Travel Insurance for Spain

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Join the 18.13 million visitors who travel to Spain every year – Britain’s favourite holiday destination offers stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re planning a holiday to Spain, you will always want to have Travel Insurance organised before you depart. Whether you’re visiting for the glorious sunshine, lazy day siestas or soaking up the historic sites, Spain offers experiences you don’t want to miss.

Spain is a diverse country, with the culture, food, and even the language changing depending on where you find yourself. For peace of mind, you’ll want to be protected against many common travel problems. Just Travel Cover can offer you cover against medical treatment including treatment for a pre-existing medical condition, accidents, lost baggage, and theft while you’re away on your Spanish getaway. We aim to provide specialist cover for those over the age of 65 and with pre-existing medical conditions by comparing policies and prices on your behalf, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

 

Things to consider before your Spanish departure

Whether it is your first time visiting Spain, or you’re a frequent guest, we have created a list of travel tips to help you make the most of your Spanish fiesta.

The love for siestas is real

One of the oldest Spanish traditions is a Siesta. Every afternoon from 2 pm, many people take this time to unwind and nap during their workday. However, some shops and restaurants stay open.

Late-night living

Spanish nightlife tends to be much later than in the UK, food is not rushed and the Spanish take this opportunity to socialise and enjoy time with their loved ones. Dinner doesn’t usually start until about 9 pm and a relaxed meal out can last until midnight. As a result of siestas, late nights are part of Spanish culture.

Spaniards don’t just speak Spanish

While Castillian Spanish is the official language of Spain, there are ten major Spanish dialects within the country. In popular areas like Barcelona or Costa Brava, you will hear Catalan. If you’re a first time visitor or planning to learn the language, it can take you by surprise and make understanding Spanish a little more difficult. We recommend learning Castillan Spanish phrases, as many understand the language.

Take a look at our 13 must-know phrases for your next visit to Spain to further your knowledge.

Try the regional food

Many travellers are familiar with Spain’s most famous dishes, like paella, chorizo, or Iberico ham, but with such diversity in their regional/local dishes, there is something new to try wherever you visit. Travel to the peaks of the Pyrenees for a taste of Chilindron (Spanish Stew) or venture to Aragon, one of Spain’s lesser-known regions, to indulge in Cordero Asado (lamb roast).

Go Island hopping

Deciding between one of the four main Balearic Islands is hard, so why not visit them all? Local island ferries, as well as ferries from the Spanish mainland, make it incredibly easy to hop from island to island. Valencia, Barcelona and Denia are the three major ports visitors can leave from although, those who would rather travel by air can take flights from any part of Europe to Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.

Do I need travel insurance for Spain?

While Spain is a very popular holiday destination amongst the British public and one many are familiar with, unfortunately, unexpected or expensive problems can occur. For example, Travel Insurance can cover you against illness, accidents, lost baggage and theft of belongings. You’ll also have cancellation cover from the day your policy starts, meaning you can make a claim if you need to cancel your trip for an insured reason. Compare prices and choose a policy that meets your needs. Travel Insurance means you can relax knowing help is there when you need it most.

What should be included in my Travel Insurance for Spain?

Before you travel to Spain, you should buy a travel insurance policy that provides cover for your specific travel and health needs. 

    From 1st January 2021, healthcare arrangements for UK travellers visiting EU countries changed. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) is a replacement to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it can be used by UK residents when they are on holiday in any EU country for State-provided emergency healthcare. It is available until your EHIC expires. EHIC and GHIC do not offer cover for everything, for example, repatriation and airlift rescues aren’t included. So you should buy travel insurance with medical cover to ensure comprehensive protection too.

    What should be included in my Travel Insurance for Spain?

    Before you travel to Spain, you should buy a travel insurance policy that provides cover for your specific travel and health needs. 

      From 1st January 2021, healthcare arrangements for UK travellers visiting EU countries changed. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) is a replacement to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it can be used by UK residents when they are on holiday in any EU country for State-provided emergency healthcare. It is available until your EHIC expires. EHIC and GHIC do not offer cover for everything, for example, repatriation and airlift rescues aren’t included. So you should buy travel insurance with medical cover to ensure comprehensive protection too.

      Are the popular activities in Spain covered in my Travel Insurance Policy?

      Our policies are designed to cover leisure holidays, they all cover more than 60 sports and activities as standard – this is referred to as “activity pack A” and includes activities you may do in and around your hotel like water polo, archery, swimming and tennis. Activity pack A also includes banana boating and snorkelling, so should you be planning to partake in these, you’re still covered.

      If you’re planning on anything more adventurous such as Kayaking, Jet Skiing or even Hot Air ballooning, you’ll need to choose activity pack B. When getting a quote you will see a list of what is included under each pack before you get a price.

      What destinations are classed as ‘Spain’ for travel insurance?

      Just Travel Cover specialises in providing travel insurance for the Over 65s and offers cover for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions. Whether you’ve decided on a city break to Barcelona or a relaxing beachside holiday in Majorca, we aim to provide bespoke, tailored travel insurance for each individual. Enjoy the sun without worry. The following destinations are classified as Spain for travel insurance: 

      The Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera

      The Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria.

      What destinations are classed as ‘Spain’ for travel insurance?

      Just Travel Cover specialises in providing travel insurance for the Over 65s and offers cover for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions. Whether you’ve decided on a city break to Barcelona or a relaxing beachside holiday in Majorca, we aim to provide bespoke, tailored travel insurance for each individual. Enjoy the sun without worry. The following destinations are classified as Spain for travel insurance: 

      The Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera

      The Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria.

      When should my Travel Insurance for Spain start?

      Organising your Travel Insurance should be something you do as soon as you’ve booked your holiday in case an incident occurs where you may have to cancel your booking before departure. cancellation cover starts immediately on single trip policies, but for AMT policies it’s the day the policy starts.

      Cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

      • Emergency medical, hospital and medical expenses up to £15m
      • Repatriation (the cost of getting you home)
      • Emergency dental care
      • Accommodation expenses
      • 24 hour medical assistance line

       

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      Click here to download the Policy Wording and Insurance Product Information document for all insurers. In the event you are unable to find a suitable product from our panel of multiple providers, you can find contact details of some additional Insurers who specialise in travel insurance for people with serious medical conditions here, or call 0370 950 1790 for more information.

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