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Top 3 holiday health essentials


Shopping for your summer holiday can be a really exciting part of your trip, getting you in the mood for an adventure before you even reach the airport. However, there are a few health essentials you need to think about before you jet off. We’ve put together a list of our top three things to…

How much does treatment in Europe cost?


Your EHIC is worth its weight in gold, and those of you who’ve already got one undoubtedly know about the benefits that this little plastic card can bring you when you’re travelling in Europe. In fact, since you’re reading this, you’ve probably already done the smart thing and got your EHIC application in here today….

10 essentials for a holiday first aid kit


If you’re planning a holiday in Europe this summer, it’s a great idea to pack your own first aid kit with some basic essentials. That way, you’ll be equipped to deal with most minor situations wherever you are and without having to look for a local pharmacy. You can buy first aid kits off the…

2016’s top European holiday destinations


When it comes to booking your summer holiday in Europe, it can be tempting to go down the tried and tested route and stay somewhere you’ve been before. But why not shake it up a little and check out one of our top European holiday destinations for 2016? You might find your new favourite holiday!…

Common EHIC myths debunked


The EHIC is a magical thing – wave it at a doctor and get free state medical treatment throughout Europe. No complicated forms, no big bills, just a small piece of plastic. It’s a bit of a miracle worker. However, in a recent survey by Go Compare, it turns out that a lot of people…

Time to spring into action for summer


It looks like spring is finally on its way in the UK and while the warmer summer months are still around the corner, now is the time to get organised to ensure a stress-free holiday. If you’re planning a trip abroad, it’s not only passports that you should consider. Here’s a handy checklist of three…

What to do in an emergency


With your bags packed, your travel insurance in place and your EHIC card in your wallet, you’re all ready to head off to Europe. If the worst were to happen though, and you became unwell while in Europe, would you know what to do? There are a few options open to you. In an emergency…

The time is now for renewing your documents


If you’ve ever come to the week before your holiday and dug out your passport only to find it’s about to expire then you know how stressful it can be trying to get a replacement at short notice and in peak season. Renew your passport now A little known secret is that it’s much easier…

What to do if you lose your EHIC while abroad


If you’re about to enjoy a holiday in Europe then your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be one of the main priorities on your travel checklist. Although it isn’t an alternative to insurance, a European Health Insurance Card entitles you to the same free, or reduced cost, healthcare as a resident. So what should…

Using your European Health Insurance Card in Italy


When you’re planning your dream holiday to Italy, it’s likely that culture and cuisine will be at the forefront of your mind. But it’s always wise to give at least a little thought to what would happen if you had a medical emergency during your stay. So here’s a basic guide to how you can…