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New Zealand : Travel Health

WARNING! This information is out-dated and likely to be inaccurate!

Researching Travel Plans

Please note that this health information about New Zealand may be out-of-date. Always research the current health conditions and issues in any region you plan to visit prior to departure.

More Common Diseases and Medical Concerns for New Zealand

The following health concerns or diseases are more commonly found in New Zealand compared to the USA and other areas of the Western World:

Uncommon or Rare Diseases and Medical Concerns for New Zealand

These medical diseases or health concerns are uncommon or rare in New Zealand:

  • HIV / AIDS in donated blood - rigorous testing procedures make risk of infection from a blood donor extremely low
  • hepatitis A - travelers no more at risk than in the U.S.A.
  • hepatitis B - no real threat to international travelers

Vaccinations for Travel to New Zealand

The following medical vaccinations are desirable or helpful for travel to New Zealand to prevent contagious diseases in New Zealand:

  • depending on personal circumstance, travelers may require hepatitis B
  • influenza

Preventions or Health Precautions for Travel to New Zealand

Any health risk of travel to New Zealand may be reduced by the following precautionary health measures when visiting New Zealand:

  • cyclones may occur - take care and heed local precautions
  • Earthquakes may occur - take care and heed local precautions
  • weather conditions may change rapidly - inform others of the journey and take care if venturing into remote areas

Other Relevant Issues for Travel to New Zealand

The following may be issues relevant to travel to New Zealand:

  • high level medical care where facilities are comparable to other industrialised countries is available

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