New Zealand is a great place to study and work, and is a popular destination for people from all around the globe. But it’s also one of the most expensive places in the world to be if you not a Kiwi or a resident and you happen to require medical attention.
Heading overseas is an exciting adventure, and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget vital things like insurance. For young, healthy travellers it’s hard to envisage becoming seriously ill overseas. But life is unpredictable, and it’s important you take the right precautions at the start of your journey to protect yourself throughout your stay.
The first thing you should do before travelling to New Zealand is check with the appropriate authorities to find out whether you’re covered under the local health system. For instance, travellers arriving on an international student’s visa are not entitled to free healthcare, and are required to purchase medical/travel insurance before entering the country.
But insurance doesn’t just relate to medical costs, and an effective policy will cover both travel disruptions and the loss or damage to personal belongings. Make sure your insurance starts before you depart for New Zealand – that way, any additional travel and/or accommodation costs resulting from disruptions to your plans, including airline strikes, poor weather or unforeseen delays, will be covered.
OrbitProtect offers quality insurance packages for travellers heading to New Zealand. Our plans have been designed specifically for inbound travellers on student or working holiday visas, and offer both exceptional value for money and comprehensive coverage.
On numerous occasions our Prime Student Insurance has enabled young people to get back on their feet quickly after losing their belongings or having them stolen, while our packages also help those stranded in airports for long periods of time to be as comfortable as possible by providing cover for essential toiletries and clothing.
If you fall sick and require medical attention during your stay it’s incredibly easy to claim back doctor’s fees and prescription costs using our online system. As the only end-to-end system in the market this means OrbitProtect is the simplest, fastest, and most efficient way to make a claim, without the hassle of printing and posting forms and the risk of documents being lost in the mail.
We’re a multi-cultural, multi-lingual organisation that understands the challenges involved in travelling overseas. We’re here to provide the support and peace of mind you need to enjoy your Kiwi experience and make the most of the world of opportunities that lie in front of you!
Click here for more information about our range of competitively priced medical and travel insurance plans, or call 0800 478 833 to talk with one of our friendly team.