It is about taxes and therefore residence, not citizenship. 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. Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: the ECA does not apply 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. I want a free health care system, but the style of government we have in Australia means that we will always have a compromise. (2) Note that the United Kingdom considers “temporary stay” to be a stay of up to six months. New Zealanders travelling to the UK for more than six months will continue to have access to the National Health Service, but will be required to pay a health supplement for immigration issues from 6 April 2016 as part of their visa application. For more information, please visit the www.gov.uk website. 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. Many Australians covered by Medicare in Australia may not be aware that they are entitled to mutual health care by a family doctor in the UK on the NHS. You have the right to be treated by a doctor as an NHS patient and the cost of the consultation and the medicine prescribed by the doctor is covered by the NHS as if you were a uk resident. The Australian website Medicare now confirms this information on mutual health care very clearly. I have dual nationality between the US and the UK, but I got my WHV under the British passport as a British citizen. I hope to go to the AU in June/July and stay as long as interest and finances require (before moving to SE Asia). So my question is this: as a British citizen, I should be able to receive primary health care during my stay, right? I know it would largely only be emergency care, but would it cover emergencies due, for example, to adventure sports (kangaroo boxes 😛 shark jumping, outback trips, etc.)? Or get stung by jellyfish? Heat stroke? Or should I buy travel insurance? I guess if the injury is fatal/can lead to a serious illness, then they will cover you and you are on your own for things like pregnancy, flu, etc., I don`t need flight cancellations or lost luggage or pickpocketing coverage, just not wanting to go bankrupt, I have to be hurt.