It is an essential part of your holiday to Benidorm, Spain
that you ensure that you and your family are covered
by suitable travel insurance that meets your needs.
Many people take the risk and travel without any insurance believing that they are covered in the EU for any
medical needs. This simply is not true. You will only receive emergency health care the same as any resident of Spain. Whilst most of this is free, certain items, medication and services may have to be paid for. You will only get free or reduced health care with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for persons resident within the UK (this may change after BREXIT when the EHIC cards may no longer be valid unless an agreement is reached to continue reciprocial arrangments) . The EHIC card is no substitute for travel insurance as it does not offer any assistance for other types of emergencies and offers no cover for repatriation should you be to too ill to travel and unable to fly home as planned.
The EHIC can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the
European Economic Area (EEA). The EHIC entitles the holder to state provided medical treatment the same as a Spanish national. Make sure you have an EHIC card and that it has not expired.
Should you find yourself in need of treatment this is all you will get if you do not have insurance! You will
not receive any assistance financially should you need to remain longer than planned, you will also have to cover
your costs to return to the UK if you miss your departure and pay for additional hotel accommodation. Not all treatment and medicines are free in Benidorm hospitals. You may have to pay for some.
The EHIC card does not cover you financially for any of the other emergencies that travel insurance offers, such as
sudden death, legal costs, lost travel documents, delayed flights, lost baggage, scheduled airline failure or accommodation costs should you be delayed or have to cancel all or part of your Holiday in Spain. Please do not be one of the many visitors who are left out of pocket or stranded because they did not have any holiday travel insurance (use of the EHIC card may change after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019).
Get a quote today and buy online for immediate cover in minutes for Benidorm with Europe travel
insurance. Insurance is available to UK residents.
Always read the small print and check the exclusions and conditions with all travel insurance policies never presume you are covered for all eventualities!
Some sports and risky activities may make claims invalid and those resulting from excess alcohol consumption too!