All set for your magical European holiday? Don’t let the worry of finding a decent way to stay online spoil your vacation mood and grab an eSIM bundle from UKTD. You can experience ultra-fast Internet for cheap in just seconds with the best eSIM for Europe travel.

Traveling these days can be a really grueling experience – from getting your bookings in order to just figuring out how you’re going to get from point A to B, there are just too many variables for you to keep track of if you are to have a smooth holiday. 

Fortunately, you can avoid fretting over getting stable and high-speed Internet through an eSIM for Europe, if your smartphone supports it. This also will help you immensely with your other aims. 

Wherever you are, the Internet can help you choose the best solution for your needs or aid you in researching.

However, in a continent as huge and varied as Europe, you don’t have the luxury to stop and research the best mobile plan. You will undoubtedly have your hands full given the sheer size of your destination and the unlimited possibilities it offers.

This is where an eSIM bundle can prove to be a purchase that can really enhance your holiday.

  • What is an eSIM? 

  • Why should you get an eSIM while traveling Europe?

  • How can eSIMs save you money on your European holiday?

  • Why can’t I just use public Wi-Fi?

  • The best eSIM for Europe travel plans

  • Supported devices

  • How to activate your Europe eSIM?

  • Countries coverage

What is an eSIM?

In the most basic terms, an eSIM (embedded SIM) is built into the phone that functions exactly like a normal SIM card. Normally to connect your phone to a mobile network, you had to have a SIM card. Until a few years ago, all SIM cards were physical and came square-shaped which had to be inserted into the tray of your phone.

An eSIM, however, is built-in to your phone which enables you to ‘download’ your cellphone plan without ever having to open up your phone to access the tray or hunt for that SIM card tray ejection tool. 

eSIMs may also be found in a broad variety of consumer items, including mobile phones, wearable electronics, and PCs, amongst others.

They can also be found in connected automobiles, home automation systems, security systems, IoT asset tracking devices, handheld POS (Point of Sale) systems, medical Internet of Things devices, smart meters, and home automation systems, to mention just a few examples.

Ultimately, it allows travelers to use local pre-paid phone numbers while they are abroad as well as switch network plans without ever having to remove and reinsert any SIM card. This can be especially welcoming for travelers who like to travel light as they have one less thing to worry about!

Why get an eSIM for Europe travel?

Grabbing an eSIM simplifies the chore of getting a local phone number while you are in Europe. 

Ever had to deal with paperwork or submitting documents when you pick up a new SIM? An eSIM frees you from all of that and gives you a fast and working solution to go online in just a fraction of the time it would take to set up a traditional SIM card.

You don’t have to look around for a dealer or pore over plan details to see if they would fit your needs nor deal with any potential language barriers. 

All you need to do is scan a QR code and you are set.

Powered by Orange, our eSIM plans will give you stable and high-speed Internet which doesn’t fluctuate regionally. With a flexible pay-as-you-go system, you’ll never run out of data. 

You are only required to pay for what you use, and adding more credit is easy to do. You will experience the same kind of connectivity as you would at home.

  • Instant activation and connectivity

  • High-speed and stable mobile Internet wherever you are in Europe

  • Easy top-up and recharge

How can eSIMs save you money on your European holiday?

For the budget-conscious backpacker, an eSIM means extraordinary savings when it comes to roaming charges. As you may be aware, one can rack up a huge phone bill over their holiday without even making calls or sending messages. 

Almost all modern apps come with great amounts of background data transfers which means you will be billed for data that you never actually meant to use! 

The moment you are off airplane mode and not connected to Wi-Fi, apps will start to consume mobile data. Some apps will even continue to use data unless you turn it off specifically. While unfortunate, this is essential for the modern smartphone experience.

So unless you are extremely careful about your data usage and monitor it closely, you can expect your phone bill to be in the hundreds of dollars without even realizing it.

  • Skip paying roaming charges

  • Use mobile data without worry

Why can’t I just use public Wi-Fi?

While connecting to Wi-Fi wherever you go is a valid option you have to take into account the severe inconvenience and risks it presents. 

First, Wi-Fi depends on the signal strength of the router and unless you plan on being stationary in your room’s corner while you access the Internet, you are going to have to deal with poor signal and all the annoyances that come associated with it. 

