"Not all those who wander are lost - JRR Tolkien"
Travelling abroad is an exciting adventure of creating new stories and memories to share! We always recommend you travel safely when travelling overseas and have complied a list of items to assist.
Refer to our 'Travel Check List' for a list of practical items to include when travelling abroad.
www.safetravel.govt.nz Register your travel and contact details on the New Zealand Government site when travelling or living abroad. This information is kept absolutely confidential and only used if there is an emergency. For example, it means they (NZ Govt) can give you a warning of an approaching tropical cyclone, give you advice on what to do if there’s major civil unrest, and check your well-being if there’s been a terrorist attack.
Destination Tracker click here to access. The UNWTO & IATA have developed the first dashboard on travel restrictions and health-related travel requirements, to support the recovery of Tourism by restoring the confidence of tourists through up-to-date information and nights.
We always recommend that you travel with a valid Travel Insurance Policy that is right for you. We are happy to provide you with Travel Insurance options via our preferred Travel Insurance Providers.
Ensure you have a copy of your documents with you or as soft copies in case you need it.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Ensure a family or close friend has a copy of your itinerary and important documents (passports etc).
HEALTH & MEDICAL
Consult your medical practitioner to find out if any vaccinations or other medical precautions are recommended or required for the destinations you are travelling to. Try to do this 6-8 weeks before you leave. As a minimum, you should ensure that all your routine immunisations are up-to-date (such as tetanus, measles, and polio vaccinations).
Have a dental check-up, especially if you have chronic or recurrent dental problems and will be travelling to remote areas.
Prepare a medical kit for all destinations. It should include basic medicines to treat common ailments, and first-aid items including special personal medical items needed by you or your family. Ask your doctor for advice.
Some categories of prescription medicines should be carried together with a medical certificate, signed by a doctor. This may be necessary to show to Customs officials. Ask your doctor if this is recommended. Ensure you have enough medication for the length of your trip, including possible delays, and keep it in its original packaging.
Check that your medication is available in the country you are travelling to in case you lose it, and leave a copy of your medical documentation with a family member in case of an emergency.