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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:

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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:

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.

CurrencyNew Zealand dollar
Most common languages spokenEnglish and Māori
PopulationApprox. 5 million
Plug typePlug type I
Driving sideLeft-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal 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 contact our medical emergency team.

Did you know..?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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