WREXHAM residents visiting the Channel Islands must ensure they have adequate travel insurance after new rules came into force last week.
The recommendation comes from the Department of Health as the healthcare arrangements for UK visitors to the Islands have changed.
The agreement, which allowed UK travellers to get a limited number of medical treatments in the Channel Islands free of charge, ended on March 31.
Anyone travelling to the islands, which include Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, will now be required to pay for medical treatment if they become ill or injured, so should therefore take out adequate insurance before travelling.
Visitors from the Channel Islands to the UK will also be liable for charges for medical treatment when visiting the UK, so they should also have health insurance cover.
Anyone with any questions relating to the end of the reciprocal health agreement with the Channel Islands and information on charges can phone the Department of Health customer service centre on 0207 210 4850 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.