European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) News

EHIC Post-Brexit

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The UK is firmly on a path to leaving the European Union. Despite the recent General Election result which appeared to spark confusion over what type of divorce we’d be having from the other countries in the European Union, it appears that we’ve started on a path which we can’t turn back from.

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Mental Health and EHIC

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Around 1 in every 4 people living in the UK will suffer some sort of mental health issue each year, ranging from a mild depression which passes in a few days, to a much more serious problem requiring hospital admission and treatment.






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Bilbao and the Basque Country

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Spain doesn’t have to be about the sunny beaches of the Costas, or even the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. One part of Spain which has surged to the forefront of the tourist market in recent years is the northern city of Bilbao, which has lots to offer visitors from the UK.






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Taking the Car to France this Summer?

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Millions of us head over the English Channel to enjoy French holidays every summer. Using the Eurotunnel or the regular ferry services means you can take the family car too, allowing you to take more luggage and avoid the hassle and expense of hiring a car once you cross the Channel.






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Mobile Phone Roaming in Europe

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We’ve all seen the stories in the papers about a family on a Mediterranean holiday who have downloaded the latest episode of their favourite soap onto a phone or tablet and been landed with a massive bill for data on their return home.






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Best European Theme Parks

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Europe is dominated by the big theme park brands – Disneyland Paris and Port Aventura being the two best-known and the most visited by British visitors. The downside of these parks’ popularity is that they can get really crowded in summer.






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Consular Assistance

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Nobody wants to fly off on holiday thinking about the bad things which could possibly happen when away from home. The UK government has a network of embassies and consulates around the world, and part of the embassy staff’s job is to help British citizens who get themselves into trouble when abroad. But what exactly can you expect them to do in a crisis?






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EHIC And Brexit – The Latest

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Since the UK took the decision to leave the EU at the end of June last year, we’ve been in political limbo. Everyone else in Europe knew that we were planning to leave, the UK government confirmed they were committed to leaving, but the official notification hadn’t been given.






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European Summer Music Festivals

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If you weren’t one of the lucky few who managed to bag a ticket for Glastonbury within minutes of them going on sale, then chances are you’re looking a bit further afield for your music festivals this summer. The main Scottish festival, T In the Park, was cancelled for 2017, so what about a trip to one of the main European festivals?






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24 Hours in Madrid

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So you’ve arrived in Spain’s capital city with 24 hours to kill and just your passport, credit card and EHIC cover in your pocket. One of Europe’s greatest cities, Madrid offers so much to the tourist it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s out whistle stop guide to making the best of a day in Madrid.






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