Yes, all of the insurance providers we use are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) lets UK citizens access health care that is available to EU citizens in the EU country they are visiting.

However, coverage is limited and is not a replacement for travel insurance. You can find out more here.

EHIC does not cover private hospitals or treatment centres, trip cancellation or curtailment or repatriation to the UK alongside many other additional travel insurance benefits.

You can apply for the EHIC online or by phone.

Note: EHIC is currently free of charge.

Medical Travel Compared is a specialist travel insurance comparison site made to help people with pre-existing medical conditions and their travel companions.

Enter your details once and you'll be able to compare quotes from over 30 specialist providers.

Once you've found the policy that is right for you, pay securely online and your documents will be sent to you direct from the insurance provider.

Head to our About Us section to find out more.

Defaqto is an independent financial information business, focused on helping consumers make better-informed decisions by producing independent star ratings.

Star Ratings give a product or proposition a rating of 1 to 5, depending on the quality and comprehensiveness of the features it offers.

The ratings focus on the quality of the product as opposed to its price or the service that you may receive from contact with the provider.

You can find out the full details by reading our Defaqto guide.