The legal status and regulation of certain drugs prescribed or purchased in the UK may vary from country to country. If you are travelling with prescription or non-prescription medications, read NaTHNaC`s instructions on best practices for travel with medications. For more information on the legal status of a particular drug, please contact the embassy, the High Commission or the consulate of the country or territory in which you are travelling. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. To see if you are qualified for the Medicare visit, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au There are a number of services that are not publicly funded, that differ from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. 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. While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be a challenge. There are clear links between mental health and physical health, so it is important to take care of yourself during travel and abroad. You can find information on travel with mental illness on our instructions page. For more information, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). Make sure you have comprehensive health insurance before you travel to Australia. If you are not covered by the mutual health agreements between Australia and the United Kingdom, the cost of treatment may be high.