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After a UK resident moves to Spain, do they still have the right to access the NHS when they return to visit the UK?

After a UK resident moves to Spain, do they still have the right to access the NHS when they return to visit the UK?

The NHS is a residency-based system so if you now live permanently in Spain you do not have an automatic right to use the NHS when visiting the UK. But, just like a UK citizen using their EHIC or GHIC card in Spain, you would be able to use your Spain-issued EHIC/GHIC card to access the NHS for emergency care.

For more answers to frequently asked questions about Spanish healthcare, click here.

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