Mutual health agreements (CORs) have given citizens of certain countries the right to obtain, during a visit to Australia, certain subsidized health services for basic medical treatment. 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. 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. 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. 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. You must bring your papers to the local branch of the Montenegro health fund (Fond za zdravstveno osiguranje – FZZO) to obtain a certificate that allows you to seek treatment in public medical facilities in Montenegro.
Note: Reciprocal health care agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: the UK has reciprocal health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. New Zealand visitors are entitled to services as public patients in a public hospital, including outpatient services, and are entitled to necessary medical drugs, available on prescription and subsidized at the general rate under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). If necessary, you also receive coverage for maternity services. For these reasons, it is always an option for someone from a country with a mutual health agreement to conclude OVHC during their stay in Australia: To see if you are qualified for the Medicare www.medicareaustralia.gov.au For this reason, international visitors to Australia must purchase health insurance before their arrival, unless their country has a mutual health agreement with Australia. Both travel insurance and the health protection of foreign visitors (OVHC) can contribute to the cost of medical care in Australia.