Expatriates living in Australia might soon find that they are following the locals and looking for private health insurance.
According to a recent article in the Telegraph, the country's state healthcare comes with long waiting times.
As such there is a strong uptake of healthcare plans through private insurance firms.
In return for having to pay for the majority of their healthcare needs, residents enjoy a relatively good life expectancy.
Expatriates moving to nearby New Zealand will find it hard to join the public healthcare system unless they have a work permit in excess of two years, the paper noted.
As such, new arrivals might want to follow official advice and check that their overseas medical insurance plans are in place before they move.