European Health Insurance Card – Have You Got Yours?
An EHIC lets you get state healthcare in other EEA countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.
Important – the European Health Insurance Card:
- is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property,
- does not cover your costs if you are travelling for the express purpose of obtaining medical treatment,
- does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.
IMPORTANT – EHIC is free. Some services charge to help you apply – these are unnecessary and you don’t need to use them.
To apply, we advise the official website here: https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do
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