The popular cricket teams of Scotland, England and Ireland are participating in ICC World Cup 2015, which is going to be held in Australia and New Zealand from 14th February 2015 to March 28, 2015. People planning to visit the matches of ICC World Cup 2015 are advised to follow the following guidelines for NZ.
Nationals from Britain don’t need visas for a short term visit to NZ, but you must reach New Zealand with adequate amount of money in order to upkeep yourself during the stay. If you wish to stay for a longer period of time then please check the immigration website of New Zealand.
You should be carrying a valid passport, if you are traveling to or from NZ to any other country and make sure that you fit the criteria of the country.
When you are traveling for a longer period of time, you need to keep a comprehensive travel and health insurance policy with you. Be certain that your travel coverage also covers “adventure tourism”. This is important if you wish to indulge in activities like bungee jumping or white water rafting. In case you misplace your passport or if your documents get stolen, then you need to get them from the Emergency Travel Department of the British Consulate.
The standard conditions on every match will be enforced, which means items like food, alcohol, drugs, breakable containers, glass bottle, cans, offensive weapons, flags above 1m * 1m size, professional cameras and musical instruments will be prohibited. All the venues have the right to refuse the permission of entrance to any person who is drunk or has some disorder.
Further information on match venues are as the following:
• Friday 20 February – England v New Zealand – Wellington Regional Stadium
• Tuesday 17 February – New Zealand v Scotland – University Oval, Dunedin
• Monday 16 February – West Indies v Ireland – Saxton Oval, Nelson
• Monday 23 February – England v Scotland – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
• Sunday 1 March – England v Sri Lanka – Wellington Regional Stadium
• Thursday 26 February – Afghanistan v Scotland – University Oval, Dunedin
• Tuesday 10 March – India v Ireland – Seddon Park, Hamilton
• Thursday 5 March – Bangladesh v Scotland – Saxton Oval, Nelson
Easter holidays will be from 3rd to 6th April. During these days the shops will be shut so it’s suggested that if you need any prescription medicines then keep an adequate stock with you. Crime is at a very low in New Zealand, but that doesn’t mean that there is no criminality at all, so stay vigilant. As a tourist from Britain you can drive in NZ, but you need to have a valid driving license. Be certain that you have sufficient funds even if you are borrowing a car from a relative or a friend.
When traveling to New Zealand for the ICC World Cup 2015 if you come across any life threatening or critical emergency, then immediately call 111 and inform whether you need an ambulance, fire brigade or police.
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We hope with all this information, you have a safe travel to New Zealand for the World Cup 2015. Enjoy!