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Reviewed: 22 June 2012, 11:25 NZDT
Still current at: 24 May 2013
There is some risk to your security in the United Kingdom due to the threat from terrorism and we advise caution.
New Zealanders travelling and resident in the United Kingdom are advised to take account of the terror threat level assigned by the British authorities when making travel decisions. The United Kingdom remains a priority target for terrorist activity, with attacks in 2005 and 2007 and significant terror plots disrupted in recent years.
For the latest alert level, and more information, see the United Kingdom Home Office website. It is also recommended you monitor the media for information about threats to safety and security in the United Kingdom and follow any advice and instructions issued by the local authorities.
Terrorist groups have made specific threats to conduct attacks across Europe and the United Kingdom shares this threat with the rest of the region. Terrorist groups have previously conducted attacks in major cities across Europe and continue to plan attacks.
The political situation in Northern Ireland has improved since the 1998 peace agreement. However incidents of religious violence and dissident activity continue to occur on occasions. Attacks primarily target Northern Ireland security forces, but banks and other commercial entities have also been targeted. The annual parades which occur during the period April to August and particularly leading up to 12 July have the potential to turn violent and we recommend you avoid them.
We recommend you avoid all protests and demonstrations as civil disorder can quickly escalate and result in property damage and localised violence. Strikes occur from time to time in the United Kingdom and have the potential to disrupt traffic and travel.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in the United Kingdom should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place.
New Zealanders in the United Kingdom are encouraged to register their details with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Aviation security measures
For information on current aviation security measures in the United Kingdom see the Department of Transport website.
Contact details are
Street Address New Zealand House, Second Floor, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TQ, United Kingdom
Telephone +44 20 7930 8422 Facsimile +44 20 7839 4580
Website New Zealand High Commission London [external link]
Office Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700 hrs
Postal Address The Ballance House, 118A Lisburn Road, Glenavy, Co. Antrim, BT29 4NY, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)28 7135 8435
Street Address C/o McKay Norwell, 5 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2AS, United Kingdom
Telephone +44 131 222 8109 Facsimile +44 131 222 8008
Office Hours Mon - Fri 1000 - 1600 hrs