What will be the impact of Brexit if I go to the U.K. for a short stay, can I still benefit from local health services with a European Health Insurance card?

Until 31 October 2019

The current situation is maintained. A local treatment is possible if you are in possession of a European Health Insurance Card.

From 1 November 2019

(unless negotiations are extended)

If the withdrawal agreement is ratified:

  1. Until the 13th of December 2020 (or longer if the transition period is extended) : the current situation is maintained.
  1. Following this: The situation will depend on the future agreements between the EU and the United Kingdom regarding future relations. The European institutions and the Belgian authorities wish to maintain a close relationship with the UK in the future.

In the case of a no-deal:

The United Kingdom will leave the EU from 1 November 2019 and EU law will then cease to apply. Your situation will depend on British authorities. The European Institutions and the Belgian authorities are fully involved in defending your interests.


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