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European Union Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement

Everyone living in the EU is urged to reflect on their own health needs and circumstances and to consider the measures they need to take to ensure continuity of healthcare. The Government has developed detailed advice for each country, which can be found here: www.gov.uk/uk-nationals-living-eu The United Kingdom has concluded an agreement with the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, principality of Liechtenstein and Kingdom of Norway) to guarantee the rights of British nationals residing in these countries and that nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway residing in the United Kingdom, until 1 November, after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 October 2019. This means that UK policyholders in these countries at the time of the UK`s withdrawal after 31 October with their S1 form have access to medical care, as they do now. Yes, the emergency measures taken by the Spanish government guarantee your health care during temporary stays, provided that the competent British authorities grant mutual treatment to Spanish citizens. The United Kingdom has concluded mutual health insurance agreements with certain third countries, including Australia and New Zealand, among which visitors can receive urgent care at a reduced cost or free of charge. Their rights are guaranteed by the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU, defined by UK law. b) European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – the UK funds “needs-based” healthcare when UK residents temporarily travel to the EU (for tourism, study or work). You`ll find some basic tips on healthcare and hospitals on the islands on the GOV. Website of the United Kingdom and the official tourism website of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Access to healthcare in Spain will remain the same after the day of withdrawal, regardless of the Brexit scenario.

This is due to the fact that the UK and Spain have taken steps to ensure that people living in each country continue to have access to healthcare, as they currently do using their S1 forms. UK EHIC holders in Spain and those who have planned treatment in Spain using an S2 form can continue to access healthcare in the same way if they are staying in Spain until at least 31 December 2020. The UK Government is now trying to cooperate closely with Spain to agree on how this will work in practice. The Spanish government`s guidelines on access to Spanish healthcare and Brexit are available here: www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/Paginas/index.aspx After the UK leaves the EU, some people might choose to return the UK. UK nationals residing in the EU whose healthcare is currently funded by the UK have access to free NHS care when they travel temporarily to England, Scotland and Wales. . . .