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Going abroad for treatment

The government always advises UK nationals to take out comprehensive travel insurance when going overseas. You can find more information on arranging treatment abroad on the following pages.

Going abroad for medical treatment

What you should know about travelling to Europe for medical treatment

The Planned Treatment Scheme (S2 funding route)

The Planned Treatment (S2 funding route) may entitle you to NHS-funded treatment in a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland

The EU Directive route

Learn about the EU directive route to access healthcare in Europe

Giving birth outside the UK

Advice about travelling to Europe to give birth

Treatment abroad checklist

Read our guidance about the risks of treatment abroad and go through our checklist before making a decision