The European Economic Area includes the 28 EU member states and the EFTA member states Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
The EFTA member state Switzerland is not a part of The European Economic Area.
These 31 countries are a part of The European Economic Area:
- Great Britain and Northern Ireland *
- The Netherlands
* The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland left the European Union on January 31. 2020. All health care rights will remain throughout a transition period, preliminarily until December 31. 2020. Throughout this transition period, The United Kingdom will be treated as if the country remains a member of the EU/EEA.
Switzerland is also a part of the co-ordination of social security within Europe.