BBC News – Brexit: Will Britons in the EU have to pay for NHS treatment?
We were asked by Doug Young, a British citizen who lives in the Czech Republic, if British citizens who live in the European Union (EU) would have NHS healthcare when visiting the UK, once the European Health Insurance card (EHIC) becomes invalid after Brexit.
The number of UK-born people living in the EU – workers and their dependants, pensioners, students and others – is estimated at 1.3 million.
The EHIC card would no longer be valid if there was a no-deal Brexit.
The short answer to Doug’s question is: some British citizens in the EU would still get free NHS healthcare if this were to happen – and some would not.