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Apparantly if you have a passport, and intend to go anywhere in Europe, you should also make sure you have an European Health Insurance Card - EHIC: https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do
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mrph From: mrph Date: March 30th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Also pay close attention to the places where it doesn't work - Andorra, for example...
cbr_paul From: cbr_paul Date: March 30th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Andorra's only small - surely you could drag yourself over the nearest border...? :)
mrph From: mrph Date: March 30th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, if you roll downhill far enough... :)
cbr_paul From: cbr_paul Date: March 30th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's the difference between this and an E111 form?
mrph From: mrph Date: March 30th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
E111 has been replaced by this, as I understand it.
cthulahoops From: cthulahoops Date: March 30th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been putting this off for ages because I had assumed I needed to get an Irish one rather than a UK one. It turns out I can get a UK one and I've just applied. Thanks for the reminder.
ehrine From: ehrine Date: March 31st, 2009 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
oops, the website appears to have fallen over.
gingerboy From: gingerboy Date: March 31st, 2009 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
It is the replacement to the E111. One thing to be aware of is that it's got an expiory date on it, I think it's valid for 5 years. I can't remember if the E111 only lasted a certain time, but you could just go to a post office and get one over the coutner - with the EHIC you have to apply and wait for a personalised printed plastic card to be sent throught the post.

At least it's free... we're going away shortly to Cyprus, and it's blooming annoying paying so much for children's passports when they only last 5 years and we're only likely to use them twice in that 5 years!
zaitan From: zaitan Date: March 31st, 2009 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I have one somewhere and it may still be in date. Only catch is that my passport has expired :(
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