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Visitor health insurance for 601 visa holders
Visiting Australia on a 601 visa? Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) can insure you for unexpected medical costs. Compare OVHC policies below, from just $51/month.
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Pricing is based on a single live in the State of New South Wales on a visa , and is not from a country that Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with and is not eligible for cover under Medicare. Prices are accurate for 2020 but are subject to change.
Do I need health insurance on a 601 visa?
The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA)
Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy. If you're from one of these countries, you can access the public health system Medicare.
However, Medicare doesn't include everything. For instance, it doesn't cover ambulance fees or out of hospital services like dental, optical and physio – but health insurance can.
What does OVHC pay benefits towards?
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