EHIC European Health Insurance Card Update
Recently the UK Government announced that EU nationals and their family members who are resident in the UK at the end of the transition period (and therefore covered by the Withdrawal Agreement) are eligible for a UK-issued EHIC, provided the UK is responsible for their healthcare. This right will remain in place after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 and is not limited to the expiry period of their current EHIC.
Further details regarding the scope, application process and level of cover are expected to be announced by the UK Government in due course.
Additionally, under the Common Travel Area (CTA) and regardless of whether you hold an EHIC card or not, Irish and British citizens who live in, work in, or visit the other state will continue to have the right to access healthcare there. This covers emergency, routine and planned access to health services.