If you are an EU citizen and plan to live in another EU country, keep in mind that you may find a different social security system, including health insurance coverage. The procedure you must follow depends on your case, the length of your stay and the terms of your current health insurance coverage. Before you go abroad, you should make sure that you understand well what applies to your case.


National healthcare systems differ greatly within Europe

EU countries are free to establish their own rules on entitlement to benefits and healthcare services.

To avoid potentially serious problems and misunderstandings, find out about the social security system in your host country or contact your National Contact Point.

Moving abroad in the EU for studies
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Moving abroad in the EU after retirement

Last Update: 22 December 2021
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