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. Yes, a medical emergency for life or death is treated, its freedom, but then it is not. The agreements do not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of existing conditions. 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. In a medical emergency, call an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital. NHS medical care is paid for by taxes. Copies of the mutual health agreements as adopted in New Zealand legislation are linked below: Thanks for the response. However, I am puzzled, he says that fatal or serious illnesses and injuries are fully covered in a hospital (I`m just troubled whether it`s for British citizens or uk-resident-Citizens).
It is said that only ambulances, air bridges and private hospitals are not covered. I mean, the hospital in a country (most) is going to take in and treat someone and overwhelm them later. A mutual agreement should mean that treatment is free in case of a medical emergency? At least that`s what the AU medicare site seemed to say. If you need emergency medical help during your trip, dial 000 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment. The level of health care in Australia is very good. Under the mutual health plan, British citizens residing in the UK and travelling on a British passport are entitled to Medicare-limited subsidized health care for necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. This does not apply to existing diseases or treatments that do not require immediate attention. These provisions do not apply to non-visitors, z.B.
to people studying in Australia. Other exceptions under the reciprocal agreement are non-hospitalized drugs, ambulance services and expensive medical evacuations. 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.