Vaccination before the trip to New Zealand

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitis B

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Can be recommended for children and young people during long or repeated stays in the country (family connection)

Good to know before the trip to New Zealand

There are few places on earth that are as associated with paradise as the island nation of New Zealand, located southeast of Australia. Nature is magical to say the least with dormant volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and meandering fjords side by side with tropical beaches and interesting cities that offer both shopping and extreme sports filled with adventure. However, a trip to New Zealand requires some planning because the country is on the opposite side of the globe. Vaccinations, dietary advice and travel tips can therefore be of utmost importance so that you have some foresight.


New Zealand has no requirements for vaccinations by travellers, however, there are several recommendations. First of all, you should of course review the basic protection that covers vaccination such as measles, tetanus, polio and the like. Other vaccinations that should be taken, especially if you are staying in the countryside are vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, Hepatitis B and meningococcus.

Food in New Zealand

New Zealand cuisine includes a lot of lamb, which is not surprising since lamb breeding is a main occupation in the island kingdom. There is also a lot of seafood thanks to the surrounding Pacific Ocean. In other respects, New Zealand is a country that does not differ hygienically from Sweden. The restaurants are of a high standard, the drinking water is drinkable in most places and the hospital care is of high standard.

General travel advice

Public transportation is well-functioning in New Zealand – trains, buses as well as domestic flights. Train journeys in particular can be interesting because nature is experienced in its essence. Tips are not a compulsion but it is still considered decent to leave a small amount if you are satisfied with the service. Remember to bring an adapter. Many hotels will lend you one though.

The time difference is 10 – 12 hours depending on whether it is Swedish summer time or New Zealand summer time.

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