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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 from New Zealand to the Cook Islands is currently paused. Read more here....Read more

Exercise increased caution in the Cook Islands (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to the Cook Islands is currently paused. Read more here....Read more

Restrictions for travellers from 'very high risk' countries

Reviewed: 30 November 2021, 11:30 NZDT

The Government has created a ‘very high risk’ country category that will significantly reduce the number of people with COVID-19 flying to New Zealand. For more information, see the Unite Against COVID-19 website. The following countries currently meet the threshold of being very high risk: Papua New Guinea Botswana Eswatini Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia Seychelles South Africa Zimbabwe Restrictions on who can travel direc...read more

Solomon Islands: Demonstrations

Posted: 26 November 2021, 14:43 NZDT

Protests are taking place in Honiara.   New Zealanders in the Solomon Islands are advised to stay at home and avoid all demonstrations, rallies and large public gatherings. We recommend that you monitor the media and local developments closely, and follow any instructions and advice issued by local authorities. New Zealanders who find themselves in an area affected by demonstrations should find a safe location and remain indoors until...read more

Reconnecting New Zealand: next steps

Posted: 24 November 2021, 15:12 NZDT

On 24 November, the New Zealand Government announced the next steps for reopening New Zealand’s border. Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as the Government removes the requirement for managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) for most travellers.   The border will open in 3 steps: Opening to fully vaccinated New Zealand ...read more

Quarantine-Free Travel

Reviewed: 15 November 2021, 14:55 NZDT

Latest update NZ to Cook Islands Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand is currently paused. The Cook Islands Government has announced that its borders will reopen, allowing travel from New Zealand to resume from 14 January 2022. Cook Islands to NZ New Zealand travellers in the Cook Islands can travel back to New Zealand. You must meet some conditions. Detailed information about quarantine-free travel is available on the Unite Aga...read more

Pacific Cyclone Season: 1 November to 30 April

Reviewed: 9 November 2021, 10:26 NZDT

The Pacific cyclone season runs from 1 November until 30 April. New Zealanders travelling to the Pacific are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major cyclone approaches and given advice on precautions to take. We can also make contact with you following a significant cyclone to check on your well-being. If you are in an area affected by a...read more

Afghanistan: Security Situation

Reviewed: 13 September 2021, 17:20 NZST

On 26 August 2021 a terrorist attack occurred in the vicinity of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport with explosions taking place outside the Abbey Gate and at a nearby hotel.   The security situation remains extremely dangerous and may become increasingly volatile at short notice. There is an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack throughout Afghanistan. Explosions have occurred in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai International ...read more

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