Stopping Over in Dubai

Dubai: The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Etiquette Dubai is an amazing and very modern city; it has plenty to offer, whether as a holiday destination or as a stopover to Europe or Africa. With four flights departing daily from…

TIMELY ADVICE FROM WORLDCARE

PRESS RELEASE – SOME TIMELY ADVICE FROM WORLDCARE TRAVEL INSURANCE With the strengthening Kiwi dollar, combined with the rugby world cup a few months’ away, many Kiwis will be making their way to the UK to cheer on the All…

Twenty Four Hours in LA

Twenty Four Hours in LA

California’s City of Angels is one of the key entry points to the United States for New Zealanders and many travellers choose to break up their journey to Europe, New York or Latin America with a stopover in Los Angeles. Ensure you get some sleep on the plane as marketing manager Zoe Macfarlane has planned the perfect 24 hours in LA.

Pacific Island Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreak

Pacific Island Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreak

News reports have been coming in fast to the Worldcare office around some major outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific Island. As it is peak season for New Zealanders to head to our nearby tropical island neighbours, we thought it wise to let you know how to avoid mosquito bites, as well as signs to look out for if you do get bitten. Dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika fever have reached epidemic levels in the past year, enough for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and New Zealand health authorities to actively warn Kiwis to take care when island-hopping.

Ebola and What it Means For You

Ebola and What it Means For You

With the increase of Ebola cases, the World Health Organisation has recently announced the virus to be a global threat, but what does that mean to the average Worldcare traveller? Read our blog for information on what Ebola is, how it’s contracted and how you can keep yourself safe when travelling.

What is a Pre-existing Medical Condition?

What is a Pre-existing Medical Condition?

The team at Worldcare are often asked about what qualifies as a pre-existing medical condition and what you should declare. From the medication for high cholesterol, to that rare blood condition you were diagnosed with as a child; from the hip surgery you are booked in for in two months’ time, to the whiplash you received in that recent car accident, what needs to be declared? Fortunately we recently introduced a new online medical assessment tool that takes a lot of the headache out of the decisions. Before you go online, here is a handy list to assist in the process of thinking about what might need to be declared.