Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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Macau (China)

Macau (China)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Macau at this time.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Macau should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Macau are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Lithuania

Lithuania

On 24 February 2022, Lithuania declared a State of Emergency in response to Russian military action in Ukraine and Belarus. Currently, it is valid for two weeks, through until 10 March 2022. Rules relating to the State of Emergency may change at short notice.

You are required to carry photo identification at all times when traveling in Lithuania and must present your ID to law enforcement officers when requested.

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Liechtenstein at this time.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Liechtenstein should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

Liberia

Liberia

Violent Crime
Violent crime occurs throughout Liberia, and there is a high incidence of armed robbery, sexual assault, mugging and residential burglary. Most crime is opportunistic but there are also organised criminal groups.  The level of crime is much higher after dark.

Lesotho

Lesotho

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Lesotho at this time.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Lesotho should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Lesotho are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Latvia

Latvia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not issuing a specific travel advisory for the Latvia at this time.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Latvia should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Latvia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Laos

Laos

Violent crime
On occasion, violent crime, such as robbery and sexual assault has been known to occur, including in Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Vang Vieng. Petty crime, including bag snatching from passing motorcycles, is prevalent in cities and tourist areas. Local law enforcement’s response to crime is often limited. We recommend paying close attention to your personal security and belongings at all times and avoiding unlit areas and roads at night.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Border Areas
Tensions exist over recognition of the Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan borders. In the past there have been occasional clashes along the borders involving exchange of gunfire.

Landmines are present along Kyrgyzstan’s borders with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We recommend that you only use officially recognised border crossings if entering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan by land. Border crossings are often closed at short notice.