The Travel Doctor News
Detailed South African yellow fever vaccination statement
Thursday, 5 February, 2015
South Africa lifts yellow fever vaccination requirement for Zambia
Sunday, 1 February, 2015
Influenza Season in Northern Hemisphere
Tuesday, 6 January, 2015
Avian influenza in the headlines again.
Monday, 8 December, 2014
New National Medical Director appointed
Tuesday, 11 November, 2014
NZ Safe Travel Advisory Feed
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:44 +0000
There are occasional incidents of assault and other violent crime in Timor-Leste. Foreigners may be targeted for robbery because of their perceived wealth. Harassment of and violence against women (including expatriates) has been reported.
New Zealanders in Timor-Leste should exercise a high degree of personal security awareness at all times. We recommend you avoid displaying or wearing items that appear valuable such as mobile devices and jewellery, and advise against travelling alone, at night and to isolated areas for security reasons.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000
Political developments and tensions in the region, international events, the implementation of international sanctions against Iran, and political tension in Iran itself all have the potential to trigger demonstrations and result in civil unrest. New Zealanders in Iran are advised to monitor both local and international media to stay informed of developments that may have the potential to impact on their security.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:41 +0000
Airports, roads and land borders may be subject to closure with little warning or could become inaccessible if the security situation in the vicinity changes. There are limited options for departure by commercial means, as some airlines have suspended services due to the ongoing conflict. We recommend you seek local advice on the status of access routes to airports and borders before setting out on your journey and contact your airline to check whether there are any flight disruptions or cancellations.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:37 +0000
International and domestic terrorist groups have conducted attacks in Turkey. Most target Turkish government institutions and security forces however attacks have occurred in tourist areas and locations frequented by foreigners, resulting in deaths and injuries. Terrorist attacks have been regularly carried out in the past in the southeast, and it is possible they could occur in other parts of the country too, including in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, other major centres, tourist areas and along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000
The security situation in Iraq deteriorated throughout 2014. The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remains in control of parts of the country, including parts of Anbar, Ninewah, Salah-ad-din and Diyala provinces. This area includes Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.