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

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely.

The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions and banks have been closed nationwide.

An 8pm to 6am (local time) curfew has been imposed across the country. Expect an increased security presence country-wide and possibly roadblocks in major cities.

New Zealanders in Myanmar are advised to avoid any unnecessary travel for the time being and to monitor media reporting for more information. New Zealanders in Myanmar should remain cautious and avoid any large crowds. Stay home if you are concerned about the security situation. It is important to keep your family and friends informed of your well-being.

New Zealanders who require urgent consular assistance can contact the 24/7 Consular emergency line on +64 99 20 20 20.

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