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

Typhoons and hurricanes are currently affecting areas of Asia and the Americas.

New Zealanders travelling to Asia and the Americas are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major storm approaches and given advice on precautions to take.

If you are in an area affected by a typhoon or hurricane, you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times (including any evacuation orders) and seek suitable shelter. New Zealanders should follow the guidance of accommodation management. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors during a storm and remain well away from the sea and rivers. 

We recommend that you stay informed of developments by monitoring local news and weather reports. Please also ensure that you keep your family and friends in New Zealand informed of your safety and well-being, including after a storm has passed.

Our current advice for New Zealanders considering offshore travel is: Do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. 

Travellers are also strongly encouraged to check the travel advice for their specific destination on SafeTravel and purchase comprehensive travel insurance.

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