If you're a visitor injured in New Zealand

If you're injured while visiting New Zealand, we may be able to help you. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a resident. You'll still need travel insurance for what we don't cover.

Our no-fault scheme covers everyone, including visitors, who are injured in an accident in New Zealand.

Find out what injuries we cover:

Injuries we cover

Learn about ACC

You still need travel insurance

Make sure you buy travel insurance before your visit because we don’t cover:

  • illness
  • disrupted travel plans or emergency travel to get you back home
  • injuries while in transit to or from New Zealand. This includes getting on or off a boat or plane
  • travel around New Zealand in the craft you arrived in, for example, a cruise ship
  • treatment and rehabilitation when you get back home.
Last published: 9 December 2022