How can I correctly report sick during my holiday abroad?
If you become unfit for work while on holiday abroad, you can go to the local doctor and get a sick note. In this case, you must notify your employer of your incapacity to work, the expected duration and your whereabouts. You must also notify your health insurance company in this case. The certificate of incapacity to work from abroad should be accepted by your employer and the health insurance company. There is no legal deadline for submitting the certificate of incapacity to work from abroad. All you need to do is notify your employer. You should submit the written certificate of incapacity to work as soon as possible.
Important: If you become incapacitated for work while on holiday, regardless of whether you are abroad or at home, you can have the days of holiday taken during your incapacity for work ‘credited’ to your account afterwards. This means they are not counted as holidays.