Healthcare in Spain for UK passport holders – the GHIC

Now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, there are two types of healthcare cover available when travelling overseas – the UK GHIC (UK Global Healthcare Insurance Card) or if you have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK EHIC (European Healthcare Insurance Card). For most people, the UK GHIC replaces…

S1 and the Non Lucrative Visa – 2022 update

Good news – the S1 form is accepted for non-lucrative visa applications in the UK. This is a game changer for people who qualify, especially those who may struggle to get private healthcare due to pre-existing conditions On all fronts, the end of the Transition Period for the UK leaving the EU was a turbulent…

New card for UK tourists to access emergency healthcare in Spain – the GHIC

Sunny Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with the British making up the largest proportion of visitors, reaching a peak of over 18 million sunseekers in 2019. Up to the end of 2020, the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) granted UK passport holders access to emergency health care during…

How to access the Spanish public healthcare system as a beneficiary

Has your husband or wife been granted S1 entitlement to public healthcare in Spain? Have you got a few more years to retirement? Or maybe you aren’t working but your spouse has a job or is self-employed … Good news is that you can ‘piggy-back’ access to the state healthcare system as a beneficiary.  Using…