As in Norway, the general rule is that your travel expenses will be reimbursed at a standard rate per kilometre regardless of the means of transport that you use. You must travel to the nearest location at which the healthcare services you require can be provided.
If appropriate healthcare is not available where you are staying, this must be confirmed by a doctor at that location in order for your travel and accommodation expenses linked to your treatment to be reimbursed. The confirmation must include information on the medical necessity of travelling to another town or country, and the location of the nearest available appropriate healthcare.
If a companion is necessary for medical or treatment-related reasons, this person's travel expenses will also be reimbursable.
In order to be reimbursed, the journey must be longer than ten kilometres each way and cost more than the local minimum fare by scheduled public transport. You will have to pay a user fee per journey.
If you are applying for reimbursement of your travel expenses, you should use the same form as for claiming your healthcare expenses. This form is available in Step 5.
Because Martina's treatment is urgent, she is flown by air ambulance to a hospital 150km from the ship. She has obtained documentation from the doctor confirming that the hospital she was taken to was the nearest location offering appropriate healthcare and that it was necessary to use an air ambulance. She also has documentation of the location of the ship when the air ambulance picked her up. Based on the documentation, Martina's employer can be reimbursed for travel expenses in excess of the user fee.