Who qualifies for a European Health Insurance Card after Brexit from 2021
As of the time of writing it was understood that any holder of an existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can use it when travelling to Europe, until its expiry date.
New EHIC cards will only be issued to people who qualify.
Who qualifies for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) :
- an EU, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein citizen living in the UK by 31 December 2020
- a UK State Pensioner or receiving some other exportable benefits, and you have a registered S1 form or E121
- a frontier worker (someone who works in one state and lives in another) by 31 December 2020, for as long as you continue to be a frontier worker in the host state, and you’re eligible for an S1 form or E106
- a worker posted to work in another EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland by your UK employer, where the country has agreed to let the posting continue
- an eligible family member or dependant of one of the above
- a UK student studying in the EU by 31 December 2020
The EHIC card is free of charge for people who qualify.
Some companies provide a service to help you to apply and they charge to help you apply. They are unnecessary and not required to use.
Applicants need to provide:
- full name
- date of birth
- National Insurance or NHS number (England and Wales)
- CHI number (Scotland)
- Health and Care number (Northern Ireland)