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13 July 2011 11:43
UK travellers often have misconceptions surrounding E111 cards, research shows.
Many British holidaymakers wrongly feel that they can use an E111 card to access free forms of medical treatment while out of the country, new figures indicate.
People with existing conditions might wish to consider taking out
medical travel insurance before they head overseas this summer.
However, research suggests that E111s may be relied upon by a number of UK travellers this year, with 33% of people who possess these cards believing they can gain free treatment with them when in the EU.
European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) were introduced five years ago in place of E111 cards.
A total of 4% of the people included in the research reported that they feel an EHIC can be adequately substituted with a passport.
State-provided medical treatment is generally covered by the EHIC. Other health issues which might also be covered by it include maternity care and renal dialysis.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.