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. 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.

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 to help you plan your journey
  • news features
  • travel advisories for specific destinations, with up-to-date information on security risks
  • registration facility where you can log your travel plans in case you need to be contacted in an emergency
  • when things go wrong - information that may assist you.

Travel advisory for the Philippines

  • Philippines