A BRITISH CITIZEN
In accordance with the withdrawal agreement, as of the 1 February 2020, British citizens without dual nationality are no longer eligible to vote or stand in local and European elections held in France.
British non-residents traveling to France after December 31, 2020 will no longer benefit from the facilities linked to the coordination of European social security systems. Their European health insurance card will no longer be recognized after their expiry.
You are concerned if you are a British citizen wishing to travel to France; if you want to know if you will be able to benefit from medically necessary healthcare during your trip to France; if you want to know if you will be able to benefit from planned health care in a specialized establishment in France.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In the event of a tourist stay in France started before December 31, 2020, you must use the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC or EHIC) "Brexit" or "Citizens' Rights" (issued since November 17, 2020) until the end of your stay. In the event of need for immediate care in France, this card makes it possible to limit the advance of health costs.
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the provisions of which have been applicable since January 1, 2021, provides for provisions similar to the existing provisions within the framework of the European regulations for the coordination of healthcare coverage. Any EHIC issued by the UK remains valid in France until the card expires. This applies to stays starting after the end of the transition period on January 1, 2021.
Since January 11, 2021, the Global Health Insurance Card has replaced the European Health Insurance Card (“EHIC”) issued by the United Kingdom in the event of a new request or its renewal.
The treatment requested, subject to authorization from your British fund, or started before January 1, 2021, can be carried out in France until the end of the treatment.
You must seek and obtain prior authorization from your UK health insurance fund. If it accepts your request, it will give you an S2 form that you must present to the French authorities. In the absence of agreement, the cost of this treatment is your responsibility.
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the provisions of which have been applicable since January 1, 2021, provides for the possibility of benefiting from scheduled care subject to prior authorisation. This applies to requests made after January 1, 2021.
If you continue to work and live in France after 31 December 2020, you will be able to use your EHIC during temporary stays in the UK subsequent to this date. Make sure you download the Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC) from your personal account beforehand. This document, which is issued for a shorter period, certifies that you are covered by the withdrawal agreement and you will be asked for it in addition to, or instead of, your EHIC.