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The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 1994

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Amendment of Schedules to principal Regulations

5.—(1) In Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (diseases for the treatment of which no charge is to be made)—

(a)Part I (notifiable diseases) shall be amended by the insertion after “Cholera” of “Food poisoning”;

(b)Part II (diseases to which public health enactments applied) shall be amended by—

(i)the deletion of the entries “Acute meningitis”, “Infective jaundice”, “Lassa fever” and “Marburg disease”(1);

(ii)the insertion in the appropriate places in the alphabetical order, of the following entries:—

  • Meningitis

  • Meningococcal Septicaemia (without meningitis)

  • Mumps

  • Rubella

  • Viral hepatitis.

(2) Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (countries or territories in respect of which the United Kingdom Government has entered into a reciprocal agreement) shall be amended by—

(a)the deletion of the entries “Austria”, “Czechoslovakia”, “Finland” and “Norway”;

(b)the insertion in the appropriate places in the alphabetical order, of the following entries:—

  • Barbados

  • Czech Republic

  • Russian Federation

  • Slovak Republic; and

(c)the insertion at the end of the entry “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” of the words “except the States of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation”.


“Lassa fever and Marburg disease are covered by “viral haemorrhagic fever” as is Argentine haemorrhagic fever (Junin), Bolivian haemorrhagic fever (Machupo), Chikungunya haemorrhagic fever, Congo/Crimean haemorrhagic fever, Dengue fever, Ebala virus disease, haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (Hantoon), Kyasanur forest disease, Omsk haemorrhagic fever and Rift Valley disease”.

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