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Honduras - Civil Unrest

Updated: 14 December 2017, 11:40 NZDT

There are ongoing political protests in Honduras following the elections on 26 November 2017, some turning violent resulting in fatalities and casualties. Tensions are high and there have been numerous demonstrations and rallies in the capital Tegucigalpa as well as other urban centres such as San Pedro Sula. Demonstrations can be volatile and dangerous, and have included rock throwing, assaults, and tire burning. Rioting and looting have occurre...read more

Europe: Winter Travel Disruptions

Updated: 12 December 2017, 16:05 NZDT

Wintery weather including heavy snow and ice is disrupting travel in the United Kingdom and parts of Northern Europe. Many national and international flights have been cancelled or delayed, as have some rail and ferry services. Several regions are experiencing power outages in some locations and schools have been closed due to the weather and cold temperatures.   The Met Office in the United Kingdom has issued several weathe...read more

Travelling in the Festive Season

Reviewed: 11 December 2017, 14:45 NZDT

The holiday period in December and January is peak season for international air travel, and we wish all New Zealand travellers a safe trip over the summer. We have some advice for kiwi travellers to consider pre-departure:   1. Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on our SafeTravel website, so that you receive important updates.2. Read our travel advisory for your destination, so that you are aware of any potential risks...read more

United States of America: Los Angeles: Wildfires

Reviewed: 11 December 2017, 14:40 NZDT

Several major wildfires are currently affecting parts of Los Angeles, and the Governor of California has declared a state of emergency in Ventura County. Evacuation orders are in place in parts of Ventura and Los Angeles, some businesses and schools are closed and emergency shelters have been opened. Power outages and lack of cell phone coverage has been reported, and parts of the interstate 405 road has been closed. For further information pleas...read more

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Civil Unrest

Reviewed: 11 December 2017, 14:39 NZDT

Protests and demonstrations are expected to take place across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, including at checkpoints. Unrest may occur in areas frequented by tourists, particularly in the Old City and East Jerusalem around sights of symbolic and historic significance. There is also a heightened risk of protests in other parts of the Middle East at this time.  We advise New Zealanders to remain vigilant, avoid all protests and demonstratio...read more

South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Reviewed: 11 December 2017, 14:38 NZDT

Tips for fans travelling to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. Visit the SafeTravel website to read our travel advisory for South Korea and register with SafeTravel to receive updates. Plan well in advance There will be large numbers of spectators and fans travelling to South Korea in February and March for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. If you are planning to travel to the Games, we recomm...read more

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