Whether you’re travelling to one European country, or are planning on exploring them all, as an EU citizen there is more that you need to think about than just your passport and what to pack in your suitcase. In fact, an EHIC card is just as important as your passport and it’s important to make sure that you have an in-date card for when you travel. If you don’t have an EHIC card or you find it out of date, we are here to help.
Injuries and illnesses happen, and while no one wants to suffer from either they can happen at any time. An EHIC card will help provide you with free or low-cost healthcare, even in countries where the healthcare system isn’t state-funded. Nothing dulls a trip quite like being ill and having to spend your entire holiday budget on the medical care to fix the problem. While the European Health Insurance Card is not a replacement for travel insurance, it can help you to get the healthcare that you need while abroad, all without having to pay extortionate fees.
To apply for an EHIC card or to renew your existing EHIC card, ehic-card.co.uk are here to help. While you can apply through the NHS, we can help you complete a speedy application and provide you with all of the support and knowledge to successfully apply and be accepted the first time. We are unfortunately unable to guarantee first-time success, but our expertise can improve your chances, especially if you are unsure of what to do. We can advise you on any information we believe to be incorrect when you submit to us, and if your application is good to go, we’ll complete the application process on your behalf for speedy acceptance on your new or renewed EHIC.
Travelling anywhere in the world comes with its trials and tribulations. Europe is no different, and so it’s important to apply for your EHIC card today. Even the most cautious amongst us aren’t exempt from illness and injury, and an EHIC card can help ensure that you aren’t paying out extortionate costs for emergency healthcare while you’re abroad. The EHIC card is currently valid in 31 countries (excluding the UK) meaning that you can be protected in most countries that you visit. Be sure to take a look at the full list of countries to ensure that the EHIC card is valid in your destination of choice.
If you need to renew your EHIC card, please renew about 6 months prior to the expiry date just to be sure that you give time for any application changes or amendments. Your application shouldn’t take 6 months to be accepted, but this time period will ensure a safe period to be sure you have your EHIC card in time for your travel. We can help you with your application and the submission to ensure a speedy, efficient application process that will have you covered by your EHIC in no time!