Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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Pakistan

Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Iran (accredited to Pakistan). 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 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or email cons@mfat.govt.nz.

Afghanistan

Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Iran (accredited to Afghanistan). 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 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or email cons@mfat.govt.nz.

Ethiopia

Temporary Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Ethiopia. Consular services in country are unavailable until further notice.

Poland

Due to increased operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily closed its Embassy in Warsaw’s physical premises. In country consular assistance remains available. New Zealanders seeking emergency consular assistance should email nzwsw@nzembassy.pl or phone the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s 24/7 Consular emergency line on 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand), or email cons@mfat.govt.nz.

Barbados

Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its High Commission in Barbados. 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 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or email cons@mfat.govt.nz.

 

Myanmar

Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Myanmar. 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 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand) or +64 99 20 20 20 (outside of New Zealand) or email cons@mfat.govt.nz.

Norway

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Norway.

Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

Eswatini

On 19 April 2018, King Mswati III announced that Swaziland had officially changed its name to Eswatini.

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

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

Estonia

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Estonia.

Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

Eritrea

Violent Crime
Street crime is rare but is increasingly happening in cities and towns, particularly pickpocketing against foreigners. Armed banditry is common near the border with Djibouti, along the coast north of Massawa, and on some rural roads.