Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

Family issues

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 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 the Cook Islands....Read more

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

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

Child abductions

Information which may assist if your child is taken overseas without your consent.

Combating sex crimes against children

Information on laws regarding the sexual exploitation of children overseas.

Inter-country adoptions

Information which may assist you if are planning an inter-country adoption.

Travelling with children

Information for New Zealanders travelling with children overseas.