Will I still have access to healthcare in the UK after Brexit?

December 24, 2020, 4 pm: The information on this page will possibly be updated in accordance with the partnership between the EU and the UK.

A transition period will be in place until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU agreements and rules will continue to apply to the UK. So you will still have access to UK healthcare and be insured for medical expenses in the UK. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will also still be valid. You do not need to pay your medical expenses up front. You can find out here if you have health insurance cover when you are on holiday abroad.

Access to healthcare in the UK after 31 December 2020

After 31 December 2020 the situation may change, depending on the agreements made by the UK and the EU and your personal circumstances.

Bear in mind that the standard health insurance package in the Netherlands includes global coverage. This means that at least some of the medical expenses you incur in the UK will also be covered from 1 January 2021.

Please note: The situation will change on 1 January 2021. You should therefore check your healthcare cover before leaving for the UK.

More information

You will find more information once more is known about the situation after the transition period ends. For more information about your health insurance, you can contact your own health insurer. Or go to the CAK website for information about Dutch health insurance abroad (in Dutch).