Country-specific pages offer important information about health care for travellers


Health care coverage, quality and costs vary considerably from country to country. On our , you can learn about health care both within and outside Europe. The pages provide reliable information about situations in which you are entitled to medical treatment abroad, how to seek medical treatment and what you pay for treatment yourself. […]

User survey results published: website is viewed positively but needs to be made better known


The user survey was conducted in Finnish, Swedish and English. Most of the responses were in Finnish (340 responses). English was the second preferred option (66 responses) and Swedish the third (9 responses). We drew a €50 gift voucher to a grocery shop among the respondents; the winner lives in Porvoo. Users have a […]

Legislative proposal may change model for reimbursing cost of seeking treatment abroad


The amendments to the Act on Cross-Border Health Care will not enter into force on 1 January 2023 as the processing is still under way. Under current legislation, a patient can travel abroad for treatment either or with a . If a patient seeks treatment independently, Kela will reimburse the costs of treatment given […]

Visit the frequently asked questions on cross-border healthcare


Our provide answers to questions regarding seeking treatment, medicines, the European Health Insurance Card and reimbursement for treatment abroad, for example. The concise and clear answers will direct you to a section on our website where you can find more detailed information on the matter. If you are wondering about a specific problem related […]

Cookies on the website have collected visitor data without the visitor’s consent


Some cookies used on the website between 25 April and 30 August 2022 collected visitor data without appropriate consent. The site had about 123,000 visitors during that period. The cookies were used to track, for example, visitors’ navigation on the site and the results of advertising directing to the site. Similar cookies are […]

Kela: Henceforth, students in higher education who have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom do not have to pay the student healthcare fee


The national application of the EU Regulation on social security (883/2004) was changed, so that now also student health services for students in higher education falls within the scope of application of the Regulation. Under the EU Regulations governing social security coverage for persons who move between the EU countries, you can only be […]

Impact of COVID-19 still reflected in statistics on seeking treatment


The statistics compiled by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela contain information on which countries people from Finland have sought treatment in and how much Kela has paid in reimbursements for treatment provided abroad. The statistics have been compiled in the Contact Point’s , which also contains . Seeking treatment refers to […] EU Digital COVID Certificates will be issued until 30 June 2023


The EU Digital COVID Certificate was first introduced in June 2021. It was originally in force until 30 June 2022. Although the regulation is now extended by one year, the need for the certificate will be reassessed in six months’ time. The EU wants to repeal the certificate as soon as the health situation […]

Take our website user survey!


We are constantly developing our website to better meet the users’ needs. We would appreciate it if you could help us with this development work by responding to the survey. The survey includes 11 questions and takes about 5 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous. The survey is open from 9 June to […]

Люди, прибывающие в Финляндию из Украины, обычно получают медицинские услуги в приёмном пункте


В Финляндии право на пользование медицинскими услугами обычно зависит от вашего муниципалитета проживания. Если у вас есть в Финляндии, вы можете пользоваться услугами государственной системы здравоохранения Финляндии по клиентской плате, установленной для жителя муниципалитета. Если вы прибыли в Финляндию из Украины, ваше право на медицинские услуги также может зависеть, например, от временной защиты, предоставления […]