Win tickets for the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 and visit our stand 6p60


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela will be at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 on 16–19 January 2020 at stand 6p60. As before, you can come to our stand to order a European Health Insurance Card and ask the experts about healthcare services and health care abroad. We will also be showcasing the revamped online service at the fair. At our stand, you can also ‘fish for answers’ in a light-hearted game and win a hiking backpack in a draw by answering a question on our online service.

Win tickets for the travel fair!

The week before the fair, you can win tickets for two for the travel fair at the Contact Point’s Facebook page. You may enter the draw by commenting on our Facebook page and letting us know whether you already have a European Health Insurance Card. The ticket sets will be raffled off on 13 January 2020.

Travel with the European Health Insurance Card – order yours at the travel fair

Do you have a European Health Insurance Card yet? With the card, you can receive treatment in EU and EEA countries and Switzerland if you, for example, suddenly fall ill during a holiday trip. During the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020, you can order the free of charge card at our fair stand. You can also order the card through Kela’s e-Services or by phone on Kela’s customer service number. website presenting at the fair

Would you like to travel outside Finland for treatment? What if you should fall ill on holiday? Are you enjoying retirement abroad or perhaps thinking of doing a student exchange or going to work abroad? These and many other questions on international matters are answered on the website.

“The website is intended as help for everyone who needs treatment outside Finnish borders for whatever reason,” says planner Pia Blomqvist from the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare. “It is a good idea to check our website to see what you should consider when going on a trip or moving abroad. Useful information for travellers is provided in the descriptions of the health care systems of over 50 countries.”

The website operated formerly under the name In addition to the name, the contents and structure of the site have also been revamped. In her blog, Pia Blomqvist reveals how the new name came about with the help of our customers and partners (in Finnish).

Contact point for cross-border health care provides advice

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare provides information about using health services abroad and in Finland. The Contact Point gives advice about various international situations, such as how to seek treatment abroad, the rights of patients, or how the treatment is reimbursed. During the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020, you can meet Contact Point’s experts at stand 6p60 and get answers to questions about cross-border health care.

There is a Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare in every EU country. In Finland, the Contact Point serves through the website and by e-mail.

You can follow updates from the stand at the fair in the social media at hashtags #matka2020 and #EUterveydenhoito. The Contact Point will post updates from the fair at Facebook and Twitter.