The British Embassy has offered some reassurance to expats over the recent healthcare stories saying “it is a priority for the UK’s Department of Health, and for the British Embassy in Madrid, to ensure UK nationals living or working in the EU can continue to access the healthcare they need as the UK leaves the EU.
The Spanish government has already announced that it is planning contingency measures to guarantee healthcare to UK nationals living in Spain starting on the date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU if there is no agreement.”
The country is bringing forward a law giving the Spanish Prime minister the power to guarantee British nationals access to healthcare under the current system in the event of a no deal, providing there’s a reciprocal agreement, based on current access.
For more information on Spain’s Brexit contingency measures, including on healthcare, please see http://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/howtoprepare/Paginas/citizens.aspx
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