All EHIC cards issued before the end of 2020 will be valid until their expiry date (on the front of your card), entitling you to reduced cost or Free State healthcare within the EU countries that you visit.

Your travel insurance will cover you for other medical costs, which are not covered under the EHIC arrangement or alternative reciprocal health agreement, subject to the terms and conditions of your policy. However, for those whose cards have expired, you will not be able to apply for a replacement card.

The Government has introduced a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) that is free to apply for. You should apply at least ten days before you plan to travel to ensure your GHIC arrives on time.

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