Register your overseas travel and/or residential details here.
Find out about your destinations
Check for any health precautions you may need to take
Ask your health professional at least eight weeks before you go for advice on any health precautions needed in the area you are visiting eg anti-malaria medication, vaccinations.
Get comprehensive travel insurance from a reputable insurer
Read the policy carefully to ensure it covers your personal circumstances and planned activities eg scuba diving. Ask your insurance provider to ensure you have appropriate cover. The Insurance Council of New Zealand provides more information on their website [external link].
Register your travel plans online with MFAT
This is so you can be contacted in an emergency. If your travel plans change, remember to update your itinerary on the MFAT registration database and tell your family and friends.
Advise family and/or friends of your travel plans
Make copies of your passport, insurance policy, 24-hour emergency numbers and ticket details. Carry one set separate from the originals and leave another set with family or friends.
Safeguard your passport at all times
It can be difficult to replace your passport while overseas. Ensure it will remain valid for at least 6 months after your planned travel ends and that you have at least one clear visa page for immigration stamps. More information about passports can be found at www.passports.govt.nz [external link]
|#7||Contact home if you are near a major disaster or incident while travelling overseas|
|#8||Take a mixture of money with you
Don't rely on a single form of money - for example, take cash, travellers' cheques and a credit card. Allow enough to cover emergencies. Don't keep all your money in one place.
|#9||Know where your nearest New Zealand Embassy is located|
|#10||Obey local laws
The New Zealand Government cannot intervene in the judicial processes of other countries. Being a New Zealand citizen does not entitle you to any special treatment.
Page last updated: Friday, 04 December 2009, 16:37 NZDT