This guidance explains how the cost of providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can be reclaimed from the visitor’s country of residence. It also explains what primary care staff can do to support hospitals in recovering costs from these visitors.
Updated to reflect the UK-Switzerland Convention on Social Security Coordination coming into effect. From 1 November 2021, eligible visitors from Switzerland will have access to NHS healthcare using an EHIC, Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC), S1 form or S2 form.
Updated with information on access to healthcare for EU citizens now the Brexit transition period has ended. It reflects the terms of the UK–EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement on reciprocal healthcare arrangements.
Updated with information on the healthcare entitlement of overseas visitors from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland following Brexit.