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Visiting Spain soon, or there already? Don’t know your rights due to the new foreign office advisory and quarantine rules? Watch this video

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Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert has put together some information for those visiting Spain soon, or there already so they know their rights due to the new foreign office advisory and quarantine rules:

Read more here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/07/travelers-advised-against-non-essential-trips-to-mainland-spain-/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vf-HJ7qxv8

 
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Thanks for this - added to my post

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33pm

Hi Alex, we are travelling through France to Torrevieja on 2 August and we have our own house in La Siesta. We are non resident and coming for maybe 3 months. Haven’t been able to get back since November for different reasons,mainly the virus.Obviously need to check property. Does anyone know where we stand. Coming back in car as we need transport. Thanks in advance. Mike. 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:31pm

Mickb230153 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33pm:

Hi Alex, we are travelling through France to Torrevieja on 2 August and we have our own house in La Siesta. We are non resident and coming for maybe 3 months. Haven’t been able to get back since November for different reasons,mainly the virus.Obviously need to check property. Does anyone know w...

...here we stand. Coming back in car as we need transport. Thanks in advance. Mike. 

As of yesterday, on return to the UK you will have to self quarantine for 14 days. Whether this will have changed by the time you return to UK later this year, remains to be seen. 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:08pm

Alicante Holiday Villas wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:31pm:

As of yesterday, on return to the UK you will have to self quarantine for 14 days. Whether this will have changed by the time you return to UK later this year, remains to be seen. 

Is this essential travel. Owning property in Spain am l still classed as a holidaymaker. I think my holiday insurance is not valid????

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Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:22pm

Mickb230153 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:08pm:

Is this essential travel. Owning property in Spain am l still classed as a holidaymaker. I think my holiday insurance is not valid????

As you are not a Spanish resident, you will be classed as a holidaymaker.  You will need to check your travel insurance policy, but as a rule, Covid will not now be covered.

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Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:21pm

I have the Barclays travel pack (monthly fee)....they have confirmed today that we’re covered, in pretty much every eventuality....including corona

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Anyone travelling should ensure their European Health Insurance Card is up to date.  Up until December 31st this year This card will provide free  cover for emergency medical treatment whilst within the EU. 

If does not provide all the security of an Independent travel Insurance Policy but, at present , is some measure of protection in case of need of Medical  assistance from EU State Hospitals and Clinics.

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Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2020 2:16pm

Mickb230153 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33pm:

Hi Alex, we are travelling through France to Torrevieja on 2 August and we have our own house in La Siesta. We are non resident and coming for maybe 3 months. Haven’t been able to get back since November for different reasons,mainly the virus.Obviously need to check property. Does anyone know w...

...here we stand. Coming back in car as we need transport. Thanks in advance. Mike. 

We too intend to arrive by ferry but next Monday 10th and stay for 3 months.

Two points to note:

If the FCO advise against all but essential travel then your travel insurance will be invalid. Check the ‘What is not covered’ section for example:
-Travel to a Country, area or event where the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, or the World Health Organisation (WHO), or similar governing body have advised against all, or all but essential travel-

So at least for 2020 as someone else has posted make sure you’ve got an up to date EHIC card

However, even though your travel insurance will be void the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has stated that non-essential travel is “a personal decision and circumstances differ from person to person”

Remember the situation can change very rapidly so keep Yourself up to date

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