Reciprocal Health Agreement After Brexit

This information relates to a visit to the EU. There are different guidelines for health care, if you are: health cards issued before the weaning date remain valid and are fully effective for maintaining health care in Spain. Further information on the health preparations and documents required to travel to the EU, including the necessary documents for entry or readmission to the UK, is available on GOV.UK. This 2018 Alliance document outlines how current mutual agreements work and the impact of a possible no deal or bad deal for both patients and health care providers. The government told BBC News it was trying to negotiate a deal that would allow short-term visitors, such as tourists and business travellers, to obtain health protection. Individuals should not hesitate to take steps to put in place adequate sustainable rules for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU because of this additional aid, especially since, for some EU countries, the registration period for persons insured in the UK in their home health system is well less than six months. The United Kingdom has reached an agreement with the Swiss Confederation to ensure that the rights of British and Swiss nationals living in Switzerland living in Switzerland and residing in Britain are maintained in a non-agreement scenario after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 October. This means that people insured in the UK who are residing in Switzerland at the time of Brexit will continue to have access to health care via their S1 form, as they currently do. You should make sure your travel insurance covers your health needs. All crises will be most relevant in Member States whose national legislation does not protect policyholders in the UK during the registration period, exposing them to health care gaps and potentially high costs. We want to agree with the Member States that they will accept our payments for health care if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If a Member State accepts these payments, it would mean that those insured in the UK could continue to have access to health care, as is currently the case, beyond the decision to register for the local scheme or to return to the UK within six months of Brexit.

If a Member State does not agree, the UK government will intervene to pay health care costs directly. In order to access this assistance after the UK`s withdrawal from the EU, persons insured in the UK must contact the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS-BSA) to provide them with information provided by the health care provider, so that the BSA can ensure that the health care provider charges directly to the UK government. The UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019, with or without agreement. The UK government is working hard to reach an agreement that covers health agreements, but it is important that people understand what will happen if the UK withdraws without agreement and the support that the government has given to this scenario. The travel rules that the UK has just left are much the same as when the UK was still part of the EU, but could change after 31 December 2020. Learn more about what might change and what you can do if you are concerned. Agreements have already been reached with a number of Member States and the UK Government is working to conclude further agreements before leaving the EU on 31 October. The government is currently holding technical talks with countries, such as Belgium, which have already passed national legislation that will support mutual health care with the UK after Brexit. Unlike the CEV, however, the agreements do not apply to existing conditions.

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