Passport and identity card

In another Nordic country or in the United Kingdom European Health Insurance Card is not necessarily needed. You can receive medically necessary treatment in another Nordic country also by presenting a passport or an identity card, and in the United Kingdom by presenting a passport.


You can also use the European Health Insurance Card in another Nordic country or in the United Kingdom, but it is not essential. The treatment provider usually needs to know your address in Finland.

In Australia, you will receive treatment in the country´s public healthcare system in the same way and at the same price as the local residents when you present your Finnish passport and Kela card to the treatment provider.

If you need treatment in an area other than Europe or Australia, you will receive treatment in accordance with the legislation and service system of the destination country in question. You should always take your passport or a copy of the passport as well as travel insurance documentation with you to the place of treatment.

If you have lost your passport

If you are abroad and have lost your passport, report the loss of the passport at the local police station.

  • You can apply for a new passport at any Finnish embassy, consulate general or consulate.
  • If you have lost your passport in a country without a Finnish diplomatic or consular mission, you can turn to diplomatic missions of another EU country. You will be provided with an Emergency Travel Document for your return journey.