Health - New Zealand
Last Updated: 7th Jan 2014
More Tour and Travel Advice for New Zealand
Life on a Contiki tour can get quite hectic with early mornings and late nights. Its easy to get run down if you don’t take the time to rest while on tour which makes it easy for you to catch the common cold, the flu or to aggravate an existing medical condition. Different air, water, dairy, food, lifestyle and jet-lag can also reduce your resistance. We suggest you take a multi-vitamin course while on tour and eat and rest properly.
If at any time you feel unwell you Tour Manger can advise you in contacting a doctor for a consultation. The quality of medical services is very high and medicines that are available over the counter at home may not be available or may even be illegal in New Zealand.
If you are on a regular course of medication or contraception it is recommended that you bring a sufficient supply for the entire time you are away from home and also bring prescriptions for any medications you are carrying with you or may need while on tour.
We also suggest that you bring a small supply of antiseptic cream, sticking plasters, aspirin, insect repellent, cough medicine and perhaps some antibiotics. These are not carried on the coach and your responsibility. All Contiki coaches do however carry sealed first aid kit in case of an emergency.
You must advise Contiki through your travel agent or Contiki directly before your departure if you have any important medical conditions.
Make sure you have an adequate supply of an medicines you may need while on tour and carry prescriptions for them.