Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (829)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

829. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health if an Irish citizen with a European health insurance card, formerly known as an E111 card, will be covered in the UK post Brexit [26559/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Arrangements for Irish residents wishing to use European Health Insurance Cards in the UK before the end of the transition period remain unchanged. The maintenance of European Health Insurance Card rights in respect of the UK after that time is part of the on-going EU-UK Future Relationship negotiations.

It is also important to note that both the Irish and British Governments are committed to maintaining, in so far as possible, the current healthcare arrangements under the Common Travel Area (CTA).  Under the CTA, Irish citizens and British citizens who live in, work in, or visit the other state have the right to access healthcare there. The Government is working to ensure that new arrangements will provide for continued access to the health services, including necessary healthcare while on a temporary stay, between Ireland and the UK, including on the island of Ireland, which patients in both jurisdictions currently access.