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Travel Insurance to Spain

Jet off with confidence 

Bienvenido A España!

Spain’s one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. The sun, the sea and the delicious food delights thousands of holidaymakers every year - and you’re set to join them! From gorgeous beaches to history-steeped cities, Spain’s got something for everyone.

Spain is a popular holiday destination of choice for many UK holidaymakers, helped by the growth of low-cost airlines in recent years.

The lure of the sandy beaches and year-round mild climate are usually enough to cement Spain as the front-runner for your holiday each year. With a record-breaking 696 Blue Flag sites, including beaches, marina’s and boats, you’re sure to uncover a beautiful spot to sunbathe pretty much wherever you visit on the coast. 

Spain isn’t just for the sun-worshippers, 18 cities have been declared World Heritage Cities, and with cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia with amazing architecture and museums to visit, you can learn a lot about the history of Spain too. 


Where to visit in Spain?

A whole host of different holidays can be explored in Spain. Whether you want to relax by the coast, take in the bustling cities, or hike and bike across the mountains. We cover 150 sports and activities for free in our travel insurance policies, so you can explore to your hearts content. 

  • Barcelona - Known for its Gaudi inspired architecture and brightly coloured buildings, as well as local markets where you can taste the Catalonian flavours, and not to mention one of the most successful football teams in the world.
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  • Majorca - If island life is for you, then be sure to visit this gem of the Balearics. Pristine beaches await, where the waves can lap against your feet, or you can embark on a scenic mountain drive, unlocking the beauty of villages such as Valldemossa and Port de Sóller.
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  • Tenerife - Mount Teide, which is found on the Canary Island, is Spain’s highest peak, and also the most visited National Park in the country. The golden and volcanic sands which stretch across the beaches welcome crystal clear water. Take a boat out to sea and you’re more than likely to see one of the 21 marine mammal species which swim nearby.
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  • Estepona – Travel in via Spain, or nearby Gibraltar to be welcomed by snug streets and beautiful old style buildings, one of the gems of the Costa del Sol. If you like the bustle of a marina, live fish auctions take place daily, so get a spot in a local bar to witness the fishermen and local business owners in action.
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  • Costa Brava – If it’s golf you’re travelling for, then the Costa Brava is a good place to start. With 7 courses to choose from, including the Stadium, and the Tour courses at the PGA Catalunya course which has been voted as the best golf course in Spain for 2018.
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Do you need travel insurance to visit Spain?

It’s in Europe and not far to travel, but that’s no reason to not purchase travel insurance to cover yourself, and your holiday. Accidents happen unfortunately, and illness have a habit of creeping up when you least expect them, and being in a foreign country can complicate matters for you. 

With Columbus Direct, we have a 24/7 emergency medical assistance number which you can use should you find yourself needing to. 

Do you need an EHIC or GHIC card if you have travel insurance?

Do you Need An EHIC or GHIC Card If You Have Travel Insurance?

It is important to take an European Health Insurance card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance card (GHIC) with you when travelling in Europe, but the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice is that you still need to take out travel insurance.

Your EHIC / GHIC card covers you for emergency medical treatment in state facilities but it won’t provide you with assistance services or repatriation. It also won’t cover costs if you’re treated in a private medical centre.

FREE Airport Lounge Access If Your Flight’s Delayed

If your flight’s delayed, you and up to four fellow travellers can enjoy FREE(1) airport lounge access. Sit back, snack on some complimentary nibbles in comfort while you wait for your flight.

Travel With Confidence With Columbus Direct

With over 30 years of experience, we know what you need from your travel insurance. You can travel with peace of mind, knowing we’re here for you and your family. So get a quote in minutes and make the most of your next trip!


Terms and conditions apply:

(1)The policyholder can register both themselves and up to four travelling companions for Columbus Direct’s Airport Delay services. They will then be eligible to receive free airport lounge access in the event a delay of one or more hours is announced for your flight. View terms and conditions here.