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Expats in the Netherlands 'need to research overseas health insurance'

Individuals planning a move to the Netherlands should take the time to familiarise themselves with the healthcare system in the country, Expatica has advised.

The foreign residency portal has identified overseas medical insurance as a key consideration for those moving to the country independently, while those undertaking a new job should also check with their employer that they are fully protected.

Upon arriving, expats should make finding a doctor a priority, while those planning to raise a family abroad should also familiarise themselves with the procedures for childbirth, as healthcare arrangements may differ considerably from their home country.

"Make sure that you have checked out the expatriate health system in your new country of residence and that you have covered all of the areas which are important to you," the site concluded.

Elsewhere, the site has advised that the Dutch healthcare system has witnessed some radical changes in recent years, with all residents now required to hold some level of health insurance.ADNFCR-1788-ID-19539185-ADNFCR

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