In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!
This week we visit: New Zealand
Even though New Zealand is considered to be a safe travel destination, there are some things that the visitors should be aware of to ensure that they are safe at all times and that they will have the most pleasurable visit to this amazing island destination.
New Zealand’s government has changed the national terrorism threat level from Very Low to Low in October 2014 and while this means that the situation is somewhat more risky now than in early 2014, you should know that New Zealand is generally not considered to be under any particular threat of terrorist attacks, on the contrary.
There is some possibility of street crime, especially in areas that are famous for huge numbers of tourists. It would be a good idea to keep your possessions close by and never lose them out of sight. There have also been cases of car break-ins and pickpocketing.
New Zealand is famous for adventure tourism and if you intend on doing something potentially dangerous, you should always make sure that the company you work with is a reputable one, with all the licenses and professionals that will take care of you and your safety.
People drive on the left in New Zealand and if you are not familiar with this, you should probably practice a bit before driving into the country. Also, remember that many roads in New Zealand are very winding, which means that you might require more time than you expected to get somewhere.