British travellers confused about new European Health Insurance Card

In consequence, millions of people are putting themselves and others at risk by not properly insuring themselves when they are abroad, in the mistaken belief that having an EHIC card is sufficient insurance cover.

Among the findings of the research were that 11% of Brits – equivalent to 2.3 million people – who had travelled to Europe in the past 12 months for business or pleasure did not take out travel insurance because they had an EHIC card. An additional 7% travelled to Europe without either

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