Ambassador: focus is on future health deal

Healthcare in France after Brexit is one of the principal worries of Britons contacting the UK embassy, Ambassador Lord Llewellyn has said.

The embassy confirms that in the case of no-deal, France would maintain British state pensioners’ healthcare rights for at least two years.

Both countries are “very focussed” on making arrangements for after that, and there has been contact between health ministries about a possible bilateral deal, added Lord Llewellyn.

He told Connexion that any such deal would be specific to Britons in France before Brexit and separate to any arrangements that may be negotiated for future arrivals or visitors. For example, the UK is keen the EHIC system should continue.

If there is a deal, British pensioners would be protected in perpetuity, unless they go away for more than five years.

Lord Llewellyn said: “In a no-deal, the French would ...

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