New Zealand vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to enjoy a holiday in New Zealand? Please take proper precautions, as you will be far away from home. Certain vaccinations are recommended for New Zealand. These are not mandatory, but can protect you against infectious diseases with potentially unpleasant consequences. Do you plan to visit other countries, before or after your stay in New Zealand? Then you will probably need additional vaccinations.

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwest Pacific that comprises of two main islands and numerous smaller islands. The main islands are North Island and South Island. The upper part of North Island has a subtropical climate; the other parts of the country have a moderate sea climate. New Zealand is a beautiful country with tremendous beauty: stunning mountain peaks; deep blue lakes; steep fjords and subtropical bays. This is why New Zealand is very popular amongst backpackers, often as part of a world trip. If you’re on such a world trip, please be aware of the potential health risks in each country you visit. Many countries in Southeast Asia require multiple vaccinations. Which vaccinations you require for New Zealand depends on your personal health and on your travel itinerary. Besides protecting yourself against possible infectious diseases, beware of the fierce sun and avoid mosquito bites. Dengue occurs in New Zealand. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly provide personal advice so that you can enjoy your trip to New Zealand in good health. Click here to make an appointment with on of our nurses.

New Zealand vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in New Zealand. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what other precautions you can take for a healthy stay in this beautiful country.

No recommended vaccinations

For this country no additional measures are required. If you still have questions, please contact us via our contact form.

A healthy trip to New Zealand? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to New Zealand as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for New Zealand? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your New Zealand vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for New Zealand? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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