Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:24 pm
Post subject: Opps, too late, what should i do?
I've forgotten to sort out that European Health Insurance Card thingy for my holiday. It says to apply online it takes 7days i'm going on holiday on monday so I've left it too late but should i apply anyway, it might come early and if not at least i have if it comes i have it at home and someone can send it over if i need it?
Is there anything else i need to organise, that i would have probs forgotten? I feel so pathetic but this is the first time i've gone abroad without my mum!
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:46 pm
Sorted out travel insurance? That's always important!
No, thats on my ever growing list of things to do this week! I will go check out quotes now.
Thanks everyone. Just filling the form in now. I'll just have to hope it gets here before we go or get my mum to send it over if i need it. Hope we won't though.
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:20 pm
If you ring you may get them - I posted my application and got them back about 10 working days after I put the in the post - so they are quite quick
When it arrives check the expiry date - the fecked up on ours and says 01/03/2011 - which is only 9 months - and they should last 5 years!
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:39 pm
You can fill the form in online, will be alot quicker. I got my son's one 4/5 days after I'd filled it in
Also take 2 photocopys of yours and your oh's passports and give 1 set to you mum and keep one set on you in a seperate place from your passports so if they get lost/stolen the british consulate in that country will be able to find your details quicker and process you a new passport or a means to get home.
Never carry all of your money on you where ever you are, keep some stashed at the hotel (in a safe if they have one, if not find another safe place) in pillow cases are good so if you do get mugged when you are out and about you've not lost everything.
Pack half of your clothes into your oh's suitcase and half of his into yours so if one suitcase gets lost you both still have clean clothes (and underwear) to wear, whilst the airline finds your bags or until you can buy new clothes.
That's all I can think of at the moment.
Dilly xx xx