Particular case : United Kingdom

Using your European Health Insurance Card in the UK

On 1 January 2021, the UK left the EU's single market and customs union, and with it all EU policies.

To minimise any disruption, the EU and the UK have signed a 'Trade and Cooperation Agreement' which governs their future relationship, now that the UK is a third country.

The agreement contains a number of social security coordination measures aimed at protecting the rights of EU citizens temporarily staying in the UK.

For example, a Luxembourg insured person can continue to use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in the UK from 1 January 2021 for medically necessary treatment during their temporary stay.

Important: For treatments in the United Kingdom, any treatment that is not urgent (e.g. visual aids, dental crowns, dentures, simple consultations with no diagnosis etc.) will not be reimbursed.

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