Travel insurance will be a must after 31 March 2009 for travel between Jersey and the UK.
Anyone living in the UK and visiting Jersey, or living in Jersey and visiting the UK after 31 March 2009, needs to be aware that from 1 April 2009 the reciprocal health agreement that has been in place between the two countries since the 1970s will no longer apply.
This reciprocal health agreement has meant that holiday makers, visitors and business people have been eligible for free health care in both countries. However, from 1 April 2009 all visitors must make sure they have adequate travel insurance to cover any health treatments that may be necessary.
In the event of an accident, free treatment will only be available in Accident and Emergency – any subsequent operations or ongoing health treatments must be paid for.
For more information visit the Jersey Government website
The UK government has yet to publish anything about this – watch this space for more information!