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

Tropical Cyclone Yasa is currently tracking towards Fiji. Fiji Metservice currently forecast it to make landfall as a Category 5 Cyclone from early Friday 18 December 2020 (local time). Cyclone Yasa is predicted to bring heavy rain, a risk of river flooding and flash flooding, possible landslides in landslide-prone areas and destructive winds. High waves pose risks of coastal flooding and sea conditions will also be hazardous.

New Zealanders in Fiji are advised to follow the advice of local authorities, including evacuation orders, and remain updated with the latest weather information.

Updated information about the typhoon can be found on the following websites: Fiji Meteorological Agency and Tropical Storm Risk. You can also visit the Fiji Meteorological Service official Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates.

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 cyclone. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.

Transport links may be impacted. Contact the local transport agency for updates.

New Zealanders in Fiji requiring emergency assistance should contact the local emergency services on the following numbers: Fire/Ambulance (911) and Police (917). 

We encourage all New Zealanders living in or travelling to Fiji to register with SafeTravel. SafeTravel is the official registration facility for New Zealanders both travelling or living overseas. When New Zealanders register with us, we’re able to relay important information about local developments and account for their safety and well-being as part of New Zealand’s consular response to emergencies offshore.

 

New Zealanders in Fiji requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand High Commission in Suva on +679 331 142 2 or email nzhc@unwired.com.fj

 

Please note that this email is not monitored outside of the embassy’s business hours: Mon – Fri 0830 – 1630 hrs. For urgent consular assistance outside of these hours please call +64 99 20 20 20

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