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EHIC 'extension'
« on: Friday, 18 December, 2020 @ 16:28:59 »
UK tourists who need routine treatment to be covered in EU for 12 months
British government says people entitled to NHS care who need treatment such as dialysis can apply

The government is to cover the cost of EU holiday healthcare for people who require routine hospital treatment such as dialysis and chemotherapy in the event that there is no Brexit deal to replace the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme.

The health minister Edward Argar revealed the plan in a written statement to parliament on Thursday. The arrangements will last for 12 months from 1 January 2021.

It means British citizens who need life-sustaining treatment, equipment and medication can now make travel plans for next year at no extra cost. It is not clear whether it will apply to people undergoing all forms of treatment.