What to do if someone dies while visiting a foreign country

If someone close to you passed away while travelling, seek help as soon as possible. Depending on your situation, an emergency center or the Netherlands Worldwide contact center can assist you.

Did the deceased person have additional health insurance, travel insurance or funeral insurance? In that case, contact the emergency center of the insurer as soon as possible.

Do you want to speak to someone immediately?

Call the Netherlands Worldwide contact center on +31 247 247 247. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Would you rather contact us in a different way?

View the various ways on our contact page

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