Healthcare in Spain after Brexit

The UK and Spain have each taken steps to ensure that people living in each country can continue to access healthcare as they do now until at least 31 December 2020. This means that if you are currently living in Spain and the UK currently pays for your healthcare, for example you are an S1 form holder, your healthcare access will remain the same after 31 October 2019 until at least 31 December 2020.

UK-issued European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) holders in Spain, such as tourists, students and some workers, will also be able to continue to access healthcare in the same way until at least 31 December 2020.

If you’re an S1 form holder, you are currently entitled to a UK-issued EHIC for use when you’re travelling outside of Spain. This may not be accepted in all EU countries if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance.

Spanish legislation guarantees the right to healthcare for all workers registered in the Spanish social security system, even if there’s a no-deal Brexit. If you’re working in Spain, you may have a Spanish-issued EHIC. This will continue to be accepted in other EU countries and the UK.

Make sure you:

• have registered for residency in Spain
• are properly registered for healthcare

You can find out more information about the healthcare agreement with Spain from the Spanish government website.

This guide will be updated when there’s more information about healthcare when travelling to and living in Spain after Brexit.