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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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More visitors from Australia in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International visitor arrivals to New Zealand: July 2018

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Australia, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holiday Makers, Holidays, Hotels, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on More visitors from Australia in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International visitor arrivals to New Zealand: July 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions More visitors from Australia in July – 23 August 2018 More visitors arrived from Australia in July compared with the same month in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The increase in visitors from Australia in July coincided with the ski season in New Zealand. It also brought the total number of visitors to […]

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Annual net migration eases but rate still high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: July 2018

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Annual net migration eases but rate still high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: July 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Annual net migration eases but rate still high – 21 August 2018 Annual net migration decreased by 8,600 for the July 2018 year, down from the record high of 72,400 a year ago, Stats NZ said today. “Even though annual net migration is lower than a year ago, it is still high by […]

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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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Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

By   /  August 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 Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Germany: Oktoberfest 2018 Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival is scheduled to take place this year between 22 September and 7 October 2018 in Bavaria, Germany. New Zealanders planning on attending this year’s festival should read this information in conjunction with our current travel advisory […]

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Europe: Heatwave

By   /  August 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 Europe: Heatwave

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Heatwave Warm weather producing record high temperatures of over 45 degrees celcius is affecting Spain, Portugal, Greece and other parts of southern Europe. This heatwave heightens the threat of forest fires, and sunstroke. The Meteoalarm website has issued several red weather warnings […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 7, 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: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. Reports indicate that over 90 people have died, and there are over 200 severely injured although these numbers […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 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 Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. The Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency reports the epicentre at 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

By   /  August 2, 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 Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018 Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims are expected to visit Mecca to perform the Hajj from 19 to 24 August 2018. As there is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia, New Zealanders considering making the pilgrimage are […]

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Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – Stats NZ Media Release

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holidays, Hospitality Sector, Hotel Occupancy, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – Stats NZ Media Release

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – 31 July 2018 The International Visitor Survey (IVS) is generally fit for purpose, but some key areas need attention, according to an independent review by Stats NZ. “The extensive review showed the survey works but it should be improved. It needs a tune-up, not a complete […]

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Measles – check you are protected before you travel

By   /  July 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 Measles – check you are protected before you travel

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Measles – check you are protected before you travel Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads easily from person to person through the air, via breathing, coughing and sneezing. It affects both children and adults. A number of countries overseas continue to […]

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Greece: Wildfires

By   /  July 25, 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 Greece: Wildfires

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Greece: Wildfires Major wildfires are currently impacting parts of Greece and a state of emergency has been declared in the Attica region around Athens. New Zealanders are advised to follow any instructions issued by the local authorities such as Fire and Rescue services […]

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Guinea-Bissau

By   /  July 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 Guinea-Bissau

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 2 March 2017, 16:21 NZDT Still current at: 20 July 2018 There is high risk to your security in the northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal due to incidents of armed banditry and the presence of […]

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Cuba

By   /  July 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 Cuba

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 20 July 2018, 13:55 NZST Still current at: 20 July 2018 Related news features There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Cuba but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. CrimeThere is a risk […]

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Europe: Internal border controls

By   /  July 18, 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 Europe: Internal border controls

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Internal border controls As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue visas it cannot provide definitive advice on the requirements to enter or exit countries within the Schengen area.  Border officials may adopt different interpretations of the rules or […]

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Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018

By   /  July 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 Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018 A large number of New Zealand citizens travel to Pamplona, Spain for the San Fermin festivities that take place from 6 to 14 of July. For further information on the festivities visit the San Fermin website .  Advice […]

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Stats NZ Report: International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: May 2018

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Economic Statistics, Economics, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Travel  /  Comments Off on Stats NZ Report: International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: May 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand – The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand May 2018 (IVA) is now available on the Stats NZ website. IVA is a monthly report produced by Stats NZ and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand. It contains detailed tables and graphs of monthly and annual data, showing […]

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Visitors from India up for May – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: May 2018

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Data Analysis, Economic Statistics, Economics, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Visitors from India up for May – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: May 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Visitors from India up for May – There were 9,100 visitors from India in the month of May 2018, up 2,100 from the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. India was the fourth-largest source of visitors to New Zealand for the month, behind Australia, China, and the United States. Overall, 222,100 […]

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