An EIHC is a European International Health Card. And may be used in any EEA
Country and Switzerland. It replaces the old E111.
Private travel insurance may
be a better option as it does only cover basic treatment, even though your EIHC will cover most services that you
would get under the NHS, some ambulance services in Europe are privately
operated and you would be expected to pay for ambulance travel in those
An EIHC is valid in the following countries.
Cyprus (but not Northern Cyprus)
It covers you for free or reduced medical treatment whilst you are a tourist
in any of the above countries.
You can apply online at http://www.dh.gov.uk/
Travelling to any other country, you will need private health insurance.