Britons Face Travel Insurance Gap In EU With No-Deal Brexit

Law360, London (August 19, 2019, 1:40 PM BST) -- Millions of British travelers to Europe will face higher medical bills if the U.K. crashes out of the bloc without a deal on Oct. 31, an insurance lobby said Monday.

If the U.K. leaves the European Union without a transitional arrangement, the free European health insurance card — which entitles travelers to state-provided medical treatment if they fall ill or are injured — will not be valid for British citizens. As a result they will be expected to pay for their hospital treatment abroad, meaning that U.K. nationals traveling to the EU will need to take out travel insurance or risk...

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