Application for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

September 2017

NHS NEWS

Country of origin: UK

Anyone who is a UK resident is entitled to medical treatment that becomes necessary, at reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting a European Union (EU) country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Only treatment provided under the state scheme is covered. However, to obtain treatment visitors will need to take a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with them.

Application for an EHIC can be made free of charge, on the EHIC website.

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