Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2017, 16:05 NZDT
  • Still current at: 22 October 2017

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There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Canada, although travellers should be alert to the underlying threat of terrorism. 

Terrorism
New Zealanders travelling and living in Canada are advised to take account of the terror threat level assigned by the Canadian authorities when making travel decisions. For further information on the threat of terrorism in Canada see the Canadian Security Intelligence Service website.

Terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq continue to plan attacks against the West and there is also a threat from domestic-based extremists. On September 30 a police officer was struck by a vehicle and stabbed near Commonwealth Stadium. In a separate attack, four people were injured when they were struck by a different vehicle. A number of other isolated terrorist incidents have occurred in the past. Further attacks are possible and could target public areas.

New Zealanders in Canada are advised to monitor the media for information about threats to safety and security and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities. 

General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Canada should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. 

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

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The New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada

Street Address 150 Elgin Street, Suite 1401 Ottawa Ontario K2P 1L4 Telephone +1 613 238 5991 Alternate Telephone +1 613 238 6097 Email info@nzhcottawa.org Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/canada Hours Mon - Fri 0830 - 1630 hrs

New Zealand Consulate-General Vancouver, Canada

Street Address Suite 2250, 1050 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3S7 Telephone +1 604 684 7388 Fax +1 604 684 7333 Hours Mon - Fri 9:30am - 1:30pm

New Zealand Honorary Consulate Calgary, Canada

Note All enquiries should be directed to the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa

New Zealand Honorary Consulate Toronto, Canada

Note All enquiries should be directed to the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa

See our regional advice for North America

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New Zealand High Commission Canada

Street Address
150 Elgin Street, Suite 1401 Ottawa Ontario K2P 1L4

Telephone: +1 613 238 5991

Alternate Telephone: +1 613 238 6097

Email: info@nzhcottawa.org

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

Hours: Mon - Fri 0830 - 1630 hrs

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