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Travelling outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

The UK has reciprocal healthcare agreements with the non-EEA countries and territories listed on the following weblink:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/countryguide/NonEEAcountries/Pages/Non-EEAcountries.aspx

 

If you're visiting any of these countries and need urgent or immediate medical treatment, it will be provided at a reduced cost or, in some cases, free.

The agreements do not cover the cost of returning you to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of pre-existing conditions.

The range of medical services in these countries may be more restricted than under the NHS. You should ensure you have a valid private travel insurance policy when travelling to any country.

You'll be treated as if you were a resident of the country in question. Generally, these agreements cover UK nationals living in the UK. If you're not a UK national, you may still be covered for some reduced cost or free treatment if you ordinarily live in the UK. 

Please note:  If you're planning to live or work in one of the reciprocal agreement countries, the information in the link above  may not apply.

 

 
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