What is a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?
An EHIC Card is an essential piece of travel documentation if you are travelling within the European Economic Union and replaces the old E111 form. This is a reciprocal agreement within Europe, so European travellers in the UK can also have access to the NHS should they need it whilst they are here.
A European Health Insurance Card entitles the holder to reduced-cost, sometimes free, emergency treatment within the following EU countries:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus (but not in North Cyprus), Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.