Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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

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Romania

Romania

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

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

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

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Terrorism
There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Russia. Terrorist attacks have occurred in recent years, including in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

On 27 December 2017, a bomb exploded in a supermarket in St Petersburg, injuring thirteen people.

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.

Samoa

Samoa

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

Samoa recently experienced a measles outbreak. Please read our measles information before travelling.

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

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

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

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

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

Argentina

Argentina

Crime
Distraction thefts and violent crime, such as armed robbery, are an issue in Argentina, particularly in larger cities like Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Rosario. Petty crime such as pick-pocketing, bag-snatching and mobile phone theft is common, especially in popular tourist and public areas, and on public transport.

French Guiana

French Guiana

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

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

Qatar

Qatar

Regional tensions
On 3 January 2020, an Iranian military commander and Iraqi paramilitary leaders were killed in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad International Airport.

The security situation in the Middle East region is unpredictable and may become increasingly volatile.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

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

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

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

Anguilla

Anguilla

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

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

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