New Zealand Health, Insurance & Safety
Health, Insurance and Safety are concerns for travelling to any destination; it is wise to practise a measure of security for you, family and belongings.
The simplest of things can be the most helpful in having a pleasurable holiday.
We at Eske Style hopes that the following advice and information is beneficial for your fun holiday.
In an Emergency while in New Zealand dial 111 from any phone for Police, Fire, or Ambulance.
Deaf Emergency Textphone (TTY) 0800 16 16 16
Deaf Emergency Fax 0800 16 16 10


24Hour Health Advice

Healthline is a free telephone health information service. Registered nurses at Healthline assess a caller's health needs and give information and advice. This helps a caller decide on the type of health care they need.

Ph 0800-611-116 while in New Zealand 24hrs.

Healthline is accessible to everyone with a phone. It provides:
  1. An assessment of medical problems with advice on the most appropriate level of treatment, and a recommended time frame for doing so.
  2. Advice on self care and symptom management.
  3. Advice on the prevention of illness.
  4. Health information, for example information about diseases.
  5. Information about availability and location of services.
  6. Referral connection to other emergency services.

Travel & Health Insurance

For your peace of mind while travelling around New Zealand, it is advisable that you invest in travel insurance, to replace any item lost. Also health insurance, to protect you from that large bill , for that injury that could occur.

New Zealand’s public medical, private medical, and hospital facilities, provide a high standard of treatment and service. This service is not free to visitors except as a result of an accident.

The Accident Compensation Corporation “ACC” will pay for some of the treatment costs to an accident related injury, which occurrs in New Zealand during your vacation. Accident Compensation Corporation does not pay any additional costs resulting from the accident.


You are not required to be vaccinated before travelling to New Zealand.
Outdoor Safety

When exploring New Zealand’s countryside, whether you are driving, hiking, tramping, biking, camping or just taking in the rays of the sun, there are some points you should take into consideration, to make the experience enjoyable.
  • Be prepared for cold wet weather when in our National Parks or Alpine areas due to the variable weather conditions in the areas throughout the year.
  • Keep insect repellent with you at all times to protect yourself from sand flies, and other irritable insects..
  • Do not put yourself at risk when exploring the city nightlife and avoid those unlit areas. SHOUT out loud if you feel threatened and ask police for help even if you are unsure. If you see a crime being committed or a crime has been committed on you, report it immediately to the police.
  • It is best not to drink water from lakes, ponds or rivers without boiling, chemically treating or filtering to prevent you from getting Giardia.
  • Take a first-aid kit when you are walking or camping in remote parts of the country, and the appropriate clothing.
  • When planning to stay out in the sun for more than 10-20 minutes, use sun-block and hats to prevent you from getting sunburnt.
  • To coin an old phrase; Slip, Slop, Slap (slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat.) to help prevent sunburn.

Water Safety

While enjoying your water activities please follow water safety practises . This will allow you to come back again, and experience the fun all over again.

There are different safety procedures to consider with each type of water activity that you enjoy doing. The Water Safety New Zealand Inc has good advice for your water safety while visiting New Zealand.

Vehicle Security

Wherever you park your vehicle it is wise to; at night, park in a well lit area, and at all times, lock your vehicle, and take your wallet or purse, money and passport with you. There is also a saying “Out of sight, Out of mind” this can be referred to ensuring that possessions not visible to the eye.

Surgery Information & Assistance

Medilink Limited is a New Zealand based Health Management Company who provides assistance with arranging surgical treatments in New Zealand.

They help residents and non-residents with health related issues. They provide a Medical Insurers Service, Specialist Medical Advisory Panel and they have an Individual Client Support and Advisory Service to help you.

Phone 0800-263-345 while in New Zealand. Between 8.30am-5.00pm. There is a pre recorded message if you ring after 5.00pm.

Smoke Free New Zealand

To protect you from the health risks of second hand smoke, smoking is prohibited in all hospitality areas from restaurants, bars, cafes, coffee shops and casinos and in the work environment.
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