European Health Insurance Card scheme (EHIC)

Thank you for contacting me about European health insurance.

I understand your concerns regarding the costs of health insurance. The European Health Insurance Card scheme (EHIC) currently allows UK residents to benefit from free, or reduced cost, healthcare during a temporary stay in the EU. EU rules also enable UK citizens who have moved to the EU but have a UK benefit or draw a UK state pension to receive healthcare cover.

I can assure you that healthcare is a key priority during the negotiations. My colleagues in Government will seek to protect the right of UK nationals and EU citizens to benefit from the EHIC scheme and the wider EU health regulations. This would ensure that EU citizens are still eligible for funded healthcare in the UK and vice versa for UK nationals in the EU.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.