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Most travellers are aware that medical expenses can get ridiculously high ridiculously quickly, especially in the US. But quite a few aren’t aware that the Australian Government has signed “reciprocal health care agreements” with a number of countries to allow Australians to access state-funded medical services while travelling.

Those agreements are limited to New Zealand and a handful of European nations (the UK and the Republic of Ireland; Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands; and Italy, Belgium and Malta). As such, they won’t help much if you’re on a round the world trip, but they might be enough for brief visits, or if your travel insurer isn’t being responsive. The scheme is designed to cover “immediately necessary” treatment.

via Lifehacker Australia.

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