There are many things to consider when going overseas, but the level of healthcare you will receive is often overlooked by many travellers.
The National Prescribing Service (NPS) is urging people to think carefully about their wellbeing when they go abroad – and the same goes for those visiting Australia.
Overseas visitors health cover could be just what you need to ensure the peace of mind of friends and relatives when they travel to Australia, knowing it will help cover the cost of any medical assistance they might need.
The Medicare scheme is not open to all foreign visitors, so taking out a health insurance policy could be just what your guests need.
Guidance from the NPS suggests that people should consult with their GP before they go overseas to make sure they have all the necessary medication for their trip.
It has also launched an online knowledge hub where travellers can access health information specific to the area they are travelling to, giving them ample time to prepare.
Overseas students coming to Australia who are not covered by Reciprocal Health Care Agreements have to take out Overseas Student Health Cover to make sure their medical expenses can be met.