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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

Indonesia: 7.5 earthquake

Over the weekend a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. A tsunami later struck the coastal town of Palu, sweeping houses and buildings on its way. More than 800 people have been confirmed dead and many more injured. The death toll is expected to rise.

Search and rescue operations are under way. If you are in the affected area or areas potentially affected by the earthquake you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times, exercise caution and monitor local media for any developments. Please also keep your family back in New Zealand informed of your well-being.

Some transport links have been impacted. Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if travel has been disrupted. If your travel is disrupted, ensure you keep all receipts to support your travel insurance claim.

New Zealanders in Indonesia requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Indonesia on + 62 21 2995 5800 or via email at

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