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. Note: Mutual health agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: the New Zealand Ministry of Health (external link) informs of the reciprocal agreement with the United Kingdom (external link). If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. There are a number of services that are not publicly funded, and these are different from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. I read about the mutual health agreements between the UK and New Zealand. Does this mean that she does not need “medical” travel insurance? If not, can you only take out travel insurance covering normal medical things, but no declared conditions? Would it be much cheaper to buy it at the very last minute, which denied the need for a possible travel cancellation? This agreement is maintained, but New Zealanders who remain in the UK for more than six months on a visa will have to pay a health supplement for immigration issues from 6 April 2016 as part of their visa application. For more information, see www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration (external link). Changes to this agreement can be made by written agreement between the parties. Copies of the mutual health agreements established in New Zealand legislation are linked below: under a mutual health agreement, British nationals living in the UK and in New Zealand 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. Your doctor or health care provider will help you get VAC coverage. The application must be accepted by VAC before contributing to the funding. The CEC is not applicable 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. For information on what to do if you think you have a coronavirus while you are in New Zealand, check out the health information in the Coronavirus section. If you are entitled to publicly funded health care, you will only have to contribute little to the cost of medications prescribed by your doctor. In most cases, this is currently $5 per item. In addition, reciprocal health care does not always cover the total cost of hospital care. So she could get in real trouble if something happens. 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. The agreements do not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of existing conditions. 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.