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Are you going to New Zealand?

Are you going to New Zealand? Before you buy your travel insurance, there are a few things to consider:

  • The cost of your holiday or trip - Because if you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, you'll want to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you're likely to be doing - If you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
  • Will you need additional snowboarding or ski travel insurance?
  • How much medical coverage you have - No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but it does happen, unfortunately!
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for New Zealand from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We do pet insurance now too

So if you've got a cat, dog or rabbit that needs insuring, get them covered today.

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What is covered with travel insurance to New Zealand?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

We’ve put together some important information that you might want to know before your trip to New Zealand, so you can have the best possible holiday.

Currency

New Zealand dollar

Most common languages spoken

English and Māori

Capital

Wellington

Continent

Australia

Population

Approx. 5 million

Plug type

Plug type I

Driving side

Left-hand side

Seasons

Spring - September to November

Summer - December to February

Autumn - March to May

Winter - June to August

Laws

Local laws and customs

Surfing travel insurance for New Zealand

Whether it’s your first-time surfing or you’re an experienced surfer searching for the next big wave, you probably don’t want to spend too much time thinking about travel insurance for your trip to New Zealand.

Luckily for you, you've come to right place. Surfing is covered as standard under all our policies, and we make getting insurance as quick and simple as possible, so you can get on with planning your trip to New Zealand. Check out our surfing travel insurance page for more information and remember that, if you’re taking your own board away with you, you might need to add extra valuables cover to your policy.

Do I need a visa for New Zealand?

British citizens with a valid passport travelling to New Zealand don’t need to apply for a visa, and can stay as a visitor for up to six months. On arrival however, you'll need to satisfy an immigration officer with meeting the immigration rule requirements.

Healthcare in New Zealand

Healthcare services in New Zealand are available to UK citizens under the reciprocal health agreement. This means UK citizens who are visiting New Zealand and hold a valid passport are eligible for medical treatment. However, you should still buy a travel insurance policy that covers your medical conditions, as the reciprocal agreement may only cover immediate and necessary treatments.

You can find more information about healthcare services in New Zealand here.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in New Zealand?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our specialised team on +44 (0)207 748 0060.

Did you know..?

  • Failing an English exam because of poor spelling is virtually impossible if you're from New Zealand. This is because the exam board allows students to answer questions using text speak without being penalised. Lol no jk.

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