New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

Typhoon Pablo (also referred to as Tropical Cyclone Bopha)

New Zealanders in the Philippines should be aware that Typhoon Pablo is expected to make landfall in the eastern Philippines before noon on Tuesday 4 December, local Philippines time.

The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council  has issued warnings and precautions for residents of the Philippines to take.  Philippines National Police and other authorities have been placed on alert.

New Zealanders in the Philippines are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities at all times (including any evacuation orders) and seek suitable shelter.  Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of the accommodation management and/or tour operators.  It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea.

New Zealanders in the Philippines are advised to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.

New Zealanders in the Philippines requiring urgent consular assistance may contact the New Zealand Embassy in Manila on the following numbers: +63 2 891 5358 or +63 917 858 9867 after hours.

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