Travel insurance and repatriation



Repatriation, also known as medical evacuation is the act of returning a person home from their holiday after injury or illness overseas, or in the worst case death.

At TINZ, we're passionate about providing Kiwi's with premium cover that you can rely on. That’s why we work with First Assistance; a network of trained medical professionals providing peace of mind around the globe 24/7.

Getting sick overseas is not only scary, it’s also costly. Let TINZ worry about the unexpected stuff, so you don't have to worry, and just focus on your travels.

All TINZ policies include Unlimited Medical Cover with 24 Hour emergency medical assistance giving you access to trained medical advisers, medical evacuation, hospital expense guarantees, ambulance fees, messages to family, funeral arrangements and more.

what your policy includes

  • Your medical transfer or evacuation transporting you to the nearest hospital for emergency medical treatment overseas, or arrangements to bring you back to New Zealand with appropriate medical supervision.
  • Guarantees of payment of reasonable expenses for emergency hospitalisation that may be required overseas.
  • Passing on messages to your family or employer in the case of emergency.
  • Arrangement for your dependants to return to New Zealand if they are left without supervision following your hospitalisation or evacuation.
  • Also, with TINZ, if you die as a result of injury or illness during your holiday, we will pay $15,000 per person for either a funeral cremation overseas and returning your remains to your home.

when you're not Covered

  • Evacuation or transportation of your remains to another country other than New Zealand.

  • Any hospital or medical fees you incur in New Zealand onece you are home.

  • Any subsequent medical, hospital or evacuation expenses if you decline the medical advice from our medical assistance company.

  • Medical expenses covered under reciprocal health care agreements.


helicopter evacuation

Should you have a slip on the slopes and require an air ambulance to get you to a hospital, provided that you are skiing or climbing in accordance with height and activity limits for your policy, you'll be covered for helicopter evacuation to get you to the nearest hospital. Note; TINZ's altitude limit for trekking is under 5,000 meters.

Same goes if you're cruising far out at sea and need to be brought back to shore. Rest assured, TINZ's Unlimited Medical will cover you for your medical evacuation to get you to the nearest hospital for treatment asap.


get 24/7 emergency assistance with TINZ

Repatriation costs are huge! Medical evacuations from the USA can be anywhere up to $300,000. The main reasons costs are so high are because of travel by special air ambulance, needing access to expensive medical equipment and being escorted by medical personnel; all of which can soon add up! 

At TINZ, we believe travelling is one of the greatest thrills in life and we want you to enjoy the ride without the worry. Let us worry about the unexpected stuff, so you don't have to worry, and just travel!



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