Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Crime
Although the crime rate in the Cook Islands is low, New Zealanders are advised to take care of their belongings and ensure that their accommodation is locked at all times. Thieves may target items (such as phones, cash, ipads) left on the beach or otherwise unsecured in scooters or motorcycles and accommodations.

Poland

Poland

Military action in neighbouring Ukraine is ongoing. Russian military strikes have taken place within 20km of the Polish border in Ukraine. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Poland. If you are a New Zealander who has arrived in Poland from Ukraine and are in need of emergency assistance, you should email nzwsw@nzembassy.pl or phone the 24/7 Consular emergency line in New Zealand on +64 99 20 20 20.

Sweden

Sweden

Terrorism
Terrorist groups, individuals returning to Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Sweden and across Europe.  Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past. The potential for terrorist attacks still remains – they could be indiscriminate including in places visited by foreigners.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Terrorism
There is a threat of terrorism in the UAE. Broader conflicts in the Middle East and Gulf region have the potential to affect the UAE. Terrorist and rebel groups continue to threaten to carry out attacks in Gulf countries, including against Western interests. UAE authorities have, in the past, arrested a number of alleged terrorists in connection with possible attack planning.

Greece

Greece

Civil unrest
Demonstrations in relation to many issues including economic and political developments occur frequently in Greece, and have the potential to turn violent with little warning. Demonstrations primarily occur in Athens, particularly in Syntagma and Omonia Squares, and Exarchia. The likelihood of civil unrest in Greece may increase during days of national significance.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Care and careful preparation should be taken with all travel in Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflicts in the northern part of the country, which could spread to new areas without warning. 

Temporary Post Closure
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has temporarily closed the physical premises of the New Zealand Embassy in Addis Ababa, with staff working remotely. 

Myanmar

Myanmar

Post Closure
Due to unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Myanmar. Full consular services in country are unavailable until further notice.

New Zealanders who require emergency consular assistance should contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20 or the Yangon embassy personnel on +95 9 269 810 965 or Yangon.Office@mfat.govt.nz

Malaysia

Malaysia

Terrorism
Terrorism remains a threat in Malaysia, including in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities. On 28 June 2016, a grenade attack at a bar near Kuala Lumpur injured 8 people. Malaysian authorities have disrupted a number of terrorist plots and caution that further attacks are possible.

Monkeypox outbreak

Summary
Monkeypox is a rare disease that does not easily spread between people.

Currently there is an outbreak of monkeypox beyond the African continent where it is endemic.

If travelling to countries where monkeypox is present: