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

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is tracking towards the Philippines and is forecast to make landfall on Northern Samar or the northern portion of Eastern Samar  as a Category 3 or 4 Typhoon from Thursday 14 May (local time). It is then predicted to move north towards Luzon.

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is predicted to bring heavy rain, flash flooding, and destructive winds which may reach speeds of up to 190km/hr.

New Zealanders in the Philippines are advised to stay away from areas affected by the typhoon. It is recommended to follow the advice of local authorities 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. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea during a typhoon. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.

Updated information about the typhoon can be found on the following websites: the Philippines state weather agency, Tropical Storm Risk and Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Transport links may be impacted. Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if your travel has been disrupted.

New Zealanders in the Philippines requiring emergency assistance should dial 911 for the national emergency hotline.

New Zealanders in the Philippines requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Manila on +63 917 858 9867 or at nzemmanila@mfat.govt.nz. For urgent consular assistance outside of business hours please call +64 99 20 20 20.

New Zealanders in the Philippines are advised to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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