Spain health and safety


Medical Services

Spain's health care is widespread, with an extensive network of health centers and hospitals throughout the country.  The aim is to have one located within 15 minutes of any place of residence.  Medical care can even be given at the patient’s residence.


Hospitals offer specialized care and accident and emergency services, while rural areas have local surgeries open on certain days of the week. The Department of State strongly urges Americans to consult with their medical insurance companies prior to traveling abroad to confirm whether their policy applies overseas and if it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation.  In an emergency dial 112.


Spain vaccinations


No vaccinations are required for travel to Spain.


Safety & security


As in any country you should follow some basic security measures.  Avoid empty streets or poorly lit areas.  In the larger cities pick pocketers are rife so avoid taking more money with you than you need to and take care of your possessions when in crowded public places.  When relaxing in public places, keep valuable objects like mobile phones and cameras out of view.  If you need help you can contact the Police on 091.


Spain travel insurance


Don’t leave home without it!  Accidents happen – and they can happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like on the beach in Ibiza or in an alley in Barcelona at 3 am.  Travel insurance can cover you for all sorts of mishaps during your travel, and even before you leave.  Did you know up to 25% of all insurance claims are due to cancellation of travel?

Check out the STA Travel insurance policies and get the one that is right for you.

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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