Are EHIC cards still valid in Spain?

Updated page to reflect that European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will continue to be accepted in Spain from 1 January 2021.

Is Spanish EHIC valid in UK?

Students and people with a registered S1 in Spain can now apply for a new UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that will remain valid from 1 January 2021.

Is Spanish healthcare free for tourists?

If you are a national of one of the EU countries on a short trip in Spain, you will be able to use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when accessing state medical care in Spain. You will be able to access medical care for free, or at a very low price.

Can I still use my EHIC card in Spain after Brexit?

Yes, you can still use a UK-issued EHIC after Brexit. So if you already have an EHIC and you’re going on a temporary visit to an EU country – perhaps for a holiday, to study or for work – you can use it to access state healthcare until it expires. The expiry date is on the front of the card, on the bottom right.

Will I still get free healthcare in Spain after Brexit?

Therefore, British expatriates who have been residing in Spain since before 31 December 2020 will continue to have the right to access to medical assistance, as confirmed in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.

Can I renew my EHIC card at the post office?

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), formerly known as the E111, was available from the Post Office. However, the Post Office no longer provide the check and send service in their branches or via the website.

How long can a UK citizen stay in Spain after Brexit?

90 days
British citizens can stay in Spain for 90 days in any 180 day period with a valid UK passport. This process may change in 2022, as the EU will be launching their ETIAS system, which will require a biometric passport, and other personal information involving your past.

Can British live in Spain after Brexit?

Can I still move to Spain now that the Brexit transition period has ended? Yes, you can still apply for residency in Spain like other non-EU nationals. There may be preferential rules introduced for UK nationals.

Why do I need an EHIC card in Spain?

This is because reciprocal healthcare between the UK and the EU is continuing post-Brexit, which means that your EHIC card (or new GHIC card) will allow you to access the public healthcare systems in Spain free of charge. Find out more from Martyn Standing of the British Embassy in Madrid below:

Where can I take my EHIC in Spain?

In public healthcare facilities, you have the right to insist your EHIC is accepted. You do not have to provide travel insurance details unless you choose to do so. You can take your prescription to any pharmacy (farmacia) in Spain. They can be identified by a green cross.There are prescription charges in Spain.

What is the Spanish equivalent of a health insurance card (EHIC)?

If you are resident in Spain, have a Spanish social security number and you are actively paying your contributions into the Spanish Social Security system, you should apply for the Spanish equivalent of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which is the Tarjeta Sanitario Europea (TSE).

What is an EHIC card?

The EHIC or “Health Card” enables holders to access medical resources when travelling outside of their EU country of residence…