EBS strongly recommends that you take out personal travel insurance as a European ID card is NOT always valid. Any medical expenses or hospital visits will be your responsibilty – you will be charged directly unless you take out an insurance policy that covers medical expenses. It is your own responsibility to obtain the appropriate travel insurance policy. EBS will NOT be able to assist if you have not purchased the right kind of insurance. The correct type of insurance policy is: Education or Business Abroad insurance – regular travel insurance will not be adequate.