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Welcome to The Travel Doctor

Welcome to The Travel Doctor (formerly known as Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC)) - experts in travel and tropical medicine. The Travel Doctor was established in New Zealand in 1996, and is one of the largest individual suppliers of travel medicine services in the world. We are able to provide a consistent and high quality service in the discipline of travel and tropical medicine.

The goal of The Travel Doctor is to promote safe and healthy travel. We have up to date international health advice and medical services to those intending to travel abroad. We have staff dedicated to travel medicine including specially trained doctors and nurse specialists at clinics based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill. They have post-graduate qualifications in travel and tropical medicine, ensuring they have a good level of knowledge in all aspects of healthcare for the traveller.

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Influenza Season in Northern Hemisphere

Tuesday, 6 January, 2015

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Avian influenza in the headlines again.

Monday, 8 December, 2014

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New National Medical Director appointed

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

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Australian Government advice on Ebola

Friday, 10 October, 2014

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000

Security Advice

New Zealanders who choose to remain in Yemen against our advice should avoid any unnecessary travel, keep a low profile, maintain a high degree of personal security awareness and take all possible security precautions to protect their safety. 

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:44 +0000

Nagorno-Karabakh region

This area is subject to an ongoing dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A ceasefire is in place, however there are sporadic violations which, in the past, have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. Landmines are also a hazard in the vicinity.

New Zealanders intending to travel to the Nagorno-Karabakh region against our advice should note that the Government of Azerbaijan requires you to seek prior permission from an Azerbaijani Embassy. If you fail to seek such permission, you will be denied future re-entry into Azerbaijan.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:30 +0000

Civil unrest/Political tension

The security situation in Kosovo is currently calm but remains tense. In the past, violent unrest has occurred in several towns in northern Kosovo, including the northern part of the city of Mitrovica.

New Zealanders in Kosovo are advised to maintain a high degree of personal security awareness at all times. We recommend you avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they have the potential to turn violent with little warning.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:44 +0000

Violent Crime

There are occasional incidents of assault and other violent crime in Timor-Leste.  Foreigners may be targeted for robbery because of their perceived wealth.  Harassment of and violence against women (including expatriates) has been reported. 

On 18 January 2015, a hand grenade was detonated at a housing compound in Dili used by expatriates and foreign diplomats.  There were no injuries resulting from this incident however security has been increased around some facilities.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000


Terrorist groups have made specific threats to conduct attacks across Europe and Greece shares this threat with the rest of the region. Terrorist attacks have occurred in a number of European cities, including Paris, London, Madrid and Moscow. Targets have included public transport and transport hubs.

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