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Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
Medical tourism is when you go overseas for medical treatment. Before you go, gather the information you need. Make informed choices about your medical procedure.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.