Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: to see if you are eligible for a Medicare visit, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au New Zealand and Australia have a mutual health agreement, which means that New Zealand citizens travelling to Australia can receive limited subsidized health care for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. The mutual health agreement includes necessary medical treatment. The necessary medical treatment is any illness or injury that occurs while you are in Australia and requires treatment before returning home. Australia has a mutual health agreement with the UK, which means that UK residents are able to get some health services free of charge while visiting Australia. The CEC is not applicable outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. More information about mutual agreement on public health can be found on this site or by email [email protected]. You can also call Medicare directly on 0061 2 9895 3333. You are treated as if you were in the country in question. In general, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a British national, you can still be insured for an inexpensive or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. We also recommend that you purchase appropriate insurance coverage for the duration of your trip.
Mutual health agreements do not replace the need for private travel health insurance. If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland. Each mutual agreement is different and varies in terms of both benefits and eligibility duration. The agreements do not apply to all health services. Some services that are not covered by the agreements are: – treatment that is not immediately necessary, ambulance care, dental care, para medical services, medical evacuation in your home country, burials, treatment and accommodation in private hospitals or as private patients in a public hospital, electoral treatment, pre-ordered treatment before arrival in Australia. This is why it is strongly recommended that all visitors from the countries of mutual insurance take out adequate medical insurance. HICA has developed a number of policies specifically designed for foreign visitors based on the type of visa and the length of your stay in Australia. If you would like to take advantage of our free evaluation and offer service, we invite you to fill out an evaluation form so that we can provide you with our professional recommendations and offers for policies that best meet your specific needs. Before planning a trip abroad, check the instructions GOV.UK to travel abroad during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). We recommend that you purchase appropriate travel insurance for travel abroad, as the mutual health care agreement is unlikely to cover all medical expenses incurred in these countries.
You must also suspend your existing health insurance to ensure that you keep your existing lifetime health insurance.