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As Ireland has a common travel area with the UK- which I think also applies to rights of residence, I doubt much will change her, either way.

This also applies to rights to medical treatment in public hospitals where the presumption is you are entitled to (relatively) free treatment if you live here.

Is there any change in rights to public healthcare for British citizens in Sweden?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 01:14:59 PM EST
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All inhabitants in Sweden with legal residency or EU/EES residency staying less then three months has right to healthcare in Sweden (subject to small user fees). Inhabitants without legal residency and age under 18 is also in this cathegory.

In addition inhabitants without legal residency has a right to care that "can not wait" (exactly how this term should be interpreted is somewhat of a mine field).

Tourists from countries without a bilateral treaty - and Sweden does right now not have one with the UK - gets care but pays the same rate as the counties charge each other (based on real costs, so probably much cheaper then say the US).

British citizens already here should fall within the first cathegory unless they don't meet the criterias or fail to register before the deadline, then they enter the second if they stay. Will be interesting to see if the far right rolls out the usual lines about illegal immigrants. British citizens coming as tourists next year is in the third cathegory.

I have pointed out - both last fall and this fall as Brexit has loomed - to the hospital heads to make sure the hospitals HR department makes a check-up on all affected employees. People can be brilliant in their profession and still forget to hand in forms.

by fjallstrom on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 at 02:44:15 PM EST
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