Do I need an EHIC card?

Each traveller needs to have their own European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) Card. If you are travelling to countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland you are strongly advised to obtain a (EHIC). You can apply for an EHIC either online at www.ehic.org.uk or by telephoning 0300 330 1350 or visting your local post office. This will entitle you to benefit from the health care arrangements which exist between countries within the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

THE EHIC is not a replacement for your Travel Insurance and should accompany any cover you take out.