Yes, but there are requirements. Prescription medicines may only be brought in if they fulfil certain criteria and meet certain conditions. If you need to know more about this, and about having medicines brought in from overseas, check out Prescription medicines in the Prohibited Imports section.
And if you are interested in finding out what sort of medical cover you can expect as a traveller in New Zealand, or what to do if you need to bring in medicine that contains narcotics and you wish to avoid arrest, see Medical tips in Tips for Visitors to New Zealand.
Remember, if you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you declare the medicine on your passenger arrival card.
Further information regarding the importation of medicines can be obtained from the Medsafe website, or via their email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phoning +64 9 580 9141.
Last updated: Thursday, 08 December 2011