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Uk New Zealand Health Agreement


In the case of a national of one of the contracting parties who requires medical treatment whose need occurred during his temporary stay in the territory of the other party, this second contracting party, after providing satisfactory evidence for it, allows itself to apply the health services legislation and under the same conditions as the nationals of that contracting party. , in accordance with the legislation in force in the territory of that party. with regard to the territory of the United Kingdom, the Department of Health and Social Security, the other ministries of health in the United Kingdom and the other authorities in the territory responsible for the provision of health care, whose names and addresses are communicated to the New Zealand government; and reciprocal agreements would only take one traveller this far (excuse the pun). If you are, you are entitled to subsidised health care: for more information about the UK health system, visit the Department of Health`s website (external link). To access these services, you must register with an NHS General Practitioner. Mutual health agreements are not enough for medical care. 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). Under a mutual health agreement, British nationals living in the UK and staying in New Zealand on a short-term stay are entitled to immediate health care under the health system under the same conditions as New Zealand citizens. This applies in an unusual way to pre-hospital care, including air or road ambulance transport.

You should present your British passport upon request. You must ensure that you have adequate travel and health insurance to cover your stay in these places. New Zealand has mutual health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom). At any time, some services may be funded by public funds for those covered by the agreements. These services can be funded to the same extent as for a national of the country they are visiting or staying temporarily. An Australian citizen or permanent resident who has been in New Zealand for two years or more or who can prove that he or she intends to stay in New Zealand for two years or more is entitled to all publicly funded services and may register with a PHO and receive the same health grants as a full person. You may be entitled to the New Zealand public health system, for which the government pays most of the costs. If you are not authorized, make sure you have travel insurance that includes health insurance. 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. Find out what types of insurance you need when you move to New Zealand.


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