I am a British national living in the Netherlands. Will I still have access to Dutch healthcare after Brexit?

In most cases, you will still have access to Dutch healthcare. Sometimes you need to take action. More information about this will follow shortly.

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If you are already living in the Netherlands on or before 31 December 2020

If you are already living in the Netherlands before the end of the transition period 

Nothing will change for you. As a British national living in the Netherlands, you will still have access to Dutch healthcare and the same conditions will apply. 

If you come to live in the Netherlands since 2021

It is not yet known what requirements you will have to meet to get access to Dutch healthcare. That will depend on the agreements made by the EU and the UK on their future relationship. 

The advice applies: take out health insurance with a Dutch health insurance provider yourself. You must do this within 4 months of arriving in the Netherlands. 

Situations in which you always qualify for healthcare

In some cases you always qualify for healthcare in the Netherlands. For example, if you live in the Netherlands and receive a UK pension, you fall under the Dutch Health Insurance Act and Chronic Care Act (WLZ). You must still take out a health insurance policy yourself.