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Papua New Guinea: Temporary Suspension of Visa on Arrival

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Papua New Guinea: Temporary Suspension of Visa on Arrival

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Papua New Guinea: Temporary Suspension of Visa on Arrival As part of enhanced border security measures related to APEC Leaders’ Week, Papua New Guinea will temporarily suspend visa on arrival for all foreign nationals from 30 October to 30 November 2018. The suspension […]

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Istanbul, Turkey: Airport Opening

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Istanbul, Turkey: Airport Opening

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Istanbul, Turkey: Airport Opening Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open on Monday 29 October 2018, with commercial flights transferred from Istanbul’s existing Ataturk International Airport (IST). In the period around the scheduled opening, flight delays and cancellations may occur and traffic congestion […]

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Japan: Typhoon Kong-Rey

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Kong-Rey

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Kong-Rey Typhoon Kong-Rey is currently making its way towards the south of Japan, set to make landfall in the southern islands around Thursday evening (local time). Typhoon Kong-Rey brings heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds. The Japan Meteorological Agency is […]

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Indonesia: 7.5 earthquake

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: 7.5 earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: 7.5 earthquake Over the weekend a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. A tsunami later struck the coastal town of Palu, sweeping houses and buildings on its way. More than 800 people have been confirmed dead and many more injured. The […]

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Japan: Typhoon Trami

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Trami

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Trami Typhoon Trami is currently making its way towards Japan, set to make landfall as a Category 3 in the southern islands around Saturday morning (local time) and then continue on to mainland Japan. Typhoon Trami brings heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds. The Japan […]

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Liberia

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Liberia

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 26 September 2018, 15:07 NZST Still current at: 26 September 2018 Avoid non-essential travel to Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties, on the border with Cote D’Ivoire, due to the presence of armed groups and the possibility of cross-border attacks. Exercise increased caution elsewhere […]

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The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) is currently making its way towards the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong bringing heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds. Mangkhut is predicted to make landfall in the Philippines […]

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Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 21 April 2017, 14:55 NZST Still current at: 13 September 2018 Avoid non-essential travel to the border with Liberia due to the presence of armed groups and the potential for cross-border attacks.  Avoid non-essential travel to within 20 kilometres of the border with Liberia. […]

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The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) is currently making its way towards the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, bringing heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds. Mangkhut is predicted to make landfall in the Philippines and […]

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The Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on The Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’)

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel The Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) Typhoon Mangkhut (‘Ompong’) is currently making its way towards the Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong, bringing heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds. Mangkhut is predicted to make landfall in the Philippines and Taiwan around […]

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The Philippines and Taiwan: Typhoon Mangkhut

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on The Philippines and Taiwan: Typhoon Mangkhut

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel The Philippines and Taiwan: Typhoon Mangkhut Typhoon Mangkhut is currently making its way towards the Philippines and potentially Taiwan, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and wind speeds up to 210 km/h. The Philippines National Weather Bureau is issuing information about Mangkhut, which is projected […]

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United States: Hurricane Florence

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on United States: Hurricane Florence

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel United States: Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence is heading towards the South-East coast of the United States and is predicted to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Centre warns that storm surges, heavy rainfall and flooding are likely. North Carolina, […]

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Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, West Nile and Zika virus

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, West Nile and Zika virus

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, West Nile and Zika virus Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses are common in the tropical and sub-tropical climates in many Pacific Islands, in North Queensland (Australia), Asia (including India), tropical Africa and Latin/South America. West Nile virus is commonly found in […]

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Japan: 6.6 magnitude earthquake

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: 6.6 magnitude earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: 6.6 magnitude earthquake At around 3 am local time, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan. The earthquake struck 27 kilometres east of Tomakomai. Buildings have collapsed and there have been widespread landslides. Local reports suggest there are at least 20 people […]

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South America: Ayahuasca tea

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on South America: Ayahuasca tea

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel South America: Ayahuasca tea In some South American countries, especially Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, shamans and other individuals offer ‘spiritual cleansing’ rituals which involve serving Ayahuasca tea. This tea contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is a hallucinogen. While not illegal, Ayahuasca tourism is not regulated […]

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Peru/Ecuador: Ayahuasca tea

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Peru/Ecuador: Ayahuasca tea

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Peru/Ecuador: Ayahuasca tea In some South American countries, especially Peru and Ecuador, shamans and other individuals offer ‘spiritual cleansing’ rituals which involve serving Ayahuasca tea. This tea contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is a hallucinogen. While not illegal, Ayahuasca tourism is not regulated and […]

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Japan: Typhoon Jebi

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Jebi

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Jebi Typhoon Jebi is currently a category 5 typhoon and is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 early next week. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in Japan. There is a risk […]

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Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Cimaron Typhoon Cimaron is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 typhoon (wind speeds up to 154-177km per hour) within the next 24 hours. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in western Japan. […]

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India: Flooding

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on India: Flooding

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel India: Flooding There has been severe flooding in Kerala state of India, due to monsoon rains. Over 350 people have died in the worst affected areas, some due to landslides and hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced. Further heavy rainfall could […]

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New Language for Travel Advisories

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on New Language for Travel Advisories

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel New Language for Travel Advisories On Friday 17 August 2018, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will change the language it uses to describe our travel advisory levels. Our current travel advisory levels of “no significant risk”, “some risk”, “high risk” […]

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