More about travelling overseas information

You should always get travel health insurance. Even in a country Australia has a reciprocal health care agreement with.

The smartraveller website helps you find travel insurance that suits the country you’re going to.

Prescription medicine

If you need to take prescription medicine for your health with you when you travel, read about going overseas with PBS medicine. You need to do this if you plan to:

  • take medicine with you
  • buy it overseas.

Health issues when you travel

The smartraveller website gives up to date advice on:

  • avoiding diseases
  • health care on a cruise
  • going overseas for health care
  • mental health
  • health checks
  • vaccinations.

Page last updated: 5 September 2019

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