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Belgium

Belgium

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 Belgium and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past. Brussels hosts a number of international institutions, including the European Union and NATO, which are sensitive locations and could be targeted by terrorists.

Australia

Australia

Natural Disasters

Australia has experienced an increase in extreme weather events in recent years. We encourage New Zealanders to pay close attention to weather forecasts and warnings. The Bureau of Meteorology provides an app, similar to New Zealand’s Metservice, that we encourage you to download. Australia’s emergency phone number is 000 from a local phone, 112 from a New Zealand/international phone.

France

France

Terrorism
A heightened threat of terrorism remains throughout France, with a number of serious and particularly violent attacks in thepast:

-    On 29 October 2020, an individual killed three people in a knife attack in Notre Dame Basilica in Nice.

-    On 4 April 2020, an individual carried out a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isère, killing two people and injuring five others.

China

China

Chengdu Post Closure
Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Consulate-General in Chengdu. Consular services for New Zealanders in Chengdu will be provided by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing until further notice.

Italy

Italy

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 Italy and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past.