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Spain: Protests and Strikes

Reviewed: 20 October 2017, 12:30 NZDT

Protests and demonstrations have taken place in Barcelona and other parts of the Catalonia region since the vote on Catalan independence on 1 October 2017. We are advising New Zealanders in Spain to avoid all protests and demonstrations as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to result in violence. We recommend monitoring the media to keep up to date with local developments and following any instructions issued by the local ...read more

Indonesia: Bali: Mount Agung Volcano

Reviewed: 7 October 2017, 18:15 NZDT

The National Disaster Management Authority for Indonesia has raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Agung volcano on Bali from orange to red (level 4 on a 4 level scale). The local Karangasem government continues to monitor the situation closely. Residents and tourists have been warned to stay at least 9 kilometres from the crater. Evacuation orders are in place for those within that area due to the potential for an eruption. T...read more

Vanuatu: Ambae Island Volcano

Reviewed: 7 October 2017, 18:00 NZDT

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department has assessed the Volcanic Alert Level as Level 3 (out of 5) for the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island which is in a minor eruption state.  Vanuatu authorities have declared a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order is in place for Ambae Island. New Zealanders in Vanuatu are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities, including the evacuation orde...read more

Thailand: Royal Cremation

Updated: 4 October 2017, 10:55 NZDT

New Zealanders travelling in Thailand are advised to take note of the following travel advisory from the Thai Government concerning the Royal Cremation of the late King His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, which will take place from 25-29 October. Thailand will be mourning for the month of October, with some tourist activities like the October Koh Pha Ngan Full Moon party being cancelled. Please note in particular the delays in transportation in Ban...read more

United States of America: Changes to entry requirements

Reviewed: 2 October 2017, 13:52 NZDT

President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on 24 September 2017. The Proclamation extends travel restrictions to certain citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia. This Proclamation comes into effect on 18 October 2017 and supersedes the previous ban, issued on 6 March 2017. The Presidential Proclamation does not restrict the travel of New Zealand dual nationals, so long as they travel on their New Z...read more

Dengue Fever outbreak

Reviewed: 2 October 2017, 13:48 NZDT

An outbreak of Dengue fever is currently ongoing in American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Palau and Samoa. Dengue is also common in a number of other countries on the Pacific Rim, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Dengue fever is a viral disease spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and can cause significant symptoms. Symptoms include hi...read more

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