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Spain Travel Insurance

A much-loved European destination, famed for its amazing food – we’re talking Paella - among other things!

It is an extremely diverse country, full of places to explore. A hub of culture, a rich history and amazing cuisine, and, thanks to the diversity of the cities and towns within its borders, Spain has something for everyone.

Whether you're a party animal headed to the Balearics; an adrenaline junkie headed for Pamplona; or a culture vulture exploring the depths of Madrid or Barcelona - having travel insurance which covers you should you have an accident, fall ill or lose your personal possessions will help you protect what's important during your trip to Spain.

Why choose Alpha if you’re travelling to Spain?

We are travel insurance specialists, and genuinely believe that our policies can offer policies to suit your needs at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sifting through hundreds of options – our policies all offer the same great levels of cover, all you have to do is choose the excess you would like to pay in the event of a claim (ranging from £0 to £175).

What to do in Spain

With so much to see and do in Spain, we have come up with a few ideas for you to add to your must-do list!

Limite Zero

zip line

Sobrino de Botin

 Seville Cathedral

Advice for travelling to Spain

Entry Requirements

If you are a British citizen you do not need a visa to visit Spain and your passport just needs to be valid for the length of stay.

If you are planning to stay for longer than 3 months, you will need to register in person at the nearest Office for Foreigners, which is generally part of the Town Hall or at Police Stations.


From 1st January 2021 rules around travel to Europe have changed, visit the Government website for up to date information on passports, EHIC, healthcare and more. We’ll update this page with more information as and when the Government release it.

Please Remember!

The EHIC is not a substitute for Travel Insurance. It is to help you receive cheaper and sometimes free health care within Europe.

For more information regarding medical advice before travelling to Spain please click here.

Useful Info:

CurrencyEuro - Click here for the current exchange rate.
Capital CityMadrid
Population Over 46,000,000
Emergency InfoGeneral Emergency: 112

Police: 092

Ambulance: 061

Fire Brigade: 080

Civil Guard: 062

Sea Rescue: 900 202 202
Tipping ProtocolIn restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change as a tip unless there is a group of you in which case 5-10% is more appropriate.

Please be aware that ‘IVA’ on the bill is not included gratuity and is actually VAT.
Drinking Age16 years old.
WeatherForest Fires occur here during the Summer months frequently.

If exploring or driving through woodland areas; Ensure cigarette ends are properly extinguished, do not light BBQ’s or leave bottles behind.

It is a criminal offence to start a forest fire, whether intentional or not.
SeasonsSpring: March until May

Summer: June until August

Autumn: September until November

Winter: December until February
Languages spokenSpanish
PhrasesHello – Hola

Good Morning – Buenos días

How are you? – Cómo estás

How much please – Cuanto, Porfavor

Good night – Buenas noches
Plug Type230V 50Hz
Driving SideRight Hand Side
Local Laws/CustomsAnyone under 18 is classed as a minor.

You must be able to provide photographic ID such as your passport if requested by a police officer.
(This includes the Guardia Civil and national, regional and local police forces.)
They have the right to hold you until your identity is confirmed. Ignoring or challenging a police officer may be viewed as ‘disobedience’ which is a criminal offence.

Some councils have banned the consumption of alcohol in the street and on-the-spot fines may be issued. There are also strict controls on drinking and sexual activity in public places, including beaches.

For more information, please click here
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