Going abroad for treatment
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, how you get access to healthcare when visiting an EU country is likely to change. If you're planning to visit on or after 31 October 2019, you should continue to buy travel insurance so you can get the healthcare treatment you need, just as you would if visiting a non-EU country. If you're using an EHIC issued by the UK, this will still be valid until the UK leaves the EU. There are a number of additional things you should consider if you want or need medical treatment abroad.
Going abroad for medical treatment
What you should know about travelling to Europe for medical treatment
Compare funding routes
Learn more information about the funding routes for getting medical treatment in Europe
The S2 funding route
The S2 route may entitle you to NHS-funded treatment in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland