Canary Islands travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Canary Islands travel insurance

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

  • The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything hazardous, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports travel insurance
  • How much medical cover you have – no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
  • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice from the FCDO

Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

Useful bits

Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

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:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

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.

Currency Euro
Official language  Spanish
Continent Europe
Capitals Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Population Approx. 2.1m
Plug type Plug types C & F
Driving side Right-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

Laws Local 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.

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.