Did you know that if you are travelling within the European Union and need emergency medical treatment, there is provision for healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free?
This provision is known as the UK Global Health Insurance Card or GHIC. It gives you the right to access medically necessary state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the EU.
Please note the healthcare cover provided on this card DOES NOT replace travel insurance. It may not cover all health costs and never covers repatriation costs. Please make sure you have travel insurance as well as your card.
The GHIC card replaces the previous European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Your EHIC card is still valid if it is within its expiry date.