During your stay
Prior to your departure, you may want to consider registering for the Canadians Abroad Service.
Registering allows the service to contact and assist you if there is an emergency while you are abroad.
Visit the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website for more information about this service and how to register.
If you have purchased travel insurance, your policy will likely include a 24/7 emergency assistance service to help you locate care and coordinate payment. Be sure to have their phone number with you at all times.
The Canadian Government also has several offices abroad that can provide you with numerous services when in a medical emergency. These services include, but are not limited to:
- Supplying names of local doctors and health facilities
- Visiting you in the hospital and providing basic translation services
- Arranging for medical evacuation if your required treatment is not available in the region (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government, but may be covered by travel insurance)
If you need help when travelling in New-Zealand, contact:
New Zealand - WELLINGTON
High Commission of Canada
Address: 125 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Postal Address: P.O. Box 8047, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
Tel.: 64 (4) 473-9577
Fax: 64 (4) 471-2082
While in New-Zealand, you will be able to phone to Canada through a Canadian operator
by dialing a Canada-direct number:
Make sure that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
Many countries require that your passport be valid at least six months after the due date of your return.