You are treated as if you were in the country in question. In general, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a British national, you can still be insured for an inexpensive or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. (b) to such an agreement, as would be the case if amended in accordance with the proposals, to amend it as a result of a change in law By Great Britain, which the UK government has challenged to the other government, the reciprocal agreement means that British residents receive the same level of treatment at the same cost as those living in the other country. (a) any agreement with the government of a country outside the United Kingdom providing for reciprocity in payments for similar or comparable purposes for the purposes of the legislation to which this section applies, or the range of medical services in those countries may be more limited than in the Nhs. You must ensure that you have valid private travel insurance when travelling ashore. This list does not apply to countries where UK public pensions are revalued on the cost of living. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. Migrants who are sent to the UK from a country with which the UK has a mutual social security agreement (sometimes referred to as a «double convention» or «totalisation agreement») in the UK may not be required to pay NIC in accordance with the terms of the specific agreement. The countries with which the United Kingdom has such agreements are listed above. The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. The agreements do not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK (repatriation) or routine monitoring of existing conditions.
In some countries, private health insurance is a condition of residence for expatriates. This publication is www.gov.uk/government/publications/reciprocal-agreements/reciprocal-agreements This list does not cover countries where British expats can receive health care as part of a mutual agreement. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements. You can contact the International Pension Centre for more information on the situation when you enter such a country. The list of countries with health and social security agreements is different. The agreements do not cover the cost of returning a sick patient from abroad or foreign doctors in order to maintain the treatment of existing diseases. There are agreements with the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and a handful of other nations on reciprocal health care: they must take into account the terms of the corresponding agreement in order to define the rules in force — the corresponding agreement is the agreement between the United Kingdom and the country in which the worker has contributed (although the situation may be more complex in three or more countries). In general, these agreements provide that migrants must pay NIC, unless the agreement with New Zealand refers to the national legislation of the United Kingdom to take into account social security contributions.
The agreements do not cover repatriation costs, such as flights accompanied by a nurse. The EEA agreements will expire on 31 December 2020, when the transitional period under the EU withdrawal agreement will end. The UK government has not yet announced an agreement as of January 2021. The bilateral social security agreement with Chile began on 1 June 2015. This guide has been updated to include Chile in the list of non-EEA countries that have a reciprocity agreement with the United Kingdom.