If you have an accident which causes personal injury, the NZ Accident
Compensation Scheme will cover you for some of your medical and hospital
expenses (if required). Unfortunately, you will not be covered
for loss of earnings, repatriation, loss of tickets etc. Neither will
you be covered if you fall ill whilst here. We strongly recommend that
comprehensive Travel Insurance be taken out prior to your departure for
sickness, accidents, travel plan disruption etc.
If you do suffer a medical misadventure whilst in New Zealand contact
the Accident Information Service who will advise on where and how to seek
help by phoning Freephone 0800 263 345 (24 hour service) from anywhere
in New Zealand.
If you take medication whilst on holiday, please be sure to bring enough
for your entire stay plus a Doctor's certificate in case this needs to
be seen by NZ Customs. To obtain many drugs from a Pharmacy, a Doctor's
prescription is required. An appointment with a Doctor will cost approx.
NZ$35 to NZ$50.