You can use a UK GHIC or existing EHIC while visiting:

  • a European Union (EU) country
  • Switzerland
  • Montenegro

A UK GHIC may become valid in more countries in the future.

You can use a UK EHIC while visiting:

  • an EU country
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland

Information about who is entitled to healthcare in Switzerland.

The EU countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Read more information on how to access healthcare in these counties on GOV.UK.

If you’re a UK citizen, you’re automatically entitled to state healthcare in the Republic of Ireland on the same basis as an Irish citizen. An applicant can show the treatment facility proof of their residency, such as a driving licence or passport.

These certificates are not a replacement for private travel insurance.