Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Norway

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Norway.Sign up for email alertsThis information is about living in Norway. Theres different guidance if youre visiting Norway.If youve been living in Norway since before 1 January 2021, your rights to access healthcare in Norway will stay the same for as long as you remain resident.This guidance explains what you need to do in Norway depending on your circumstances.Anyone registered as a resident in Norway has a right to access the Norwegian state healthcare system.State healthcare in Norway is not completely free. Healthcare costs are covered by both the state…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Portugal

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Portugal.Sign up for email alerts.This information is about living in Portugal. Theres different guidance about visiting Portugal.You need to be registered as a resident in Portugal to access state healthcare.State healthcare in Portugal is not completely free. Healthcare costs are covered by the state, and patients pay standard user fees, known as taxas moderadoras.UK nationals usually access the Portuguese healthcare system in one of these ways: registering to use the Portuguese national health service as a resident using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Poland

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Poland.Sign up for email alerts.Poland has an insurance-based healthcare system. If youre not insured, you may be charged for using state healthcare services.UK nationals usually access the Polish healthcare system in one of these ways: paying insurance contributions to the Polish state health system state through their employer paying voluntary insurance contributions to the Polish state health system directly taking out private health insurance using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays registering an UK-issued S1 form with the Polish state…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Austria

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Austria.Sign up for email alerts.Austria has a state health insurance fund (sterreichische Gesundheitskasse) that you pay into each month to access state healthcare.You may still have to pay on top of this to use some parts of the healthcare system.UK nationals usually access the Austrian healthcare system in one of these ways: paying for state health insurance through your employer paying for state health insurance directly using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays registering a UK-issued S1 form with the…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU

This information is about visiting the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Theres different guidance for healthcare if youre:When you travel to an EU country you should have either: a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) travel insurance with healthcare coverAn EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.Each healthcare system is different, and in some countries youll need to pay to have treatment.Apply for a GHICIf you apply for a card now, youll get the new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) instead of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).They are…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting Spain

When you travel to Spain you should have either: a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) travel insurance with appropriate healthcare coverAn EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)An EHIC or GHIC covers state healthcare, not private treatment.With an EHIC or GHIC you can get medically necessary treatment in Spain on the same basis as a Spanish citizen. This means that youll get healthcare services for free or at a reduced cost.An EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance it does not cover everything,…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU

This information is about visiting the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Theres different guidance for healthcare if youre:When you travel to an EU country you should have either: a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) travel insurance with healthcare coverAn EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.Each healthcare system is different, and in some countries youll need to pay to have treatment.Visiting Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland from 1 January 2021You can use a UK passport to get medically necessary healthcare in Norway.For most people, UK-issued EHICs are not valid…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU

This information is about visiting the EU. Theres different guidance for healthcare if youre:At the moment, when you travel to an EU country you should have both: a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) travel insurance with healthcare coverAn EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.Each healthcare system is different, and in some countries youll need to pay to have treatment.Visiting the EU from 1 January 2021For most UK nationals, EHICs may not be valid from 1 January 2021.Make sure you take out travel insurance with medical cover for your trip.You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU

This information is about visiting the EU. Theres different guidance for healthcare if youre:At the moment, when you travel to an EU country you should have both:a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) travel insurance with healthcare coverAn EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.Each healthcare system is different, and in some countries youll need to pay to have treatment.Visiting the EU from 1 January 2021For most UK nationals, EHICs may not be valid from 1 January 2021.Make sure you take out travel insurance with medical cover for your trip.You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment and…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals visiting Spain

For most UK nationals, EHICs may not be valid from 1 January 2021.Make sure you take out travel insurance with medical cover for your trip.You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment and could be charged for your healthcare if you do not get health cover with your travel insurance.Visits to Spain that start in 2020 and end in 2021If youre visiting Spain over the Christmas and New Year period, your UK EHIC entitlements will continue until you leave Spain to either:return to the UK visit another EU countryUsing an EHIC from 1 January 2021Some people can get a new UK-issued EHIC which will remain valid…

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