British Consulate, Alicante

British residents urged to tell visitors to travel smart – and get a European Health Insurance Card in order to avoid big medical bills

December 5th, 2011|Categories: British Consulate, Alicante|

British residents are urged to tell visiting friends and family to make sure they get a European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) before they travel to Spain. The EHIC is free and should be regarded as ‘a holiday essential’ in order to get necessary medical treatment from the Spanish public health service while on a temporary stay in Spain, says the Pension Benefit and Healthcare Team of the British Embassy in its latest newsletter. […]

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New Rules will make it Easier and Cheaper to take Pets to the United Kingdom

December 5th, 2011|Categories: British Consulate, Alicante|

Dog and cat owners will find it cheaper and easier to travel to the UK with their pets when new rules are introduced at the start of next year. The UK will harmonise its pet movement rules with the rest of the European Union from 1 January 2012, bringing the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme into line with the most recent science. […]

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