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. 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:
- traveller’s checklist (external link) to help you plan your journey
- news features (external link)
- travel advisories (external link) for specific destinations, with up-to-date information on security risks
- registration facility (external link) where you can log your travel plans in case you need to be contacted in an emergency
- when things go wrong (external link) - information that may assist you.
During the cyclone season (1 November - 1 April) we encourage all visiting New Zealand citizens in the Cook Islands to register online at the SafeTravel website (external link). You may also call us on phone 685 21711 for a registration form or collect one from our office in the middle of town.