Britons for many years have enjoyed the benefits of the EHIC card which entitles them to free or reduced rates healthcare in other European countries. Some travellers unwisely go on holiday thinking EHIC is a replacement for travel insurance. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. You should always have valid travel cover if you go anywhere outside the UK!
Back to Brexit. March 2019 is looming large and the answer to the question ‘Will my EHIC card still work after Brexit?‘ is that no one still knows!
Yes we are less than one year away now from crashing out of the European Union yet much remains unresolved and no one knows what’s going to happen.
The prospects did not look good back in 2017 that EHIC would still work for Brits but David Davis did indicate (before he stood down) that EHIC should continue and be part of any deal with the EU. However there is talk of Britain crashing out with no deal at all so where does this leave EHIC?
Again no one knows for sure. This in uncharted territory that we are moving into. Brits could end up with the same rights to healthcare in Spain as they would in Thailand – the latter offering cheaper healthcare!
If there are any updates then we will be one of the first to report them.