to our travel advisory advice level.

We now advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to Rennell Island due to health and environmental risks associated with a heavy fuel oil spill in nearby Kangava Bay.

Elsewhere in the Solomon Islands we continue to advise exercising normal safety and security precautions.

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

Travel Advice: Ireland

Feb 26 2019 12:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Ireland.

We advise that New Zealanders exercise normal safety and security precautions in Ireland.

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

Travel Advice: Haiti

Feb 25 2019 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Haiti.

We have increased our advice level.

We advise travellers to avoid non-essential travel to Haiti due to high levels of violent crime and civil unrest.

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

Travel Advice: Brazil

Feb 11 2019 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Brazil.

There is no change to our advice level.

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


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

Travel Advice: Venezuela

Feb 8 2019 7:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Venezuela.

There is a change to our travel advisory advice level.

We now advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Venezuela due to ongoing high levels of violent crime, the potential for violent civil unrest, political uncertainty and shortages of food, medicine and other basic supplies.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel as there is a risk of kidnapping due to drug traffickers and illegal armed groups operating within 80 kilometres of the border with Colombia, particularly in the States of Zulia, Tachira and Apure.

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

Travel Advice: Singapore

Feb 8 2019 11:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Singapore.

There is some change to our travel advice level.

We now advise that New Zealanders exercise normal safety and security precautions in Singapore due to the underlying threat of terrorism.

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

Travel Advice: Cambodia

Feb 5 2019 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Cambodia.

There is some change to our travel advice level.

We now advise that New Zealanders exercise normal safety and security precautions in Cambodia due to violent crime.

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

Travel Advice: The Maldives

Jan 28 2019 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for The Maldives.

There is no change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution on Male Island due to crime and the potential for civil unrest, and to exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in the Maldives.

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

Travel Advice: Lebanon

Jan 28 2019 1:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Lebanon.

There is some change to our travel advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Palestinian refugee camps, within 5 kilometres of the Syrian and Israeli border, to the north-eastern Bekaa Valley region extending east and north of Rayek, south of the Litani River, and the southern suburbs (Dahiyeh) of Beirut due to the unpredictable security situation, significant threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping.

We now advise that New Zealanders avoid non-essential travel to Tripoli and Northern Lebanon, north of the line from Sir Ed Dinniyeh to Laboue, due to the unpredictable security situation, threat of terrorism and risk of kidnapping, and exercise increased caution elsewhere in Lebanon due to the threat of terrorism and crime.

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

Travel Advice: Switzerland

Jan 25 2019 2:30PM
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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 advice level.

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

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

Travel Advice: Afghanistan

Jan 25 2019 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Afghanistan.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders do not travel to Afghanistan. The hostile and unpredictable security situation, high and ongoing threat of terrorism and kidnapping of foreigners presents a significant risk to New Zealanders in Afghanistan. New Zealanders currently in Afghanistan are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so.

New Zealanders who decide to travel to Afghanistan 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 Afghanistan 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.

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

Travel Advice: Tajikistan

Jan 23 2019 2:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tajikistan.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice levels.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders:

avoid all non-essential travel to areas bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan due to security concerns, and the presence of landmines.

avoid all non-essential travel to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast due to the uncertain security situation.

exercise increased caution elsewhere in Tajikistan due to the threat from terrorism.

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

Travel Advice: Colombia

Jan 23 2019 9:00AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Colombia.

We have made a factual update to our Colombia travel advisory to add information about a recent bomb explosion at a police academy in Bogota.

There are no other substantive changes to the advisory and we continue to advise that New Zealanders:

Do not travel to the cities of Buenaventura and Tumaco, and in the border areas with Ecuador (except the border crossing at Ipiales), Panama (within Choco) and Venezuela due to high levels of criminal activity and the threat of kidnapping;

Avoid non-essential travel to the departments of Arauca, Caqueta, Cauca (except the city of Popayan), Choco (except Quibdo, Nuqui and Bahia Solano), Guainia, Guaviare, Meta (except Villavicencio and Cano Cristales), Narino (except the city of Pasto and the border crossing in Ipiales), Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Vichada and rural areas of northern Antioquia, southern Bolivar, southern Cordoba and southern Valle del Cauca due to the presence of illegal armed groups, and drug-related criminal activity; and

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Colombia due to violent crime and the threat of terrorism.

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

Travel Advice: Kazakhstan

Jan 22 2019 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Kazakhstan.

There is no change to our travel advisory advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Kazakhstan due to terrorism and violent crime.

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

Travel Advice: Jamaica

Jan 18 2019 3:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Jamaica.

There is no change to our advice level.

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

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

Travel Advice: Chile

Jan 17 2019 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Chile.

We have made a factual update to the travel advisory for Chile to add further information about small scale bomb attacks in Santiago.

There are no other substantive changes to the advisory and we continue to advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution in Chile due to the potential for violent civil unrest.

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

Travel Advice: Nepal

Jan 15 2019 11:30AM
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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 advice level.

We continue to advise that New Zealanders exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for political rallies and protests to result in civil unrest.

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

Travel Advice: Denmark

Jan 14 2019 1:30PM
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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 advice level.

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

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

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