Britons taking holidays in Spain this year have been warned not to rely on their European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs).
Speaking this week, Sainsbury's Bank said that millions of holidaymakers were under the misconception that EHICs were an adequate substitute for travel insurance.
Furthermore, the organisation revealed that 3.5 million people travelled abroad without insurance over the last 12 months because they thought they were protected by their cards.
"Many people wrongly overlook travel insurance because they think their EHIC will cover them when they are abroad, but it will not cover you for private medical care, nor will it pay for you to be airlifted off a ski slope or repatriated to the UK. By not having travel insurance, many people are taking on a great risk when they travel in Europe," said Sam Marrs, Sainsbury's travel insurance manager.
Even with EHICs, holidaymakers may have to foot the cost of some of their treatment and they do not offer protection against cancellations, missing luggage and stolen belongings.
In related news, a recent study by American Express found that one in four people regularly travel without insurance.
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