Visit the NHS site (external link) or if you need medical advice quickly, and this is not an emergency, call 111. Information about the NHS 111 service can be found here. (external link) Dental care is free for children under the age of 18. This free treatment is not available in all dental practices – contact your dentist or contact Talk Teeth on 0800 825 583. 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. 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. (3) New Zealand generally interprets “temporary stay” as a stay of less than two years if a person who does not have permanent residence in New Zealand or who has a work visa of more than two years does not last more than two years. The New Zealand Ministry of Health (external link) informs about the reciprocal agreement with the United Kingdom (external link). 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.

New Zealand has mutual health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom). At any time, some services may be funded by public funds for those covered by the agreements. These services can be funded to the same extent as for a national of the country they are visiting or staying temporarily. Travel insurance not only covers medical aspects, but also covers other useful things, such as airline bankruptcy or other travel issues, so you would always need it from my own point of view. Under a mutual health agreement, British nationals living in the UK and staying in New Zealand on a short-term stay 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. While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be a challenge. There are clear links between mental health and physical health, so it is important to take care of yourself during travel and abroad. You can find information on travel with mental illness on our instructions page. For more information, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Josh Martin is a Kiwi journalist living in London who writes about travel, tourism, the economy and consumer issues between trips to places you`d rather be. E-mail josh.martin@stuff.co.nz if you have a travel problem on which it should write from it. Other countries may close borders, restrict freedom of movement or introduce new quarantine rules without warning. Check out our tips on what to consider, and be prepared to stay abroad longer than expected. New Zealanders are also informed that this National Health Service care does not extend to routine treatment and not emergency treatment by a family doctor or dentist when travelling to the UK on a visitor visa valid for 6 months or less.

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