Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

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Belize

Belize

Temporary Post Closure

Due to the increasing suspension of airlinks and unprecedented operational pressures, New Zealand has temporarily withdrawn staff from its Embassy in Bridgetown (accredited to Belize). Consular services in country are unavailable until further notice.

Nigeria

Nigeria

Terrorism
There is a very high threat from terrorism, especially in northern and northeastern states, and terror attacks occur very regularly in Nigeria. There have been many serious attacks which have resulted in a significant number of deaths and injuries. The terrorist group Boko Haram regularly mounts large-scale attacks in Nigeria, including bombings, gun assaults and mass kidnappings. Future attacks are highly probable, most likely by Boko Haram or Islamic State West Africa (ISWA).

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.

Belarus

Belarus

Routes out of the country are limited, particularly by air, as many countries have banned Belarusian airlines from flying over their airspace. This includes all EU member states, the UK and Ukraine. Minsk International airport as well as Belarusian land border operations with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are currently still open but this could change at short notice. Expect and prepare for lengthy waits at borders by ensuring you have an adequate supply of food, water, medication and fuel. 

Andorra

Andorra

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

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

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

Moldova

Moldova

On 23 February 2022, Moldova announced a nationwide state of emergency which will last for a period of 60 days in response to the regional crisis. Other local restrictions may be implemented with little warning.

The Government of Moldova has closed its airspace to all commercial flights until 25 April due to Russia’s military actions in neighbouring Ukraine. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Moldova.

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

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

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

Virgin Islands, US

Virgin Islands, US

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

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