Risk Management

Managing Risks of Travelling Overseas - Health

International travel can impact your health because it exposes you to changes in climate, temperature and diseases.  To minimise these health risks by taking few precautions before you travel. For the latest travel advice specific to your destination see one of our insurer’s Travel Advisor Page

Before travelling it is a good idea to consult a health professional to discuss the following:

  • Past Medical History
  • Vaccination Requirements
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Disease Prevention

Travel Vaccinations

It is important that you discuss your personal travel plans with a health professional to ensure you have the correct for information on routine, required and recommended vaccinations for your trip and any booster doses of childhood vaccinations you may need.


Keep a list of all prescription drugs required whilst travelling and check with your doctor prior to departure. Before leaving Australia, you should check that your medications are legal in the countries you are visiting. You can do this by contacting the country's embassy or high commission.

Medicare Card

Medicare benefits are not available for treatment received overseas; however Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with some countries. These agreements do not replace the need for medical insurance for travel overseas. Details are available at the Medicare page of the Health Insurance Commission site.

Under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement, as an Australian resident your are entitled to assistance with the cost of medical treatment in: Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Australia's Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with these countries cover any medically necessary treatment you require which may arise while in that country.

The Travel Doctor

The TMVC websiteprovides vaccination advice, travel health advice, clinic details and current health alerts for overseas travel. If you have medical history, always carry summary of your medical history and your family doctors details with you. You should see your doctor to identify your specific needs.

Tips for long distance travellers

  • Do frequent leg exercise, move around the cabin, stretch and take deep breaths regularly while seated
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration
  • Eat lighter to avoid bloating
  • Keep important medication with you in case your luggage goes missing.

Emergency Numbers

Take a list of any emergency numbers that you may require including any Emergency phone numbers  

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