Healthcare and insurance
The UK has ‘reciprocal’ healthcare arrangements with all countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). This means that UK citizens get free or reduced cost medical treatment.
You need to get an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) to get this treatment.
The EEA includes:
- all countries in the European Union (EU)
- Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Outside the EEA, you usually have to pay for any medical treatment, although there are a few exceptions to this. A country-by-country guide to what you can get is on the NHS Choices website.