Europeans dwelling within the UK to get new EHICs – however cowl for many Brits stays unsure
The EHIC is free and gives you access to free or discounted medical care in all EU countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. EHICs have remained valid during the Brexit transition period, which ends on 31 December 2020, but their future is less certain after this date, and depends upon the outcome of talks between the UK and EU.
However, certain agreements have already been made which mean various groups of people WILL definitely continue to have EHIC cover – including EU citizens who live in the UK, and UK state pensioners who live in the EU – at the end of the transition period.
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