NZ’s clearly part of Australia – confused Kazakhstan officials

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A Kiwi tourist who travelled to Kazakhstan was interrogated by officials in the central Asian country who did not believe New Zealand was a sovereign state.

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Instead, immigration officers at Almaty Airport thought Aotearoa was a state of Australia and held Chloe Phillips-Harris, 28, for two days.

The self-described adventurer arrived in Kazakhstan in May to discover and travel around the mountainous country.

Chloe Phillips-Harris had contacts in key places. Photo: Supplied

She said to make matters worse, a world map hanging in the immigration interview room had missed off New Zealand.

“I got to an immigration booth and they asked me for an Australian passport, and told me I couldn’t come in without an Australian passport,” she told NZME.

The tourist spent six months in Kazakhstan. Photo: Supplied

“They said New Zealand’s…

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