10 important things expats need to know
If you are thinking of relocating to France to live or work, then you are not alone: in 2019 there were more than 150.000 British expats and 50.000 Americans living in France. From big cities like Paris to idyllic rural regions like Provence, the country has plenty to offer.
Do you need it?
Public healthcare in France is recognised internationally as one of the best in the world, with 3 doctors per 1,000 people and life expectancy rates of up to 82 years. The difference in quality of care between public and private is also minimal, so why should an expat take out private health insurance in France?
Ensuring the safety of expats living in France
If you have a medical condition or allergies, it's important to have peace of mind that you will get the right treatment and quickly when needed, should the unexpected happen while living abroad.
The European Health insurance card
On 1 June 2004, the European Health Insurance Card will come into circulation. The aim of the card is to simplify procedures for accessing the healthcare system in another Member State.