Do I need travel insurance for New Zealand as a British citizen?

This is a question that we get asked a lot. If I am visiting NZ do I need travel insurance?

The reason why this question comes up so much is because there is a reciprocal health cover for British Citizens in New Zealand as there is for Kiwis who are visiting the UK. This is actually quite a comprehensive cover, much more so that what Brits get in Australia under that agreement.

But the answer to the question is that you most definitely need travel insurance if you are visiting New Zealand…

The Government strongly recommends that people in New Zealand who are not eligible for publicly funded health and disability services should hold comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. The reciprocal agreement does not cover non-urgent treatment, rehabilitation or repatriation, and some services to New Zealanders such as doctors visits and pharmaceuticals are subject to part charges.

We have listed below a number of travel insurance providers that cover older Britons who are heading to New Zealand.

As specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price. When you have an existing medical condition, whether it is asthma, high blood pressure or something more serious like cancer, they can provide peace of mind and cover

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alpha insurance over 85s

Alpha are a new entry to the travel insurance arena for older travellers heading to Europe and beyond. Has a range of policies to suit a wide range of ages.
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 Travel Insurance for over 80 from Saga

Saga covers anyone over 60 to any age!Cover many pre-existing medical conditions, have no upper age limit and also provide many features that you might not find elsewhere.
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goodtogo insurance over 85s

Good to go offer appropriate cover for people travelling with all sorts of medical conditions from asthma through to heart disease for any age.
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explorer coverPost Office insurance will cover for your needs – including ski, cruise & golf insurance
Choose from single trip, annual multi-trip or backpacker cover will cover people over the age of 85!

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travel insurance for medical over 75sTravel insurance for medical will provide you cover up to 99 and will cover your holidays in europe and worldwide.

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explorer coverExplorer will offer travel Insurance and holiday Insurance for all trips overseas up to age of 85

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goodtogo insurance over 85s

Columbus is one of the largest providers of travel insurance and will cover up to the age of 85. Affordable, no hassle travel insurance!
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