New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague 24-25 March

Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague 24-25 March

On 24 and 25 March the third Nuclear Security Summit will be hosted by the Netherlands in The Hague.

58 world leaders, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, will meet to discuss efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism.  The summit organisers have instituted strict security measures which will cause significant traffic delays in the western part of the Netherlands.  The Embassy premises are inside the secure summit zone and will not be accessible to the public on 24 and 25 March.

During the summit the street in which the New Zealand Embassy is located will be blocked off by a security fence and will be inaccessible to the public.  Embassy staff will be operating from temporary premises and will be able to provide emergency consular assistance to New Zealand citizens in distress by appointment.  Please call the Embassy on +31 70 346 9324 for further details. 

For non-urgent matters, please arrange your visit to the Embassy either before Friday 21 March or from Wednesday 26 March.

New Zealanders arriving in the Netherlands between 22 and 26 March can expect delays at the aiport and on road and train routes to and from the aiport.  If you are departing from Schiphol airport in this period you should allow extra time to ensure you do not miss your flight. Further information on the traffic situation and security is available here.

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