No-one wants to get ill when they’re travelling. Having the right information about what to watch out for is essential when you need to make decisions that will help you manage risk and stay well.

Zika virus update

Visit the Zika virus section for the latest information.

Measles alert

A number of countries overseas continue to have measles outbreaks, including some countries in Europe, Asia (particularly the Philippines, Vietnam and China), Africa and India.

Closer to home, there have been outbreaks in the Pacific in parts of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Before you travel

  • Check if you have had 2 measles vaccinations.
  • Babies and children may need measles vaccination earlier than usual.
  • Measles vaccination is free for New Zealand residents who need it.

After you travel

Call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116 if anyone gets unwell within 3 weeks of returning from your trip. Describe where you travelled.

Talk to your doctor if you are planning an overseas trip.

For more information go to Measles or for travel advice go to the Safe Travel website.

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