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Old 10.10.2019, 15:05
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Re: Health insurance visiting UK after Brexit

EHIC covers urgent (not just emergency) treatment needed whilst you're travelling in the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland (and one more I think). It covers you to the same extent as other citizens of the country you're visiting and is intended to cover you if you fall ill or have an accident whilst visiting the country concerned.
What happens post-Brexit? The BBC article covers UK EHIC card holders travelling abroad, not the other way round, that is EU (plus Switzerland in this case) inhabitants visiting the UK.
My 2 cents is that this is one of the 2 million items that no-one in the UK thought about when signing up for Brexit and that there is probably no clear answer (deal or no-deal).
That said, you're going to be largely covered by your Swiss health insurance, which covers you for up to twice the cost of similar treatment in Switzerland. With the costs we have here, you're certainly well covered in the UK. The only problem may be a cash-flow issue, whereby you may have to pay for the treatment and claim it back from your health insurance when you return.
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