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

There are a number of protests and demonstrations currently taking place around the United States, and further demonstrations are planned around the country over the next few days in relation to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on the 25th May 2020.

 

Protests and demonstrations to date have resulted in violence and looting and a strong police and national guard presence can be expected at any further protests. Police measures have included the use of rubber bullets and/or pepper spray to disperse crowds.

 

New Zealanders in the United States are advised to avoid areas where protest activity may occur. We recommend monitoring local media to stay up to date with developments and following any instructions issued by the local authorities, including curfews.

 

For emergency assistance please dial 911.

 

If you require consular assistance please contact your closest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact information:

 

New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC +1 202 328 4800

 

New Zealand Consulate-General, Los Angeles +1 310 566 6555

 

New Zealand Consulate-General, Honolulu +1 808 675 5555

 

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel, the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. If you register with us, we’re able to relay important information and account for your safety and wellbeing as part of New Zealand’s consular response to an overseas emergency.

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