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Niue

Niue: At a glance

Capital: Alofi

Population: 1,624

Official languages: English, Niue

Time zone: Niue Time

Emergency #: 999

Vaccinations required: Yes

Risk of malaria: No

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Niue: Travel Health Information

Niue is one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth. Many travellers visit Niue to explore its rugged coastline, clear water beaches, and extensive cave system.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in Niue may differ from your home country. Niue has a public healthcare system. The quality of medical care throughout the country is inadequate and does not meet international standards. The public healthcare system in Niue offers basic medical services, but tertiary care (including consultative or specialized healthcare and complex surgical interventions) is provided via transferred to New Zealand. Access to medical services can be limited outside of urban areas and the capital city Alofi. Traditional herbal medicine may be common in rural regions.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals in Niue typically require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Evacuation to New Zealand may be required for specialized care and complex medical emergencies. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Niue.

Pharmacies and medications

Some basic pharmaceutical supplies may be available over-the-counter in supermarkets, but prescription drugs must be purchased at the hospital. Prescriptions must be obtained from a doctor.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Niue’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

The main highway in Niue is paved, but other roads are unpaved and may not be well maintained. Seat belts are not required by law in Niue but should be worn for safety at all times. In Niue, traffic drives on the left.



Niue: At a glance

Capital: Alofi

Population: 1,624

Official languages: English, Niue

Time zone: Niue Time

Emergency #: 999

Vaccinations required: Yes

Risk of malaria: No

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