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

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.