The insured person has scheduled treatment in a hospital abroad or is returning from scheduled treatment in a hospital abroad.
Transportation by taxi
Transportation by taxi can only be covered in the context of repetitive medical treatment, upon prior request and with the approval of the CNS/CMSS.
Consequently, taxi transport for a single treatment abroad cannot be covered/reimbursed.
Reimbursement of travel expenses
Nevertheless, for any treatment authorised abroad, a a reimbursment of travel expenses may be paid to the insured person.
If the insured person is accompanied by a person, the reimbursement of travel expenses is also due to the accompanying person, provided that:
- the need for the accompaniment is duly documented by a medical justification from the attending physician. No medical certificate is required for the accompaniment of a minor.
- the journey has been made by a mode of public transport.
To request the reimbursement of travel expenses, the insured person must send the following documents to the CNS:
- the completed form "Travel expense claim";
- a certificate of attendance issued by the healthcare provider indicating the dates on which the treatment was carried out.
- the completed "Travel expense claim" form;
- a medical statement from the attending physician documenting the need for accompaniment (no medical certificate is required for accompanying a minor).
- proof that the journey has been made by public transport (e.g. train ticket, bus ticket, etc.).
Amount of the reimbursement for travel expenses
The reimbursment of travel expenses is paid at the rate of €0.21 per kilometre of the shortest distance between the place where the insured person is staying at the time of departure and the place where he or she receives treatment.