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Episode 5

Part of a series of special programmes from Tenerife, with Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford battling on the behalf of viewers to resolve problems with holidays and travel right across the globe.

Among today's stories, the holidaymakers being harassed by a hotel for money they do not owe, and how one couple's holiday company left them stranded in the middle of the night after booking them into a resort that had been closed for months. The team also investigate why customers booking on one particular website paid hundreds of pounds for flights but were never sent the tickets. Plus, how you could end up being charged for a holiday essential you can easily get for free.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2013 07:05

EHIC cards- What they do and how to get one

Here at Rip Off Britain we don’t want you to pay for something you can get for nothing.

The European Health Insurance card (EHIC) is an essential card for anyone travelling abroad in Europe.

It’s important because it lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost and sometimes for free. It is designed to cover the costs of your treatment meaning you can finish your holiday and return home as planned.

You can apply for a free EHIC  online via the official NHS website or you can get a form from your post office. Alternatively you can call the EHIC application service on 0845 606 2030

Whichever way you decide to get one, you DON’T have to pay a penny, so be wary of anyone asking you to do so.

There is everything you need to know about the EHIC on the official NHS website.


Role Contributor
PresenterGloria Hunniford
PresenterAngela Rippon
PresenterJulia Somerville
Executive ProducerRob Unsworth
Series ProducerMatthew Laza