The Holiday Truths Blog


I’m not sure what it’s like these days but when I was young going travelling was a rite of passage. Whether it was before university, after university, a replacement for university, after a few months doing some terrible job or simply to avoid getting a job, disappearing off to a country where you could live […]

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Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy a holiday overseas. However, if you’re planning on flying to your destination, there are a number of points you need to be aware of. First and foremost, always consult your midwife or GP as soon as possible and let them know all the […]

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The FCO’s Role With the peak summer holiday period fast approaching, I keep on thinking of the television programme ‘Our Man In…’ which was on Channel 4 earlier this year. The fly-on-the-wall documentary focused on the work of 10 British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) consulates and embassy offices in Spain last summer. What was […]

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What is the EHIC

The free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the E111 in 2006. It is valid throughout the European Economic Area (EEA), including the EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein as well as Switzerland.

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