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Fiji Travel Advisory - 5 December 2006

Published: Tue 5 Dec 2006 03:42 PM
Fiji Travel Advisory
Consular Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
FIJI
Revised on 5 December 2006
There is high risk to your security in Suva and an increasing risk in Fiji. We recommend against non-essential travel to Fiji at this time.
There are reports that the Fiji military and President have undertaken unconstitutional actions to remove the Fiji Government. The situation may further deteriorate.
The New Zealand Government will continue to seek assurances from the Fiji military that the safety of New Zealanders will not be compromised, but we cannot guarantee safety if the situation deteriorates.
New Zealanders in Fiji should seek to avoid being caught up in any violence, including by avoiding demonstrations, large gatherings and areas of military activity.
On 26 November, the New Zealand Government moved High Commission dependents out of Suva in response to a specific security concern. Given the uncertain security situation, they have yet to return. The voluntary departure of dependents of New Zealand High Commission staff from Fiji has been authorised.
We recommend you monitor the media and this website, ensure you have appropriate insurance cover and that your travel documents are easily accessible.
This advice will be kept under review. A further escalation of the situation could result in a warning to avoid all travel to Fiji.
See our regional advice for the Pacific.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Fiji are encouraged to record their details online at www.safetravel.govt.nz
New Zealand High Commission, Fiji
Contact details are:
Street address: Reserve Bank of Fiji Building, Pratt St, Suva, Fiji
Postal address: PO Box 1378, Suva, Fiji
Telephone: +679 331 1422 Fax: +679 330 0842
Email: nzhc@connect.com.fj
Office hours: Mon – Fri 0830 – 1630 hrs
ENDS

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