Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

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Cuba

Crime
There is a risk of both petty crime and violent crime (including assault and robbery) in Cuba and we advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings, especially in Havana.

Pickpocketing and bag snatching occurs, particularly in tourist areas and on public transport. New Zealanders are advised to take steps to safeguard and secure personal belongings and avoid wearing or displaying items that appear valuable, such as jewellery, cameras and mobile devices.

Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Côte d’Ivoire.

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.

Cook Islands

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

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

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

Comoros

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

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

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

Chad

Travel outside N’Djamena
New Zealanders who decide to travel outside N’Djamena should ensure they put in place appropriate personal security protection measures. We recommend travelling in convoy, with a local guide and only during daylight hours. You should prepare well in advance and make sure you have a satellite phone as telecommunications outside D’jamena can be unreliable. Such measures may mitigate some risks but will not eliminate them entirely.

Chile

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

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.

Cayman Islands

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

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

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

Central African Republic

Civil Unrest/Political Tension
There has been sustained violence in CAR since 2013 and the security situation remains unstable and dangerous. Rebel activity and lawlessness is prevalent throughout the country and despite the presence of international peacekeeping forces the potential for sectarian violence remains high.

The security situation in the capital, Bangui, remains fragile and there continue to be reports of violence, killing and looting.

Canada

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

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.

Northern Mariana Islands

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

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

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