There are reports of a truck driving into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in central Berlin on 19 December resulting in a number of casualties.

This is an unfolding security situation. New Zealanders in Berlin are advised to stay away from the affected area and monitor the media and other local information sources to keep up to date with developments.

Security operations are ongoing and you should adhere to the instructions of local authorities at all times, including any restrictions on movement. Local police are currently instructing people in Berlin to stay indoors.

You should also contact your family in New Zealand to advise them that you are safe. New Zealanders who require consular assistance are advised to contact the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin on +49 30 206 210.