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JR1988

Medicare or travel insurance?

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Im off to oz in a couple weeks and want to make sure im covered if something happens, ive just been looking around at insurance and found out about medicare. Is this enough for a UK citizen going on a 417 WHV or do i need travel insurance? Theres so much different information out there!

Does medicare bill the NHS if you use it while in oz?

If i do need more than medicare is it just a case of shopping around or are there comparison sites or even insurers for travellers on a WHV ?

Thanks

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It's emergency reciprocal cover.

When travelling I think having travel insurance is a good thing. It can cover luggage, personal effects, repatriation in event of accident or death and more.

Plentt of good insurance to choose from.

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found some quotes around £100 a year so not too bad, is it worth getting both medicare and insurance so you dont have to claim if you just visit a doctor etc..

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I got Medicare and insurance. I used go walkabout but didn't have to claim in my 10 months there 

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