Safe Travel Matters

Log on to SafeTravel before you take off

Log on to SafeTravel before you take off

SafeTravel is the official source of travel advice for New Zealanders, with advisories for specific destinations. Checking SafeTravel helps you avoid travel blackspots.

On SafeTravel you can also register your details and travel plans. Register here (external link) (external link).

If a crisis occurs overseas, MFAT will contact New Zealanders who have enrolled to check on their safety and well-being.

We also recommend you take out travel insurance. If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.

While you are overseas, make sure you respect cultural norms and obey local laws.

SafeTravel (external link) is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website designed for New Zealanders who are travelling or living overseas. You will find:

Travel advisory  


A number of countries and territories are currently experiencing an active outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

There are now confirmed cases in New Zealand as well as Ireland. The New Zealand Embassy recommends the following:

For NZ citizens travelling to Ireland

For travel to NZ

  • Please be aware of Immigration NZ’s (external link) (external link) temporary entry restrictions for foreign travellers. Travel advice is updated every 48h.
  • Check your onward travel. Certain Pacific islands states have adopted travel restrictions or require medical examination prior to travelling/entering.
  • Follow the advice of the Ministry of Health (external link) (external link) on how to stay safe. The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation, both in NZ and globally.
  • Check with airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
  • Travel advice for New Zealand is also updated regularly on our Facebook (external link) page.  




New Zealanders in Ireland requiring consular assistance may contact the New Zealand Embassy in Dublin on +353 1 567 7680 or email Please note visit to the embassy are strictly by appointment only.