New Zealanders travelling and living in Canada are advised to take account of the terror threat level assigned by the Canadian authorities when making travel decisions. For further information on the threat of terrorism in Canada see the Canadian Security Intelligence Service website.
New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.
The security situation in the Middle East region is unpredictable and may become increasingly volatile.
There is a heightened threat of terrorism across Europe, including in the United Kingdom.
Since early 2017, separate attacks have taken place in the United Kingdom, causing multiple deaths and injuries.
On 14 November 2021, there was an explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool, killing one person.
On 29 November 2019, a stabbing attack took place near London Bridge killing two people and injuring three others.
Relations between South and North Korea can be tense. North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests and regular ballistic missile tests, leading to further tensions. Future tests cannot be ruled out. In the past, heightened tensions haven’t affected daily life.
There is a very high level of violent crime in South Africa, which includes mugging, murder, sexual assault, carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping. While most travellers are likely to experience a trouble-free visit, there is a serious risk of crime, particularly in city centres and townships. Although crime occurs at all hours, the risk significantly increases at night.
Terrorism is a threat in Singapore. The Singaporean Government has put in place enhanced security measures to combat terrorism, including strong border controls and police surveillance. New Zealanders in Singapore should monitor any developments that may affect their safety, remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.