Cover your healthcare abroad

Whatever your reasons for going abroad, you may be entitled to medical care at reduced cost or sometimes free. Your entitlement will vary based on whether you're going to the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, or elsewhere in the world.

The agreement reached between the UK and the EU means that from 1 January 2021 the majority of reciprocal healthcare arrangements with EU countries will continue and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will continue to be valid. These arrangements do not apply to the non-EU countries of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein – although needs arising treatment is available in Norway to UK citizens using their passport. Please visit the Preparing Wales website for information.

Travel Health

Last Updated: 01/04/2017 09:00:00
The information on this page has been adapted by NHS Wales from original content supplied by NHS UK NHS website