What no Ehic will mean for British home owners in France

Ehics are commonly used by British people travelling to France

British residents with second homes in France may have to look to private health insurance options if the UK and EU do not reach an agreement on the bloc’s health card.

With less than six months until the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK and the EU have not finalised any agreement on the UK’s continued involvement in the bloc’s European Healthcare Insurance Card (Ehic) scheme, or an equivalent arrangement.

Both sides have in principle stated their interest in continuing mutual arrangements for travellers’ healthcare, to be negotiated as part of the ongoing ‘future relationship’ talks. However no progress is reported on this area.

Failing an EU/UK agreement on this British residents coming to France from January 1 would not have healthcare rights.

This means it looks increasingly likely that British citizens with a second home in France will need to look for other forms of health insurance. 

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