It follows the ABI issuing advice in January 

British holidaymakers will lose out on their access to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in the vent of a no-deal Brexit, it was confirmed today.

The card currently provides free or cut-price medical care in all 28 EU member states.

But Brits travelling to Europe could now incur problems with travel insurance, healthcare and mobile roaming rights.

This is according to the Express newspaper.


Today the European Commission published a series of warnings for tourists planning to travel to Europe should Britain exit without a deal occur on April 12.

It said: “If you intend to travel between the UK and the EU in the event of a “no deal”.

“As a UK national you will not be able to access healthcare in an EU Member State.

“EU citizens will no longer be able to access healthcare in the UK with their EHIC.”

The document advised holidaymakers to check with their health insurer if they are travelling if emergency medical expenses within the EU are reimbursed.

The EHIC is a free card which allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment in another member state either for free or at a reduced cost.

It recommended taking out private travel insurance.

It also included warnings about border checks, passenger rights, validity of tickets, driving licences, pets and roaming.

It follows the ABI issuing advice for a no-deal Brexit in January. It said that even if the EHIC system is replaced that travel insurance will work in the same way.

It urged customers to check with their insurer and carry the relevant paperwork with them.