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European Health Insurance Card/Global Health Insurance Card:

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, with a transition period lasting until 31 December 2020.  From 1st January 2021 there will be some changes for British Nationals travelling to countries within the EU.

If you already hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will continue to be valid for use in EU countries until the expiry date on the card. It will not be valid if you are travelling to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Once your EHIC has expired you will be able to apply for the new GHIC (UK Global Health Insurance Card) which will work in the same way.

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Please note: A GHIC or EHIC proves your entitement to state provided health care on the same terms as a local resisdent, it does not mean that it will be free and it does not cover the cost of repatriation (getting you home).

No matter where you are travelling,it is imporatant to have appropriate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of unexpected medical treatment. Insurewithease.com can cover many different medical conditions on single trip, backpacker and annual policies.

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