Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel
Tropical Cyclone Sarai
Tropical Cyclone Sarai is currently at category 2 strength near Fiji and Tonga, and is likely to bring heavy rain and strong winds.
New Zealanders in Fiji and Tonga are advised to stay away from the affected areas as advised by local authorities, and to follow their advice including evacuation orders. Seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation management and/or tour operators. Monitor the media to stay up to date with developments. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea during a cyclone. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.
Fiji Meteorological Service is providing regular updates about Tropical Cyclone Sarai.
Some transport links have been affected. 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 Fiji and Tonga are advised to update their SafeTravel registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
New Zealanders in the area requiring consular assistance can contact:
For Fiji: New Zealand High Commission in Suva, Fiji, on + 679 331 1422
For Tonga: New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, on +676 23122
Or the 24/7 consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20.
Posted:27 Dec 2019, 09:46