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Safe Travel

Safe Travel is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website designed for New Zealanders who are travelling or living overseas. You will find:

Safe Travel matters

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders travel overseas every year.  It’s a diverse and exciting world out there.  But it’s not always sun, fun and photos while you’re travelling.  Sometimes things can go wrong.

Your best-laid plans can be upset by any number of problems.  Theft, accident or illness can affect you or those with you.  Even losing or damaging your passport can spoil your trip.  You might also get caught up in civil unrest, natural disasters or even acts of terrorism.

Some problems are impossible to foresee or avoid.  But by planning ahead and arming yourself with the right information, you can reduce the risks you might encounter overseas.

Of interest

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

United Nations Handbook 2013-14

United Nations Handbook
2013-14

The UN
Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealand General Election 2014

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014. Read more