World Masters Games
The 2017 World Masters Games will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from April 21 to 30, 2017. Higher volumes of traffic, large crowds near games venues, street closures, delays in transportation and limited availability of accommodations are expected in the lead-up to and during the Games. Information for athletes and supporters on accommodations, transport and customs procedures is available at World Masters Games.
The Canadian government office located in Auckland provides only trade promotion services. You can obtain consular assistance, passport services and information from the High Commission of Canada in Wellington (located 650 km from Auckland).
Before travelling, we ask you to:
- Read the Travel Advice and Advisory page for New Zealand and for any other countries you plan to visit.
- Inform yourself about travel insurance by reading the Travel Insurance Fact Sheet. Note that New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) only insures accident-related injuries and won’t cover any costs related to illness or medical evacuation to Canada.
- Traffic drives on the left and road are usually narrower and windier than in Canada. Allow plenty of time for travel and visit New Zealand’s safe driving and the New Zealand Transport Agency’s official road code websites.
- Register with Global Affairs Canada’s free Registration of Canadians Abroad.
- Ensure your travel documents are up to date and check Canadian passport requirements, particularly if you are a dual citizen.
- Download the Travel Smart App to access timely advice.
In case of emergency in New Zealand, dial 111 for assistance. For consular assistance, the High Commission of Canada in Wellington is open Monday–Friday 08:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30. Please call +64 4 473-9577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) in Ottawa operates 24/7. Please call +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls accepted) or email email@example.com.
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