EHIC: packing for your holiday 

Be prepared for your holiday, and make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It costs nothing to apply for or renew an EHIC. For more information, email the NHS Business Services Authority ( or call 0300 330 1350.

Find out how to apply for an EHIC

Transcript of EHIC: packing for your holiday

- Sandra, have you finished packing yet? - Not quite.

Are you ready yet?

- (beeping) - Nearly.

'Whatever you pack for your trip to Europe,

even if you're just going for the day,

make sure it includes a European health insurance card.'

'It'll cover all or most of the costs of necessary medical treatment in Europe,

so you don't have to worry about it.'


'It's always advisable to take out travel insurance.'

'But make sure that every member of the family

also has a free up-to-date European health insurance card.'

- Taxi! - I'm coming!

'Apply now online, by phone or post.'

'If you already have one, check the expiry date before you travel.'

'For more information, call or visit the website.'

But I've got the doctor.


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