European Health Insurance Card after Brexit
If you a planning a trip to Europe next summer, Brexit might be a reality by then or not !! You are probably thinking of taking your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you on your trip.
This card entitles you to State provided medical treatment should you need it when you are visiting most European countries.
As the Government continues with the Brexit negotiations, the future of the European Health Insurance Card is not certain. What happens if there is a NO DEAL ? What happens if we have a second referendum ? These are all questions hanging in the air.
What is going to happen when (if) the United Kingdom leaves the European Union? There is a possibility that during the transitional period up until 21st December 2020, the same rules will apply concerning the European Health Insurance Card. Any agreement between the UK and Europe will need to be agreed by all countries of the European Union. It is unclear as to what will happen after this transition period. The UK Government have asked that the EHIC should remain available for those who are travelling to other European countries.
You should, as mentioned elsewhere in this article, purchase a Travel Insurance Policy as well as taking your EHIC with you on holiday. We can provide cover on a Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker policy that will allow you piece of mind whilst travelling in Europe.
The European Health Insurance Card is not a substitute for Travel Insurance as it does not cover Repatriation back to the United Kingdom or some Pre Existing Medical Conditions.
This card will also not cover you whilst you are taking part in some Sports and Activities.
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