All visitors, including those from New Zealand, must have a valid passport to enter Niue. However, visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, the United States, or European Union countries. Niue’s official tourism website (http://www.niueisland.com/) contains further details on visa requirements. Visitors should take precautions against diphtheria, hepatitis A, tetanus, and typhoid.
Health and Safety
Crime of any sort is nearly non-existent on this island where even the only jail is considered an open prison and tourists sometimes get the opportunity to meet the Premier in person. Swimming, fishing, and other water pastimes are strictly prohibited on Sunday. Although the mosquitoes can be annoying during the wet season, malaria does not exist on the island, which is also free of poisonous snakes and insects. Dengue fever is the most serious disease visitors must worry about in Niue, with protection against insect bites the most effective way to avoid this disease.
No exploration of the island’s deep caverns should be undertaken without an experienced guide for fear of getting lost or seriously injured when navigating the slippery terrain of the caves. Visitors venturing toward the island’s reefs should wear reef shoes to protect themselves against coral cuts, which can easily become infected. As the Niue Foou Hospital’s medical facilities are limited, visitors with serious injuries or illnesses must be transported to New Zealand. Therefore travel insurance is a must on this small island.