The Australian Government has adopted RHCA with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Malta, Italy, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand. New RHCAs can be negotiated at any time. The UK Reciprocal Health Agreement is limited to UK citizens and does not apply to permanent residents of the UK. (3) New Zealand generally interprets “temporary stay” as a stay of less than 2 years by a person who does not have permanent residence in New Zealand or who has held a work visa for more than 2 years. You`ll find some basic tips on healthcare and hospitals on the islands on the GOV. Website of the United Kingdom and the official tourism website of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (2) Note that the United Kingdom interprets “temporary stay” as staying for up to six months. New Zealanders who travel to the UK for more than six months still have access to the National Health Service, but will have to pay an immigration surcharge as part of their visa application from 6 April 2016. For more information, visit the www.gov.uk website.
Note: Mutual health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: To see if you qualify for Medicare, visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au The level of healthcare in Australia is very good. As part of reciprocal healthcare, UK citizens residing in the UK who travel with a UK passport are entitled to limited subsidised medicare healthcare services for necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. This does not cover medical history or treatments that do not require immediate attention. These provisions do not apply to non-visitors, for example those studying in Australia. Other exclusions under the mutual agreement include drugs that are not hospitalized, the use of emergency services, and medical evacuations, which are very expensive. At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest national travel health network and centre (NaTHNaC) country health ratings on the travelHealthPro website. Each country page contains information on vaccination recommendations, current health risks or households, as well as fact sheets on health abroad. Instructions are also available by NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website. If you exchange the words “UK” or “Australian” for “New Zealand” and the words “New Zealand” for “UK” or “Australian” in the corresponding summaries above, you will see what the agreements say about the claims of New Zealand nationals and holders of class of stay visas in those countries. . .