Meanwhile, a Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “As part of its published approach to the negotiations, the UK has indicated it is open to working with the EU to establish arrangements that provide healthcare cover for tourists, short-term business visitors and service providers.”
The current healthcare advice for UK nationals visiting the EU states: “You can use an EHIC until the end of 2020.
“If you’re visiting an EU country on 31 December 2020, you can continue to use your EHIC until the end of your visit to that country.”
However, it adds: “An EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.”