Canary Islands travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for the Canary Islands, there are a few things to consider:

What’s covered with travel insurance to Canary Islands?

Our Canaries travel insurance covers over over 50 sports and activities. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit!

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to the Canary Islands.

Official language Spanish
CapitalsSanta Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
PopulationApprox. 2.1m
Plug typePlug types C & F
Driving sideRight-hand side
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for the Canary Islands?

No – if you’re a British citizen travelling to the Canary Islands with a valid passport then you can stay visa-free for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.

What travel insurance do I need for the Canary Islands?

Travel insurance for the Canary Islands is covered under our European annual multi-trip policies. You could also choose a single trip policy, for a one-off Canary Islands holiday. Being classed as Europe means Canaries travel insurance isn’t as expensive as worldwide travel.

Planning a family trip to the Canary Islands? Cover everyone under one policy with our family holiday insurance.

Which islands are included in Canary Islands travel insurance?

The islands that make up the Canary Islands are Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. Our insurance will cover you to travel to any of these.

Healthcare in the Canary Islands

British citizens should have their free EHIC or GHIC, which can be used in the Canaries. These cards cover emergency treatments at public healthcare centres or hospitals on your trip. However, it’s important to still have travel insurance to be able to cover the costs of any unexpected costs the EHIC/GHIC might not cover, including repatriation costs.

If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you’re fully covered.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in the Canary Islands

If something happens while you’re away and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.

European Heatwave FAQs

Can I get a refund if I cancel due to a heatwave?

This is up to your holiday provider, who you should contact directly. You may only be eligible for a refund if there is official advice not to travel.

Is it safe to travel to Europe during a heatwave?

The FCDO doesn’t currently advise against travelling to Europe, but you should check their latest advice before you travel. As long as you plan for the weather and remain hydrated, it is safe to travel.

Does travel insurance cover heatwaves?

Unless the FCDO advises against travel to your destination, you cannot claim for choosing to cancel your trip. We can only consider claims for cancellation if you are declared unfit to travel by your doctor due to the risk of travelling to a country experiencing a heatwave. All claims would be reviewed on a case by case basis.


*Discount excludes any premium generated to cover medical conditions or optional extras & is automatically applied. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount tiers of 5% for premiums between £0-49, 10% for £50-249, & 20% for £250+ apply. Offer ends at 23:59 on 02/09/24. T&Cs apply.

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