Friday, April 10, 2009

Aust, NZ issue advisories on Fiji

Aust, NZ issue advisories on Fiji - 10/04/2009
The Australian and New Zealand governments have issued travel advisories on Fiji urging their citizens to exercise caution, especially while in Suva.The Australian travel advisory warned of safety risks and that citizens pay close attention to personal security.Dependant family members of diplomatic staff have been told they can go back to Australia if they wish.“We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Suva due to the unresolved political situation in Fiji,” the advisory read.New Zealand’s travel advisory said New Zealand citizens in Fiji should be security conscious at all times, avoiding any demonstrations, large gatherings and areas of military activity, especially in and around the capital Suva.“We recommend New Zealanders in Fiji, or planning to visit, monitor the media and keep themselves informed of the security situation. New Zealanders in Fiji should also ensure their travel documents are kept up to date and are easily accessible.”

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