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Spain Travel Insurance Overview


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Spain is increasingly becoming a popular tourist destination for Canadians. Recent statistics show a 25% increase in the number of Canadians visiting Spain. Canadian tourists in Spain have doubled in the last four years.

Canadians visit Spain for various purposes which include trade, business, education, and tourism. Moreover, Spain has a low rate of violence and crime; in other words, Canadians visiting Spain do not have to worry about terrorism and some other dangers.

However, when visiting Spain, you need to make sure that you have the appropriate Spain travel insurance to protect you and your loved ones throughout your stay in the Schengen area. It is important to read your policy carefully to make sure that you are fully covered or to ensure that you have the adequate coverage you need while in Spain.

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Spain Travel Insurance Details


Basic Information About Spain

Some important information on Spain Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Euro
Official language Spanish
Capital Madrid
Continent Europe
Population Approx. 47 million
Plug type Plug type F
Driving side Right-hand side
Seasons
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

 

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Spain Security Measures for travelers

If you decide to travel to Spain, the government of Canada will not be responsible for your safety. You need to take responsibility for your personal safety while abroad. We care about the safety and security of Canadians and therefore provide timely and credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make the right decision when traveling to Spain or any other country abroad.

Risk Level

Spain – Take normal security precautions

Take normal security precautions in Spain.

Entry / Exit requirements

Spain, just like every other country, decides who passes through its borders (whether for entry or exit). In other words, the Government of Canada will not come in if you do not meet the entry or exit requirement for Spain.

The information on this page was obtained from the Spanish authorities, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The type of passport you use for travel determines your entry requirements. Contact your transportation company to know about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You must hold a passport valid for a minimum of three months beyond the date you intend to leave Spain or any other country in the Schengen area.
  • Official Canadian Passport – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules may vary when you are visiting or traveling to Spain with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport. Contact the closest diplomatic mission for your destination before you leave.

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Spain Healthcare

Private and public-run healthcare services are available in Spain. Just like most other countries in the Schengen area, Spain has standard health care facilities and services. The healthcare cost could also be very high especially for travelers who do not have Spain travel insurance. With appropriate coverage, you can protect your loved ones in the event of a medical emergency, injury or accident.

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Spain Travel Insurance News

Data from the Spanish Statistical Office shows that the number of Canadian tourists traveling to Spain doubled in the last three years since 2018 and reached 500,000 in 2017.

489,000 Canadians visited Spain in 2017; this was a 25% increase from 2016 data. The tourists spent 837 million euros, a 15.6% increase from the previous year. In the hotels of Canadian people, the number of overnight stays also increased by 11.7%.

Canadian tourists are mostly interested in Barcelona, followed by Madrid and then Andalusia. Over 30% of Canadian tourists in Spain are between 55 and 64 years old; this means that they have a higher purchasing power and less dependent on the topsy-turviness of the economic situation.

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Spain Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Spain?

Spain is located within the Schengen area and as a result, Canadian citizens do not require a visa to travel to Spain or any other Schengen country. Also, just like the case of other countries in the Schengen area, visa-free travels apply only to stays in Spain up to 90 days in a 180-day period. The stays are cumulative and would be counted even if you visit other Schengen countries.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

Canadian travelers can buy multiple travel insurance policies from several travel insurance companies if the benefits offered by a single policy do not satisfy them.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

If you are injured or had an accident on your trip to Spain, you will probably need to see a doctor. Luckily for you, most Spain travel insurance covers outpatient services which include doctor visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

Canadian travelers can buy Spain travel insurance just the day before they leave Canada to Spain. This is even made easier with the Goose app. However, most providers provide travel insurance before you leave to cover trip cancellation and other benefits.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The time a travel insurance claim takes depends on the type of claim in question. However, if you provide the necessary documents to your travel insurance company, you should get an outcome within 10-14 business days.

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