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
Post 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!
Travel insurance for medical will provide you cover up to 99 and will cover your holidays in europe and worldwide.
Explorer will offer travel Insurance and holiday Insurance for all trips overseas up to age of 85