Britons once had access to EU healthcare automatically, which is no longer the case post-Brexit.
Now, according to Mr Nye, they will need private healthcare, which is “a prerequisite when applying for residency in many EU countries”.
He added access to national healthcare systems depends on the country.
Mr Nye said: “In Portugal, you can access state healthcare on the same basis as a Portuguese citizen once a resident, even if you are not working.
“In Spain, however, you must pay into the social security system, either through employment, private insurance or voluntary contributions, before you can use the state system.”
Pensioners on a UK scheme can secure theirs after filling out an S1 form, which, if accepted, will compel the Government to pay their EU healthcare for them.
Published at Sat, 04 Dec 2021 09:00:00 +0000