What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for your GHIC?


What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for your GHIC?

The current coronavirus outbreak has dramatic impacts on the world. Half of the world’s population lives under lockdown. Experts are very careful when predicting the future developments of the outbreak

What is an GHIC?

The Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) covers European citizens when they are traveling to other EU countries. The countries where the GHIC Previously known as (EHIC) is operational are the European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland. It is also covering European tourists when they travel to Australia or New Zealand. To discover the complete list of countries where the GHIC (Formally known as European health insurance card) offers protection, please click here >

The GHIC provides European tourists with the same level of cover a local citizen would receive. It does not mean that treatments are free. It means that the tourist will pay as little or as much as a local resident of the country he is visiting.

What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for my Global Health Insurance Card?

The coronavirus outbreak has taken the world to a brutal stop. We can estimate that almost 4 billion people, half of the world’s population, are self-isolating. This is the best medical advice to fight against this unprecedented pandemic. But can you renew your GHIC as normal during the coronavirus outbreak? If your card is about to expire, it is still possible to renew it rather than to let it expire. This way you will be covered if you decide to travel abroad when the coronavirus outbreak passes.  To get the most up to date information, we refer you to the official Gov website here >. Indeed, as it is a dynamic situation, things can change very quickly and you should follow official advice carefully.

How can I Renew my GHIC during the lockdown?

We can support you and help you renew your GHIC for a small fee. Each one of your family members needs an Global Health Insurance Card formerly known as (EHIC) to be covered. To start your application, please click here > 
We also would like to remind you that the GHIC does not replace travel insurance. To know more about travel insurance and to look for a policy, please see our guide here >