The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the 15 member states of the European Community plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. If you or any of your dependants are suddenly taken ill or have an accident during a visit to any of these countries, free or reduced-cost emergency treatment is available - in most cases on production of a valid Form E111.
Only state-provided emergency treatment is covered, and you will receive treatment on the same terms as nationals of the country you are visiting. Private treatment is generally not covered, and state-provided treatment may not cover all of the things that you would expect to receive free of charge from the NHS.
You are eligible to obtain Form E111 if you are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and you are:
If you have dual British/foreign nationality or if you do not have a British passport but you consider you are British for E111 purposes, you must provide evidence of your British nationality.
Address any enquiries about British citizenship to:
Immigration & Nationality Departments
India Buildings (3rd Floor)
Liverpool L2 0QN
Telephone: 0151 237 5200
If you are a EEA national, a stateless person or refugee working in the UK, but paying social security contributions to another EEA country, you should obtain your E111 from the institution to which you pay your contributions.
(Correct at time of writing)
Head of Mission: HE The Marques de Tamaron
Address: 39 Chesham Place
London SW1X 8SB
66 Chiltern Street
London W1M 1PR
(020) 7486 0101
20 Draycott Place
London SW3 2RZ
(020) 7589 8989 Consular Section
FAX (020) 7259 6487
3 Hans Crescent London SW1
(020) 7589 5731
20 Peel Street
(020) 7727 2462 (020)
(020) 7235 5555 Chancery
(020) 7201 5522/5517/5524 Cultural Section
(020) 7221 0098 Labour and Social Affairs Office
(020) 7235 7537 Press Office
Facsimile: (020) 7235 9905