Australia Travel Insurance
Relations between New Zealand and Australia, sometimes known as ‘Trans-Tasman’ relations, are extremely close, with both countries sharing British colonial heritage as well being part of the group of English-speaking nations with a similar cultural background known as the Anglosphere.
Both countries are also Commonwealth realms and their mutual governments have had arrangements in place since the early 20th century, facilitating a free flow of people between the two countries.
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Since 1973, the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement has allowed Australian and New Zealand citizens to enter each other’s countries to either visit or live, with the option to work, without the need to apply for any sort of authority. New Zealanders wishing to visit Australia can apply for a Special Category visa, by simply presenting a valid passport and incoming passenger card.
New Zealanders are also eligible for Medicare benefits in Australia, through a reciprocal health scheme, which will cover medically necessary treatment. With all of these benefits making travel so simple between both countries, it is no wonder that more and more New Zealanders are choosing Australia as a holiday destination. With its natural beauty, snowy white beaches, and infectious party atmosphere, Australia is a favourite stomping ground for visitors and backpackers from all over the world.
With so little in the way of documentation to organise for an Australian trip, planning is much more fun, and organising routes, places to sleep and the best nightspots can be really entertaining. Don’t forget those hiking boots if you plan to do some walking on your travels, and for those who plan a prolonged stay to explore, buying a good quality backpack is a must.
Travel insurance should be on your shopping list too. Yes, most people make this all-important purchase for the medical care cover, but don’t forget that while you might qualify for healthcare in Australia, you will not be covered for a trip back home should you require medical repatriation.
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