|Vaccination needed||receipt required|
Healthcare in New Zealand is good. Medical and dental treatments are chargeable for foreign visitors. It is recommended to bring urgently needed medication with you. It should be noted that in the case of medicines containing narcotics, the corresponding prescriptions or original packaging must be carried with you (customs regulations). It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. In the event of illness, a general practitioner must first be consulted, who will then, if necessary, arrange for referral to a specialist. Check ebizdir for more information.
 Drinking water is not dangerous. Milk is pasteurized and, like local dairy products, meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, is safe to consume.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. UV radiation in New Zealand is very high and can cause skin damage. Sun protection through skin-covering clothing and sunscreen (SPF > 20) is therefore absolutely necessary.
For long-term stays, a health certificate and an HIV test in English are required.
1 New Zealand dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: NZ$, NZD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of NZ$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of NZ$2 and 1, and 50, 20 and 10 cents.
American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are accepted almost everywhere. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Girocard automatic teller machines (ATM) can be found everywhere and can be used in some places with the Girocard with the Maestro symbol and with major credit cards everywhere. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers Checks should be made out in US Dollars or Euros. They are accepted in New Zealand in some banks and exchange offices in the cities.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Foreign exchange regulations
No restrictions, but a Border Cash Report is required for imports and exports of amounts (including checks and securities) with an equivalent value of NZ$10,000 or more.
Foreign currency can be exchanged anywhere in New Zealand, with banks usually offering a better rate.
|Code||Symbol||Exchange rates (no guarantee)|
|NZD||NZ$||1 EUR = 1.51 NZ$
1 CHF = 1.79 NZ$
1 USD = 1.44 NZ$