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Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia. Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia. Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

Australia: Quarantine-Free Travel

Reviewed: 19 April 2021, 00:10 NZST

Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand.From 19 April 2021, you can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to enter a managed isolation facility when you arrive. Travellers from New Zealand have already been able to enter most states in Australia without having to go into managed isolation.All other normal entry requirements, for example immigration and biosecurity, apply.The SafeTravel advice level ...read more

Anzac Day Services Overseas in 2021

Posted: 16 April 2021, 09:58 NZST

Government-led public Anzac Day services overseas will not proceed as usual this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and travel restrictions. Minister for Veterans’ Meka Whaitiri has also announced that there will be no New Zealand and Australian public Anzac Day services at Gallipoli this year. The minister’s press release is available here. While we know many New Zealanders around the world will be disappointe...read more

Myanmar: Security situation

Reviewed: 14 April 2021, 11:30 NZST

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely. The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency and martial law is in place in areas of Yangon and Mandalay. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions. There are also disruptions to basic services, including ATMs and public health, and more may follow. Unless they have a need to remain in Myanmar, we advise New Zeal...read more

COVID-19: Advice for New Zealanders Overseas

Reviewed: 15 February 2021, 09:36 NZDT

New Zealand has a 4-level COVID-19 Alert System. Each Alert Level tells us what measures we need to take in New Zealand. For information about the current New Zealand Alert Level(s), please refer to the New Zealand Government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website. Advice for New Zealanders currently overseas We currently advise that you do not travel overseas at this time. Transport and transit options to return to New Zealand ...read more

United States: 2020 Presidential Elections

Reviewed: 29 January 2021, 09:50 NZDT

The United States presidential election took place on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Political activity including rallies and protest activity has occurred following the election. Further political rallies or protests are anticipated in Washington DC and other state capitals. A strong police and/or National Guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have, at times, included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to ...read more

Pre-departure COVID-19 test for all travellers to New Zealand

Updated: 26 January 2021, 10:53 NZDT

The Government requires travellers to New Zealand from all countries (except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands) to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before departure. This requirement came into force at 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January. Travellers to New Zealand coming from the United Kingdom and United States have already been required to show a negative pre-departure test result since 11:59pm (NZT...read more

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