We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

See for info on vaccinations.

Healthcare for tourists and visitors to New Zealand

Healthcare for tourists is covered for accidental injuries.  Everyone in New Zealand, including visitors, is covered for medical care for accidental injuries through ACC. When you visit a doctor or hospital for an injury, you will be asked to fill out a form so ACC can pay for your treatment. There may still be some cost to you.

You will have to pay for healthcare for illnesses, and it is highly recommended you have travel insurance.

If you have a work visa for more than two years, you may be eligible for other health subsidies and benefits. See the Ministry of Health’s eligibility guide.

At hospital, an Interpreter Service is available for tourists and visitors to New Zealand who do not speak fluent English. Please ask a nurse for an interpreter.

How do I pay?

If you have to go to hospital during your stay in New Zealand, staff will discuss the cost of treatment with you during your stay. You will get an invoice when you are discharged from hospital.


Page last updated: 4 October 2019

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