Countries with a low incidence of tuberculosis

You need to have a chest x-ray if you have been living in a country that does not have a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB).

When you need a chest x-ray

If you are applying for a visa to come to New Zealand for 6 months or more you need to have a chest x-ray if:

  • you are a citizen of a country that is not on this list, or
  • in the last 5 years you have spent more than 3 months in a country that is not on this list.

If you are a citizen of a country that is not on this list, but you can prove you have never lived in or spent time in that country, you may not need to have a chest x-ray.

Check the list of countries with a low incidence of TB

American Samoa

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Austria

Barbados

Belgium

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Canada

Cayman Islands

Chile

Costa Rica

Cuba

Cyprus

Czechia

Denmark

Dominica

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Grenada

Iceland

Ireland

Israel (including the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and East Jerusalem)

Italy

Jamaica

Jordan

Libya

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Montserrat

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

Puerto Rico

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks Caicos

United Kingdom

United States of America

United States Virgin Islands

Vatican City