New Zealand Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

New Zealand Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to New Zealand, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

New Zealand is a coastal country with stretches of unbelievable horizons. You can forget any stress that the daily grind may bring with the endless mountains, lakes and wild forests. During your visit to New Zealand, you should not forgo a visit to the islands of Wellington and Auckland. Wellington offers a number of museums and cafes, and is overlooked by the towering Mount Victoria. In order to explore more about the Maori culture, you should visit one of the museums in Auckland. Thanks to its tropical climate, you will be able to visit New Zealand at any moment without fear of the weather spoiling your time there.

While traveling to New Zealand, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A breathtaking landscape in New Zealand

Recommended travel vaccinations for New Zealand

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to New Zealand

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in New Zealand


Medical Care in New Zealand

No vaccinations are required before travelling to New Zealand, yet it is important to anticipate jet lag or thrombophlebitis caused by long haul flights. The medical care and sanitary system in New Zealand is of very high quality. The Auckland District Health Board is one of the best hospital in New Zealand.

All types of drugs are available from pharmacies, both with or without prescription.

In order to reach an ambulance service, call . You can also call 111 in the event of an emergency.

Is New Zealand Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk of street crime in major cities
Terrorism Low risk
Road safety Caution required; Road condition can vary depending on the temperature
Adventure activities Click the link below for precautions
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit New Zealand?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter New Zealand for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Proof of sufficient funds, as well as a return or onward ticket, are also required.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to New Zealand information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to New Zealand
Street Address:
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the High Commission’s website