Visiting Malta

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

To be eligible it must be:

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

What’s covered

The agreement covers care in a government hospital which includes:

  • operations
  • medicine
  • nursing care
  • accommodation
  • meals.

It also covers 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

The agreement 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.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022.
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