10 EU rules that help you enjoy your holidays!

On holiday? Whether you stay home or you travel within the EU, our rules on healthcare, consumer protection, roaming, clean water (and more) follow you. How many of them are you aware of?

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It is not too late to learn what your rights are when you are using your phone, taking a flight, shopping or renting a car. Here are some EU rules that ensure European citizens can have fun and hassle-free holidays each year:

1. Travelling across borders made easier

2. Your EHIC card and prescriptions

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Accidents can happen. But we have you covered. Just take your European Health Insurance Card with you. It helps you access the healthcare services in any EU country. ℹ️ More
Prescriptions issued by a doctor registered in the EU are valid in all EU countries. So you can get your medicines abroad as well.
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3. Passenger rights

4. Does your pet have a passport?

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Do you want to take your cat or your dog with you on holiday? Don’t forget to ask your vet for a European Pet Passport. ℹ️ More

5. Roam like at home (and your online subscriptions)

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6. Shopping abroad

7. Driving and renting a car

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A driving licence issued in an EU country is valid throughout the EU. And so is your car insurance policy from your home country. But it is advisable to be mindful of local traffic rules. ℹ️ More
You have certain rights when you rent a car abroad, but be careful: you do not automatically have the right to cancel and claim a refund if you made the booking online.
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8. Take the plunge

9. Do not forget your sunscreen

10. For emergencies, a single number across the EU

Need more information on any of these rules?
Don’t forget to bookmark Your Europe on your smartphone so you can access it with one click whenever you need.
When you travel in the EU

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