It is also important to note that even if you are covered by an RHCA, you may need to maintain health insurance to meet your visa requirements. Please note that this information is correct at the time of writing, but may change. You can check the current status of any mutual health agreement for which you are allowed to check here on the Australian government website. Here is an overview of the countries that currently have mutual agreement and rights: Finns are covered by mutual agreement for the duration of their stay in Australia until their visa expires. Illnesses and accidents can occur at any time and medical costs in Australia can be very high. Health insurance can help you protect yourself from some of these costs. Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland. Each mutual agreement is different and varies in terms of both benefits and eligibility duration. The agreements do not apply to all health services. Some services that are not covered by the agreements are: – treatment that is not immediately necessary, ambulance care, dental care, para medical services, medical evacuation in your home country, burials, treatment and accommodation in private hospitals or as private patients in a public hospital, electoral treatment, pre-ordered treatment before arrival in Australia. This is why it is strongly recommended that all visitors from the countries of mutual insurance take out adequate medical insurance. HICA has developed a number of policies specifically designed for foreign visitors based on the type of visa and the length of your stay in Australia. If you would like to take advantage of our free evaluation and offer service, we invite you to fill out an evaluation form so that we can provide you with our professional recommendations and offers for the policies that best meet your specific needs.
Both travel insurance and the health protection of foreign visitors (OVHC) can contribute to the cost of medical care in Australia. Belgians need a valid Belgian passport, their Belgian health insurance card and their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with the initials BE to register with Medicare.