The advice cards are available in 26 different languages. English versions of the cards are available at New Zealand's international airports. The cards may be actively distributed to travellers in a border response.

What's on the card

Important message from the New Zealand Ministry of Health

If you get sick within a month of arriving in New Zealand, please seek medical advice as soon as you can.

Telephone the free Healthline on 0800 611 116 or contact a doctor.

It is important to tell them that you have been outside New Zealand recently.

Tell the health professional if you have a temperature of 38°C or higher and one or more of the following symptoms:

  • ongoing coughing
  • difficulty breathing
  • ongoing diarrhoea
  • ongoing vomiting
  • skin rash
  • bruising or bleeding without injury
  • looking obviously unwell
  • confusion.

Downloadable health advice cards

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora encourages wider promotion of the health card message and is happy for organisations such as tourism industry providers and language schools to promote the message. Print-ready PDFs are available if you wish to have them printed professionally.