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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. 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. The provision of medical services in these countries may be more limited than under the NHS. You must ensure that you have valid private travel insurance when travelling ashore. Illnesses and accidents can occur at any time and medical costs in Australia can be very high. Health insurance can help you protect yourself from some of these costs. The agreements do not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of existing conditions. 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.

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. If you are retired in the UK and live in Gibraltar, the Gibraltar authorities will offer you the same medical services as a citizen of Gibraltar. You don`t have to pay insurance premiums, but you have to pay a prescription fee. Most visitors are not covered. This means that if you need medical attention, you might find yourself essentially out of your pocket. Even in a public hospital, you could be charged more than $1,000 a day for hospitalization. A list of medical facilities in Montenegro is available on the GOV.UK website. People in some countries are covered by a mutual health agreement (REziprok) between their country and Australia. These agreements may entitle you to limited subsidized health services for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. If you visit one of the countries on this page and need urgent or immediate medical treatment, it is available at a reduced cost or, in some cases, free of charge. Medicare defines medically necessary treatment as any illness or injury that occurs during your stay and requires treatment before returning home. † out-of-pocket costs can be incurred if you see a doctor who does not make a bulk bill.

On the Australian government`s website, you will find specific restrictions or considerations that apply to international students and retirees. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. We also recommend that you purchase appropriate insurance coverage for the duration of your trip.