Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations except Australia and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia and the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between New Zealand and Australia, and between New Zealand and the Cook Islands....Read more

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2021, 14:00 NZDT
  • Still current at: 16 June 2021

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COVID-19

We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.

The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.

Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.

We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

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Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabakh region
This area is subject to an ongoing dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A ceasefire is in place, however there are regular violations which in the past have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. In April 2016, clashes between Azeri and Armenian military forces resulted in 100 deaths including a number of civilians. Landmines are also a hazard in the vicinity and along the border with Armenia.

It is a criminal offence if you visit this region without obtaining the proper permission, and you will be denied future re-entry into Azerbaijan.

Civil Unrest
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Azerbaijan, mainly in Baku. We recommend you avoid all demonstrations and large political gatherings as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn violent.

Crime
Although violent crime against foreigners is rare, muggings have occurred after dark in the centre of Baku, near popular nightlife spots and in dimly lit areas. New Zealanders are advised to pay attention to their personal security and exercise caution, particularly at night. This includes guarding personal belongings carefully and avoiding walking alone at night.

Terrorism
There is an underlying threat of terrorism in Azerbaijan. Although any attack is unlikely to be directed against foreigners, New Zealanders could be caught up in an indiscriminate attack. 

We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public spaces. 

General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Azerbaijan should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders in Azerbaijan are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


The New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Azerbaijan

Street Address Kizkulesi Sokak No.11, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara , Turkey Telephone + 90 312 446 3333 Fax +90 312 446 3317 Email newzealandembassyankara@gmail.com Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/turkey Hours Mon - Fri 0830 - 1700

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Turkey

Street Address
Kizkulesi Sokak No.11, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara , Turkey

Telephone: + 90 312 446 3333

Fax: +90 312 446 3317

Email: newzealandembassyankara@gmail.com

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/turkey

Hours: Mon - Fri 0830 - 1700

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