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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides advice on security risks in a number of destinations. This advice is based on information from a variety of sources. It reflects risks, and our assessment of what these might mean for New Zealanders. Our assessment may also take account of the actions local authorities are taking to minimise the risk, and our ability to provide you with assistance.
Algeria - border regions with Libya, Mauritania, Mali and Niger.
Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabach and surrounds.
Burundi - with the exception of the capital Bujumbura (high risk)
Cameroon - border areas with the Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria in the Bakassi Peninsula region
Central African Republic - Vakaga Province, Bamingui-Bangoran Province and Haut-Mbomou Province.
Chad - outside the capital N'Djamena
Djibouti - Border areas with Eritrea.
Ecuador - Town of San Lorenzo in Esmeraldas province, the provinces of Carchi, Napo, Sucumbíos and Orellana. Pichincha Volcano area.
Egypt - Governorate of North Sinai (including the Taba-Suez Road)
Ethiopia - within 100 kms of the border with Somalia; within 10 kms of the border with Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea; the Danakil desert area; the districts of Akobo, Wantawo, Jikawo and Lare of the Nuer zone and Jore district of the Agnuak zone of the Gambella region.
Eritrea - Border areas with Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Georgia - Regions of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the Pankisi Gorge north of Akhmeta.
Guinea - Border regions with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.
Guinea-Bissau - northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal.
India - Jammu and Kashmir, with the exception of the Ladakh region via Manali or by air to the region's main city of Leh. The India-Pakistan international border, other than at the international border crossing at Atari, India and Wagah, Pakistan.
Iran - border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - Gaza (including the waters off Gaza), within 40kms of Israel’s border with Gaza, Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar located along the border with Lebanon (the “Blue Line”).
Kenya - within 60kms of the Somali border; within 30kms of the border with Ethiopia and South Sudan; Isiolo and Moyale in Eastern district and along the A2 Highway (Thika Road).
Lebanon - Southern Lebanon (south of the Litani River) and Palestinian refuge camps
Libya except for Tripoli and the north coast cities of Zuwara, Az Zawiya, Khums and Misrata (high risk)
Malaysia - Eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna and the offshore islands and dive sites.
Mauritania - Western and northern regions of Mauritania, particularly in the border areas adjacent with Mali, Algeria, and Western Sahara.
Nigeria - Niger Delta States of Delta, Anambra, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River
Niger - with the exception of the capital Niamey (high risk)
Philippines - Sarangani, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (including Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi, Cotabato City and Isabella City.
Russian Federation - North Caucasus region including Chechnya, Dagestan, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Karbadino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area), the south-east parts of the Stavropol region and Karachay-Cherkessia.
Rwanda - Border region with Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sudan except Khartoum (high risk)
Tajikistan - The Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, including the city of Khorog.
Tanzania - Border regions with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.
Tunisia - Chaambi Mountains National Park.
Uganda - North West, North East and South West Uganda. Border areas with Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, including Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Page last updated: Friday, 24-May-2013 15:53:02 NZST