Travelling to Europe with the EHIC after Brexit

If Britain leaves the EU with no deal, the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) may no longer be valid.

The EHIC only ever covered emergency treatment in some EU countries, so European Travel Insurance was always a sensible option – but it’ll be even more important to add holiday cover to your checklist in the event of no deal.

So if you’re travelling to Europe after Brexit, here’s an idea of how much it may cost to get treatment if EHIC is no longer available. We've looked at 14 countries and the average cost of fixing common illnesses and injuries.

Choose a country to find out more

  • Sweden

    Sweden

  • Ireland

    Ireland

  • Germany

    Germany

  • France

    France

  • Spain

    Spain

  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

  • Portugal

    Portugal

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

  • Bulgaria

    Bulgaria

  • Greece

    Greece

  • Italy

    Italy

  • Austria

    Austria

  • Croatia

    Croatia

  • Poland

    Poland

  • X-ray
  • Broken leg including repatriation
  • Food poisoning
  • Stitches for a cut
  • Appendectomy
  • Heart attack/ heart bypass
  • Doctor’s consultation
  • Ambulance call out
  • Repatriation to the UK
  • Painkiller prescription

Pre and Post-Brexit costs...

...in countries where treatment charges could rise

Pre-Brexit

Post-Brexit

Food poisoning

£0 £1,500

Appendectomy

£0 £4,000

Heart attack/bypass

£0 £25,000

Doctor's consultation

£0 £150

Ambulance call out

£0 £300

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