With Brexit negotiations continuing. Hundreds of questions are being raised.
Travel industry experts have raised concerns regarding a number of issues such as visa controls and open sky agreements. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has been vocal in his concerns that planes could even be grounded if an agreement is not made. However another aspect to cause concern is the continuation of the EHIC card, which provides free emergency care to people in the EU and affects 27 million Britons.
Could Britons be left stranded abroad without urgent health care?
The Lords EU committee report in March stated: “In the absence of an agreement on future relations that covers this topic, the rights to reciprocal healthcare currently enjoyed by 27 million UK citizens, thanks to the EHIC, will cease after Brexit.”
Yet there is another way in which the UK could be included, by looking at countries outside of the EU which are still allowed to reap the benefits.