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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…

What the EHIC actually covers in various countries


We’ve said if before – the EHIC is not a substitution for travel insurance when you’re going overseas. That being said, your European Health Insurance Card is crucial to have, and having one with you means that other member state countries are supposed to treat you the same as if you were a resident of that…

Do I really need a European Health Insurance Card?


Going on holiday is exciting for everyone: a chance to get away, experience new cultures, get a little sun and relax and unwind. Whether you’re off on a short city break with your partner or taking the kids to the beach, you should be able to relax in the knowledge that everything is covered. No…

Packing for a family holiday


Remember when holidays were all about relaxation? Sun, sea, sand, maybe a spa treatment, some shopping and sangria? As a parent, these things can seem like distant memories. The “relaxed holiday” brief probably disappeared around the time that spontaneity made a getaway, too. Nowadays, everything probably feels a little too rushed, and the prospect of…

Why you still need travel insurance with an EHIC


Taking a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) on your European holiday is a good precaution in the face of any medical emergency, but it shouldn’t be seen, or used, as a replacement for European travel insurance. Tourists who think that carrying an EHIC card covers them for any kind of medical emergency while abroad on…

The history of the EHIC


Once upon a time, there was a big A4 sheet of paper called an E111. If you were going abroad on holiday, you had to fill it in, take it to the Post Office, and then make sure that wherever you went on your holiday, your big sheet of E111 came with you, too. This…

Your EHIC or your house!


Kent ski fan, Pam Crawford, loves to hit the slopes in France every year. She and her husband have been skiing for 35 years, and Pam considers herself an experienced skier. With the favourable exchange rate, 2013 was looking to be a great year for Pam’s annual ski break, and she couldn’t wait to get…

It could save a lot more than just your peace of mind


We travel to relax, right? And that’s all the more reason to make sure that we really can let go of our cares, and make the most of that much-needed break. None of us want to think something could go wrong on a holiday, so every sensible person gives a few minutes of thought to…

Plan your safety for stress-free holidays


As each of us only gets a limited number of holidays in a year, Europe is a popular choice for Britons as different cultures and sights are only a short trip away. Whether you take the Eurostar or book a flight, you’ll aim to relax with your family and friends as you try new things….

Get travel admin out of the way now


January is primetime for diets, detoxes and ditching the booze, but it’s also the most popular time of year for something else: booking holidays. As the Christmas lights become a distant memory and the cold, grey reality of the rest of winter sets in, all we Brits can think about is where our next hit…