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Travel Insurance for Spain

For decades, Spain has been one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers. Whether you're heading for cosmopolitan Barcelona, the party island of Ibiza, or perhaps the beautiful history-drenched Basque region, it's important to take out travel insurance before you set off.

When booking travel insurance to Spain, you'll be protected against the unexpected. Nobody ever wants anything to go wrong on holiday, but unfortunately these things do happen from time to time. With Holiday Extras, you can make sure you have the best travel insurance policy suited for your personal needs with a choice of flexible cover levels that can protect you against loss of baggage in transit, repatriation, cancellations, declared medical conditions and unforeseen, emergency medical expenses.


Compare types of cover

With Holiday Extras travel insurance you can choose between either a single trip policy or an annual policy. From here, you can then decide how much cover you require for your holiday to Spain; with the choice of three flexible levels of cover, you can personally tailor your travel insurance policy to suit your needs:

Do I need travel insurance for Spain?

Other than insuring your luggage in the event of theft or loss, or insuring your journey against delays or cancellations, the majority of holidaymakers take out holiday insurance largely for the medical cover.

Some of the most common injuries Brits suffer from abroad are:

  • Ear infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Broken bones

Medical treatment abroad also stems from declared pre-existing medical conditions such as:

  • Respiratory conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic conditions
  • Heart conditions
  • Stroke conditions

While most medical staff in urban health centres will speak English, you might have to pay an interpreter's fee who can charge from €9 per hour. In addition to this, the cost of a hospital room is Spain is approximately €200. For further information about Spanish health care please visit the website of the online bank TransferWise.

Travel Insurance Spain

For more information on sports insurance and the activities covered as standard with our travel insurance policies, visit the water sports insurance page.


Travelling in Spain

Driving in Spain

As well as the usual documentation required for driving a vehicle in most foreign lands (being aged 18 years and older, having a full valid driving license, proof of insurance, proof of ID, proof of ownership) there are a few extra requirements for driving in Spain that you may not have been aware of:

Important travel tips to remember

Passports and visas: British citizens do not need a visa to enter Spain. This applies for stays of up to 90 days. You must have your passport with you to travel.

What to pack: Spain has a varied climate, from the continental temperatures inland to hot and dry conditions in the south-east. Research the area you're intending to travel to and plan accordingly.

Spain: at a glance

  • How long is the flight to Spain from UK? The average direct flight time is 2 hours 30 minutes
  • How many hours ahead is Spain? Spain is 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT)
  • What is the main language spoken in Spain? The national and most popular language is Spanish (Castillian), as well as Catalan, Galician and Basque
  • What is the currency in Spain? Euro (€)
  • What is the emergency number in Spain? Europe's emergency number is '112'
  • What is the main religion in Spain? Catholicism is the largest religion in Spain

Places to visit in Spain

  • Pick a coastline: Spain offers the Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, and the Costa del Sol for sand and sunshine.
  • Take out our winter sports insurance and go skiing in the beautiful Sierra Nevada.
  • Do some island hopping: Spain's largest Balearic Islands are Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza, and the Canary Islands include Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria
  • Soak up Spanish passion and excitement at a summer festival like Primavera.
  • For a more traditional experience, visit Andalusia. The southernmost area of Spain contains some of the most popular tourist attractions and Renaissance architecture.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register