Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
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Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.
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.
Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
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.
If you're leaving Australia, travel insurance is just as essential as your passport. The CHOICE buying guide makes finding the right travel insurance easy.