Travel health

Oceania New-Zealand

Population
4,875,500
Capital
Wellington
Currency
New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language(s)
English, Maori

During your stay

Healthy Travelling

Prior to your departure, you may want to register for the "Registration of Canadians Abroad" service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visist the Government of Canada Web site at travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.

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
E-mail: wlgtn@international.gc.ca
Website: www.NewZealand.gc.ca

While in New-Zealand, you will be able to phone to Canada through a Canadian operator by dialing a Canada-direct number: 000-919.

Make sure that your passport is valid for the whole length of your trip.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after your projected return date.

Bon voyage!

Recommended vaccines

In this section, you will find the list of the immunizations and screenings recommended for Canadians travelling to the above destination (New-Zealand). Some of them may also be mandatory. The following vaccinations apply to all travellers. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a travel medicine clinic. Plan ahead: If you need several vaccines, you may need several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.

Diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles
These vaccines are part of every Canadian's routine immunization schedule. Make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster shots.
Hepatitis A
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Hepatitis B
Low prevalence of carriers. Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
HIV
An HIV test or a medical certificate may be required depending on the length or type of stay. In addition, entry restrictions may apply to those who are HIV-positive.