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Do you need travel insurance for Tenerife?

On 25th October 2020, the FCDO released an update to make the Canary Islands exempt from the advice against all non-essential international travel.

Tenerife travel insurance covers you to travel to Tenerife. This type of insurance covers you for medical emergencies, which is vital to prevent unexpected medical bills and give you the support you need if you have any medical problems while you’re away.

Tenerife, known as  ‘Isla de la Eterna Primavera‘ (‘Island of Eternal Spring’) is a popular destination for Britons. With plenty of sunshine and wonderful wines, it’s no surprise that so many travel to the island every year.

So, whether you’re venturing to Tenerife to whale watch or enjoy a hike through the Masca Valley, you’ll want the correct level of protection in place for peace of mind.

To make sure you make the most of your trip, take out comprehensive travel insurance.

AllClear policies provide cover for up to £15 million for emergency medical expenses, including enhanced Covid-19 cover.

What does Tenerife travel insurance cover include?

We offer many different policies each with different levels of cover. Run a quote today to find the best one for you.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Planning and protecting your holiday abroad

Things to know before you go:
  • Remember to check the latest travel advice from the FCDO for your destination. You will have no cover if you choose to travel against FCDO advice, unless that advice relates specifically to Covid-19 (check our Covid FAQs  for more details)
  • Check any entry requirements and quarantine requirements for your chosen destination
  • Choose a Travel Insurance policy that includes Covid-19 Cover
  • For information on how Covid might affect your trip, visit our dedicated FAQs page

Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Travel Insurance for Tenerife

Do you need travel insurance for Tenerife?

Travel insurance for Tenerife is essential. For those with pre-existing medical conditions, travel insurance is vital as medical emergencies can lead to complications and if you don’t have the right level of cover in place, it could leave you and your loved ones out of pocket. 

Does the EHIC card cover Tenerife?

EHIC will enable you to have access to the same quality of state-provided healthcare on the same terms as if you are resident in Spain.  However, this will not cover everything – so you will need travel insurance in addition to your EHIC card. 

Does my travel insurance cover Spain?

Tenerife travel insurance covers you to travel to Tenerife. If you wish to buy travel insurance for Spain you can call us for free on 0800 077 777 or start a quote online.

Where can I get travel insurance for Tenerife?

You can call us for free on 0800 077 777 or start a quote online.

Top Tips for Travelling to Tenerife

Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice

Due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, it’s important to check the FCO travel advice for Spain and the Canary islands before you plan to travel.

Face coverings are mandatory in Tenerife

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is now mandatory for everyone over the age of six to wear a mask. This includes any outdoor spaces and in any closed place, or that is open to the public. This is mandatory and is in addition to the 1.5-meter social distancing measure.

Emergency Number

Call 112 for all emergencies and the operator will put you through to the police, fire brigade or ambulance service.

Should you wish to contact the Canary Islands Health Service to get more information about 24-hour clinics and chemists in your area you can call 012.


As in mainland Spain, the currency in Tenerife is the euro.


The main language of Tenerife is Spanish (Castilian), but the dialect of Canarian people differs from the Spanish on mainland Spain and is more like the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean and South American countries.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.