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.