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Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio No N/A
Malaria No N/A
 
Health care

The standard of health care is very high, with an unusually high proportion of the national income devoted to public health. There is a reciprocal health agreement with all the other EU countries. On presentation of form E111 by UK residents (available from post offices or the Department of Health) medical treatment, including hospital treatment, is free, prescribed medicines and dental treatment must, however, be paid for. Further information can be obtained from The Netherlands General Sickness Insurance Fund (Algemeen Nederlands Onderling Ziekenfonds – ANOZ), at Kaap Hoorndreef 24-28, Utrecht, or the local sickness insurance office. Certain strong medicines can be taken to The Netherlands if they are accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. Outside of the EU, The Netherlands has reciprocal health agreements with Cape Verde, Morocco, Serbia & Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey. All other travellers are advised to take full medical insurance. For police, fire or ambulance emergencies, dial 112 anywhere in the country.

Other risks

Rabies may be present in animals, although risk to travellers is very rare. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information, consult the Health appendix.
Useful travel links
CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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SOS international SOS
WHO the official site of the World Health Organization