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.
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 £150 to nothing at all!).
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!
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.
We always suggest that you carry your EHIC with you. The EHIC replaced the old E-111 forms from back in the day.
They are part of an agreement with all EU countries that if you produce it whilst accessing public medical treatment, the treatment will be cheaper or in some cases, free.
If you use your EHIC, we will always waive the medical excess imposed on your policy in the event of a medical claim.
If you don’t have one, can’t find it or it’s expired, click here and apply for a new one. The application takes minutes and it arrives in a few days.
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.
|Currency||Euro - Click here for the current exchange rate.|
|Emergency Info||General Emergency: 112
Fire Brigade: 080
Civil Guard: 062
Sea Rescue: 900 202 202
|Tipping Protocol||In 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 Age||16 years old.|
|Weather||Forest 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.
|Seasons||Spring: March until May
Summer: June until August
Autumn: September until November
Winter: December until February
|Phrases||Hello – Hola
Good Morning – Buenos días
How are you? – Cómo estás
How much please – Cuanto, Porfavor
Good night – Buenas noches
|Plug Type||230V 50Hz|
|Driving Side||Right Hand Side|
|Local Laws/Customs||Anyone 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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