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. The agreements do not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of existing conditions. 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. 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. 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. There are a number of services that are not publicly funded, and these are different from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. When a person receives services as part of the mutual agreement, they cannot register with a primary health organization (PHA).
You should receive the same health grants as a New Zealand citizen who visits a family doctor as a casual patient when the doctor has decided that the condition requires immediate attention. You can register with a family doctor and you must receive an NHI number if they do not have one yet. New Zealand has mutual health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom). At any time, some services may be funded by public funds for those covered by the agreements. These services can be funded to the same extent as for a national of the country they are visiting or staying temporarily. Many hospitals in Montenegro do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to prove that you are entitled to free emergency care. 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.
Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: New Zealand and Australia have a mutual health agreement, meaning that New Zealand citizens travelling to Australia are eligible for 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. If you exchange the words “UK” or “Southern” for “New Zealand” and “New Zealand” for “Uk” or “Australian” in the corresponding summaries above, you will see what the agreements on the rights of New Zealand citizens and state-of-residence owners in those countries say.