The United States presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3 November 2020, with an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday 20 January 2021.
Political activity including rallies and protest activity can be expected in the lead up to the election and the Presidential inauguration.
Since early 2020, there have been widespread protests and demonstrations occurring around the United States.
Some protests have resulted in violence and/or looting and civil unrest.
Even protests or political rallies, which are intended to be peaceful, can result in violence.
New Zealanders in the United States are advised to avoid areas where political rallies or protest activity may occur.
We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel, the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. »