New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines
Important Message to New Zealanders in the Philippines
The Australian Embassy in Manila has advised that, as of 1 July 2013, for security reasons all travel by their Embassy staff to Davao City, Cotabato City and Zamboanga City has been cancelled until further notice. The New Zealand Embassy has therefore taken the step of implementing the same policy for our own staff.
We recommend you take note of this, and to carefully consider your safety, if you are in, or plan to travel to these locations.
We also take this opportunity to remind you that the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at all times advises against non-essential travel to most parts of Mindanao and advises against all travel to the areas of extreme risk, which includes Cotabato City and Zamboanga City. The travel advisory for the Philippines can be found on the Safetravel website: http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/destinations/philippines.shtml