EHIC card is good for your health abroad
British holidaymakers too worried about cost of healthcare to seek medical treatment abroad. Free EHIC card would give travellers peace of mind
By TTM on 25 May 2009 in Travel Articles
A survey released by the Department of Health revealed that while almost 50% of British travellers have become ill or injured on holiday, 35% of these have delayed, often essential, medical treatment until they return home. The main reasons given for not seeking treatment abroad are concerns about the potential cost and lack of travel insurance.
The European Commission has warned holidaymakers not to travel without a European Health Insurance Card this summer, after revealing only a minority of people carry them.
For more information on how to renew or obtain an EHIC visit www.nhs.uk/ehic
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