Some 39% of British holidaymakers think their EHIC will provide free medical treatment in any European country for any health condition.
According to Bupa:
- Some 27% assume the EHIC allows British holidaymakers to pay the same price for medical treatment as the locals in a European country.
- A further 11% admitted to not always taking out travel insurance when travelling abroad as they find it is too expensive.
- Almost one in 10 (8%) feel it is not worthwhile or assume it would not pay out if they needed it.
- Another 7% admitted to having to seek medical treatment that they were not insured for when on holiday abroad.
- The average cost incurred by those surveyed for medical treatment abroad was £259,698.
- Amongst Brits most popular holiday destination choices, it was found that the USA, Thailand and Canada were the most expensive countries in which to get sick or injured.
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