Travel relating to treatment provided abroad

Kela will reimburse treatment-related travel costs if you have received treatment in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland. Travel costs incurred in a country other than an EU or EEA country or Switzerland will not be reimbursed.


You can receive reimbursement for travel costs, if

  • they have been incurred from trips related to medical care, pregnancy care or childbirth care provided in an EU or EEA country or in Switzerland
  • the cost of a one-way trip exceeds the deductible of EUR 25
  • you have paid all travel costs yourself.

Kela will mainly reimburse travel costs according to the cheapest means of travel and to the nearest place of treatment. If you have been granted prior authorisation for treatment in another EU or EEA country or Switzerland, your travel costs will be reimbursed up to the place of treatment.

If you have not received reimbursement for your travel costs from elsewhere, claim reimbursement of travel costs from Kela.