While traveling, you are never expected to be at a single location all of the time. Just imagine asking around for the Wi-Fi password at every stop. We seriously doubt that is your idea of a good travel experience.

While these could be distressing, more sinister is the real and present threat of being hacked and having your data/identity compromised. Being on public Wi-Fi means you are opening yourself to getting hacked. 

Technology has made it possible for anyone with moderate computer competence and malicious intent to snoop in on your conversations or intercept your information if you are on their Wi-Fi. This information also includes your credit card and bank details you would be using quite often while you are abroad.

Save yourself from man-in-the-middle attacks, network scanners, and other dangers by using an eSIM plan.

The best eSIM for Europe travel plans

UKTD’s eSIM plans prioritize the convenience of travelers and are fit to solve all their mobile Internet requirements. Without stressing over which plan to choose or whether it will be enough, our plans are suitable for both the casual traveler and hardcore backpacker.

It is also worth highlighting that our eSIM plans for Europe offer ultra-fast speeds of up to 150Mbps and come with near-total coverage of the continent. All our eSIMs for Europe also come with unlimited calls and texts while you are in Europe.


  • 20GB 4G data

  • 120 minutes of international voice calling credit

  • 1,000 international SMS

  • Unlimited voice calls in Europe

  • Unlimited SMS in Europe

  • French phone number

UKTD Holiday Zen eSIM

  • 8GB 4G data

  • 30 minutes of international voice calling credit

  • 200 international SMS

  • Unlimited voice calls in Europe

  • Unlimited SMS in Europe

  • French phone number

List of eSIM-compatible devices

Make sure your device is eSIM-compatible before going out to get an eSIM for Europe. eSIM compatibility is included in almost all recently released mobile devices, including smartwatches and laptops. In the not-too-distant future, eSIMs are going to totally replace conventional SIM cards.

You may use the list that is provided below to determine whether or not your phone is compatible with electronic SIM cards. 

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

  • Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20

  • Samsung Galaxy S20+

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

  • iPhone SE 2 (2020)

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • iPhone XR

  • iPhone SE 3 (2022)

  • iPhone 13 mini

  • iPhone 11 Pro

  • iPhone 12 Mini

  • iPhone XS

  • iPhone 12

  • iPhone XS Max

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • iPhone 13

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • iPhone 12 Pro

  • iPhone 13 Pro

  • iPhone 11

  • iPhone 14

  • iPhone 14 Plus

  • iPhone 14 Pro

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

  • Huawei P40 Pro

  • Huawei P50 Pro

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

  • Huawei P40

  • Google Pixel 3a XL

  • Google Pixel 4a

  • Google Pixel 2 (only from Google Fi )

  • Google Pixel 2 XL

  • Google Pixel 3 (excluding phones purchased in Australia, Taiwan, or Japan. Phones purchased through US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi do not support eSIM)

  • Google Pixel 4

  • Google Pixel 5a

  • Google Pixel 6

  • Google Pixel 3 XL

  • Google Pixel 3a (not phones bought in Japan or with Verizon)

  • Google Pixel 4 XL

  • Google Pixel 5

  • Google Pixel 6 Pro

  • Google Pixel 7

  • Google Pixel 7 Pro

  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

  • Sony Xperia 1 IV

  • Sony Xperia 5 IV

  • Sony Xperia 10 IV

  • Motorola Razr 5G

  • Motorola Razr 2020

  • Motorola Razr 2019

  • Nuu Mobile X5

  • Gemini PDA

  • Rakuten Mini, Big-S, Big

  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

  • Sony Xperia 1 IV

  • Surface Pro X

  • Honor Magic 4 Pro

  • Fairphone 4

For a comprehensive list of devices, please see our post here.

How to activate your Europe eSIM?

You will get an email with a QR code shortly after making a purchase from our online store at In order to redeem your purchase, you will need to use your smartphone to scan the QR code.

You then need to go to the Settings section of your device and choose the option to "use a different network." Following that, you will need to scan the QR code to install and activate your Europe eSIM plan.

Please wait until you are actually in Europe before activating your eSIM.

Countries coverage for Europe eSIM

Andorra, Azores, Aland islands, Austria, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Belgium, Cyprus, Crete, Corfu, The Cyclades, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France mainland, Gibraltar, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Isle of Man, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Rhodes, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Vatican City.

Go ahead, and grab the best eSIM for Europe travel today!