Which? responds to the launch of the Global Health Insurance Cards (GHIC)

Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:

“The launch of the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) is good news for consumers after we warned holidaymakers in Europe could face eye-watering medical bills if a reciprocal healthcare agreement was not part of a Brexit deal.

“We have seen and reported a number of unscrupulous copycat websites charging people to apply for free GHICs, so anyone looking to apply must remain vigilant and only use the official NHS website.

“It is important to remember the GHIC covers fewer countries than the EHIC, so travellers should check they can use it before going abroad. We’d also advise holidaymakers to still buy travel insurance as soon as they book a holiday, so they are covered for other issues that may arise such as cancellations and lost luggage.”

Notes to editor:

The rip-off websites trying to get people to pay to apply for Ghic