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EHIC – European Health Insurance Card

…ntry visited. This scheme will not cover those living permanently outside of the UK. It will cover the card holder in the EEA and Switzerland. The EHIC is valid for 5 years and only available to United Kingdom residents. The EHIC card does not replace the need for travel insurance. One EHIC Card for each Family Member includes non-emergency care for existing/chronic conditions Each member of a family will need a separate, individual insurance…

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EHIC – European Health Insurance Card If you are travelling to continental Europe, you will be required to be in possession of an EHIC Card – European Health Insurance Card. The card must be renewed every five years. You can renew your EHIC up to six months before the expiry date. Application and renewal is free of charge. Health for Gap Year Travellers Your Top 10 Considerations… Malaria lifecycle An excellent pictorial diagram of…

Insurance Cover

If you are a resident of the UK, UK national, part of an EEA state or a refugee resident in any of the above collect an EHIC form from your post office before you travel abroad. This will allow you reduced or free cover in any of the EEA states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. If you have an EHIC form you will still need insurance to cover repatriation in the event of illness or death in some cases. Shop around…and always read the…

Travel with Diabetes

…ion. Ask at Diabetes UK if you need help in finding a good policy. Excellent guides can also be purchased at Diabetes UK, giving you specific country prescription regulations. As well as good insurance, you will also need an EHIC if you are travelling within Europe. Travelling with Insulin When you travel by air it is not always necessary to order “diabetic meals”. Check your carbohydrate intake regularly and, if required, top-up…

Medical Tourism

…cost of treatment. Reimbursement is however not automatic and requires approval from a patients own healthcare trust prior to treatment. Under these circumstances a patient is not covered on a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) E112 Form This route allows you to have treatment in another state funded sector hospital within Europe (EEA) and Switzerland. You will need to make payments in the same way that a local person seeking treatment would…

Senior Travel

…out additional insurance if the cover is not sufficient. Be thorough when completing the forms, as failure to declare a health problem may invalidate your insurance. If you are travelling in Europe, be sure to complete form EHIC, available from your post office. This will need to be validated by your post office before you leave. Arriving at your Destination Make yourself familiar with the medical facilities of your chosen destination. Make…