Essential Information for Campmates Abroad
Prior to holidaying in Spain we recommend you ensure you have adequote holiday insurance, check your passport(s) are up-to-date and apply for your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).
Travel insurance will provide you with a financial safety net in case you fall ill or have an accident, and it will also cover you in case you lose your belongings or have them stolen.
A good travel insurance policy for Spain should cover the following:
- Medical expenses, up to a limit of around £5m
- Bringing you back to the UK (repatriation). This might be necessary if you suffer a leg injury, for example, and are unable to come home on a normal passenger plane
- The cancellation or curtailment of your holiday
- Delay and missed departures - in case a situation beyond your control (such as extreme weather) means you can’t get to the airport on time
- Travel abandonment. This is where you give up trying to reach your destination because your journey becomes impossible to complete
- Lost and stolen baggage
- The loss or theft of your passport. Even if this isn’t a standard part of your policy, it may be worth adding as an extra because obtaining a new passport while outside the UK can be costly and difficult
- Personal liability. This protects you in case something you do injures a third party, causes the loss of their possessions or destroys something that belongs to them
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. This applies to the whole of Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera).
EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)
If you're visiting Spain, you should get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn't a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it will cover you for any necessary treatment you receive at a public healthcare centre or hospital during your trip