Be prepared for healthcare costs during visits abroad

When travelling abroad French residents should make sure to have a European Health Insurance Card (known as CEAM in France) or should consider private travel policies if going outside of the EU.

A CEAM covers all essential health needs during a stay in the EU, allowing you to get healthcare on the same basis as a resident of the country you are visiting.
If you are in a country requiring upfront payment you may apply for reimbursement from the country as residents do. In many EU countries however there may be nothing to advance for standard care. In the UK you may be charged if you do not show a card, notably for non-emergency hospital care.

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