The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended and supplemented by the Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 included some regulatory arrangements that allowed for the recognition of EASA approvals and licences for a period of two years from the 31 December 2020 when the UK left the EU.
During the UK ‘recognition’ period, pilots with valid EU licences were eligible to apply for a UK medical certificate (as part of a licence conversion process) without the need for an initial medical.
This application route closed at midnight on 31 December 2022 and is no longer available
UK medical certification from 01 January 2023
Licence holders will need a UK PART-FCL licence and UK PART-MED medical certificate to fly G-registered aircraft.
EU licences and EU medical certificates are no longer recognised for UK licences.
Pilots will need to gain a UK medical certificate before they can obtain a UK Part-FCL licence. For more information, please see requirements for certification.
From 1 January 2023 EU AME, EU OHMP and EU AeMC approval certificates will not be valid for undertaking UK PART MED medical examinations / assessments. Separate approval must be granted by the UK CAA to perform UK medicals.
Please note that there are equivalent provisions for ATCO licence holders with Class 3 medical certificates.