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The European Health Insurance Card

The European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC) is a document which you can use in countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. By having this card, you can use the health service on the same basis as the citizens of these countries. To get an EHIC, you have to apply to the National fund of health. An application form, and other information, can be found here – The card covers you for 6 months if you are working, or 3 months of you are not working.  Pensioners get cover for 5 years.