The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Malta may cover some of your medical costs in Malta’s public health system.

It must be:

  • essential care that can’t wait till you get home
  • within 6 months after the day you arrive

What’s covered

It covers:

  • care in a government hospital - this includes:
    • operations
    • medicine
    • nursing care
    • accommodation
    • meals
  • hospital out-patient care provided by:
    • specialists in government service
    • care at a health centre from a public doctor or nurse
    • ambulance travel to hospital in an emergency
    • necessary immediate dental care provided by government hospital

What it doesn’t cover

It doesn’t cover:

  • dental work that isn’t urgent - for example fillings
  • dental prostheses and appliances - your travel insurance may cover some of these and other extra costs

What to do

If you need medical care, visit a health centre or public hospital.

Be ready to show your passport and Medicare card.

Read how to prove you’re eligible.

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Page last updated: 21 August 2018