The Department of Health and Social Care has updated its advice for UK travellers about the continuity of reciprocal healthcare in the EU, should we exit without a deal.
The department says that all UK nationals planning to reside in, travel to, work or study in the EU or European Free Trade Area (EFTA) states (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) are strongly advised to check the latest country-specific guidance on GOV.UK and NHS.UK about healthcare arrangements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
The department also states that it has been working closely with EU member and EFTA states to protect existing healthcare arrangements for these and other groups. However, it is not possible for the UK government to guarantee access unilaterally to healthcare abroad.
It also emphasises the importance of buying travel insurance for travel to both EU and non-EU destinations.