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Access to healthcare

With the ratification of the withdrawal agreement, the transition period guarantees that nothing will change for individuals and businesses in 2020 in order to give everyone the time to prepare for the implementation of the withdrawal agreement and the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom, which still remains to be negotiated.

The end of the transition period will have implications for EU and British citizens and economic players established in the EU and the UK, regardless of whether an agreement is reached on the future relationship. The shape of the future relationship with the United Kingdom still remains uncertain at the present time.


You are concerned 1) if you are a British citizen who wishes to travel to France; 2) if you wish to know if you can benefit from medically necessary healthcare when you travel to France; 3) if you wish to know if you can benefit from planned medical treatment in a specialised establishment in France.

If you did not find the answers to your questions on this page, you can contact us at the following address: Brexit@sante.gouv.fr


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Frequently

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  • I am insured under the British health insurance system and I would like to go on holiday to France after the withdrawal date. Will I be able to receive healthcare in the event of a problem, and under which conditions ?
  • During the transition period (withdrawal agreement), you are entitled to receive healthcare provided you are carrying the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or, failing that, the Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC). The EHIC and the PRC remain valid during the transition period and cover you for any medical care you may need during your stay. Under the withdrawal agreement, the conditions remain the same and entitle you to treatment on the same terms as a patient covered by the French social security system, with the cost of treatment met by your health insurance coverage. If you do not have an EHIC or PRC, you will need to advance the medical expenses in France, but you will be able to obtain the reimbursement of these costs from your health insurance fund in the United Kingdom.


  • I am insured under the British health insurance system and my doctor recommends that the necessary care for my illness be provided in a specialised hospital in France. Will this be possible from the date of withdrawal and under which conditions ?
  • During the transition period (withdrawal agreement), this will still be possible, and under the same conditions as at present. Planned medical treatment can be provided within the European area at the financial expense of your healthcare insurer. Depending on the nature of the treatment, this may require prior approval by your health insurance fund in the United Kingdom. If the planned medical treatment is approved, your fund will issue you with a S2 form to certify that the treatment in question is covered. There is no refund possible in case of refusal.