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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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Albania

By   /  April 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, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Albania

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 26 April 2018, 16:55 NZST Still current at: 26 April 2018 There is some risk to your security in Albania due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution. TerrorismThere is a heightened threat of terrorism across Europe. Terrorist groups, including those […]

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Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni

By   /  April 9, 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, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni Tropical Cyclone Keni is forecast to pass close to Fiji around midnight Tuesday and just south of Viti Levu by late Tuesday. This will bring strong and gale force winds and rain to the western areas around Nadi, Lautoka, […]

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Turkey: Anzac Day 2018

By   /  April 9, 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, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Anzac Day 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Turkey: Anzac Day 2018 Anzac Day 2018 commemorations in Gallipoli, TurkeyOn Anzac Day 2018, we will commemorate the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. There is no ballot for the 2018 Anzac Day services at Gallipoli but attendees will require an attendance pass (which can […]

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Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018

By   /  April 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, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018 The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place from 4-15 April, on Australia’s Gold Coast. More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories will gather on the Gold Coast and event […]

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Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak

By   /  March 29, 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, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services has issued a public notice advising of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Fiji. Though the risk for travellers to Fiji is low, people staying in local communities or for longer […]

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