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Travel Advice: Uganda

Apr 19 2018 3:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Uganda.

- There is no change to the threat level for Karamoja region in north-eastern Uganda and 30 kilometres of the border with South Sudan due to the threat of banditry, violent crime and armed clashes. We advise against all travel to these areas. (Extreme Risk)



- The risk level for within 50 kilometres of the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been downgraded from High Risk to Some Risk. We now advise caution.



- We continue to advise caution for the rest of Uganda 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/uganda

Travel Advice: Sri Lanka

Apr 18 2018 6:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Sri Lanka.

This advisory has been routinely reviewed.

There is no change to our risk levels.

We continue to advise that there are no significant security concerns in Sri Lanka, but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety.

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

Travel Advice: South Korea

Apr 18 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for South Korea.

The advisory now includes information and advice about petty crime and civil emergency exercises.

Our travel advisory risk level has not changed.

We continue to advise caution in South Korea due to heightened tensions in the region (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Philippines

Apr 18 2018 4:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Philippines.

This advisory has been updated to include information about the upcoming closure of Boracay Island on 26 April 2018.

There is no change to our risk levels.

We continue to advise against all travel to central and western Mindanao (Extreme risk).

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

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

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

Travel Advice: Tonga

Apr 12 2018 10:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Tonga.

This advisory has been reviewed after the risk level was temporarily upgraded in February due to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

We have now downgraded our risk level for Tonga to return it to the pre-cyclone level.

We now advise there are no significant security issues in Tonga, 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/tonga

Travel Advice: Austria

Mar 29 2018 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Austria.

The advisory now includes information and advice about the threat of petty crime in Austria.

Our travel advisory risk levels have not changed.

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

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

Travel Advice: Bolivia

Mar 29 2018 12:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Bolivia.

The advisory includes further information and advice around local laws and crime.

Our travel advisory risk levels have not changed.

We continue to advise caution in Bolivia due the potential for civil unrest and violent crime (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Turkey

Mar 8 2018 4:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Turkey.

There are no changes to our travel advisory risk levels.

We continue to advise against all travel within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping and the potential for violence associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria. We continue to advise against all travel in the city of Diyarbakir, in south-east Turkey (Extreme risk).

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in Ankara and Istanbul due to the heightened threat of terrorism and potential for civil unrest (High risk).

We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel in the provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Mus, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Siirt, Tunceli and Van in south-east Turkey due to the unpredictable security situation and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping (High risk).

We continue to advise caution elsewhere in Turkey due to crime, the heightened threat of terrorism and the potential for civil unrest (Some risk).

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

Travel Advice: Brazil

Mar 2 2018 3:30PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Brazil.

This advisory has been reviewed following the decree recently signed by President Temer giving the military the authority of control in Rio De Janeiro city and state.

Our travel advisory risk levels have not changed.

We continue to 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: Honduras

Feb 28 2018 5:00PM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Honduras.

This advisory has undergone a routine review.



Our travel advisory risk level has been downgraded from High Risk to Some Risk as levels of civil unrest have decreased.



We now advise caution in Honduras due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

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

Travel Advice: Greece

Feb 27 2018 11:30AM
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The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Greece.

This advisory has undergone a routine review.

There is no change to our travel advisory risk level.

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

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

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: 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

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