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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.