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European Health Card (EHIC)

European Health Card (EHIC)

A free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries and also Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. Cards are issued by your national health insurance provider.

Important the European Health Insurance Card:

+ Is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property, any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, etc.

+ Does not cover your costs if you are travelling for the express purpose of obtaining medical treatment.

+ Does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.

Download the APP for smartphones, Includes general information about the card, emergency phone numbers, covered treatments and costs, how to claim reimbursement and who to contact in case you have lost your card.

Available in 25 languages with easy option to switch from one language to another.

Note: Beware of unofficial websites, which may charge if you apply through them.

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