Please note that this information is correct at the time of the letter, but is subject to change. You can check the current status of any mutual health arrangements for which you may be eligible, here on the Australian Government website. You must also suspend your existing health insurance to ensure that you keep your existing life health insurance coverage. If you are absent for more than 5 years, special requirements apply upon your return. You must ensure that you have sufficient travel and health insurance to cover your stay in these places. However, there are several reasons why a person from a country with a mutual health agreement could still opt for the purchase of OVHC insurance. OVHC policies may cover items that are not covered by Medicare and are therefore not available to RHCA visitors without health insurance: Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCAs) allow citizens of certain countries to obtain, during a visit to Australia, some subsidized health services for essential medical treatments. If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of the mutual agreement, the information contained in the following links may not apply. Ask the hospital or doctor if reimbursement is possible. If not, ask the local Public Health Authority. Finns are subject to a mutual agreement for the duration of their stay in Australia until the expiry date of their visa.

Note: Mutual health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: * Medicare defines medically necessary treatment as any illness or injury that occurs during your stay and requires treatment before returning home. † costs may be incurred if you consult a doctor who does not charge mass. On the Australian government website, you will find special restrictions or considerations that apply to international students and retirees. Many Montenegrin hospitals do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as proof that you are entitled to free emergency care. Belgians need a valid Belgian passport, their Belgian health insurance card and their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with the initials BE to register with Medicare. You are entitled to the aforementioned health insurance until the expiry date indicated on your visa, EHIC card or Belgian health insurance card, whichever is earlier. The agreements do not cover the costs of returning to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of medical history. You are treated as if you were an inhabitant of the country concerned. As a general rule, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a UK citizen, you may still be insured for reduced or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. CFL is not designed to replace private health insurance.

For example, they don`t cover things like care in private hospitals, ambulance services, or extras like dental, physio, and optical services. A full list of exclusions can be found on the Australian Government website. Travelers from certain countries may be covered by a mutual health agreement with Australia if they have a tourist visa or work visa. The mutual health agreement means they can apply for benefits to cover the costs of immediate medical treatment needed in the public health system. You`ll find some basic tips on healthcare and hospitals on the islands on the GOV. UK website and the official tourism website of the Turks and Caicos Islands….