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Canary Islands Travel Insurance

A Spanish group of islands, The Canary Islands is off the North Western coast of Africa and is well known for its volcanic rugged terrain and its black and white beaches.

The Islands are well known as a very popular destination for UK Residents and has a large population of British Expats on the islands.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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Travel Insurance Premiums for The Canary Islands

Here are some example quotes based on a 35 year old travelling to the Canary Islands (excluding pre existing medical conditions).

Single Trip (One Week) Single Trip (Two Weeks) Annual Multi Trip
£6.88 £10.02 £29.58

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for a trip to the Canary Islands is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority..

Popular Destinations

Gran Canaria

This island has received a UNESCO honour, and its macronesian flora and dense forest makes it the perfect destination to get lost in the wildlife.

It is also a hub for health and wellness, with many believing the climate is the perfect catalyst for recovery.

With over 60km of beaches, it is filled with quaint and gorgeous seaside towns, where you can sunbathe on the sand, or get involved in some watersports !


The most popular island in the Canary Islands, Tenerife, is great for a vibrant and fun filled holiday in the sun.

Visit the Teide National Park and marvel at the beautiful volcano, Mount Teide. The volcano means most of the beaches are filled with lovely black sand and clear waters, perfect for relaxing on, and a great backdrop for a holiday photo.


Drink wine on the beach in Lanzarote.

Famed for its gorgeous wineries rolling brown hills, and volcanic landscape, you can take a camel ride to trot along the terrain, or simply hike along this UNESCO heritage site.

Many come to Lanzarote for the vibrant party scene and sunny beaches, but the island has a lot more to offer !


Bask in 150km of beachfront in Fuerteventura.

Known for its gorgeous cheeses, be sure to sample the local cuisine, full of fresh and local flavours.

With waves up to two metres, Fuerteventura is popular for Windsurfing and other watersports.

Fuerteventura is home to the famous Corralejo Natural Park, which hosts wide expanses of golden sand, seemingly endless, and filled with amazing wildlife.

La Palma

Stargaze on the beach in La Palma.

Grab a prime spot of sand in the morning and stay there till sundown !

Due to the limited pollution on the Canary Islands, you’ll be able to see every star, crystal clear, making it an astrology lover’s paradise.

La Palma trails take you through the lush, green vegetation and stunning waterfalls of Los Tilos Forest, or go the Volcano route, which is highly regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful hikes, and give yourself a view of the whole island.

La Palma also boasts incredible salt pans, where you can see salt being extracted and then buy it locally on the island.

Popular Sports and Activities


Scuba Diving




Jet Skiing


Quad Biking


Travel Risks in The Canary Islands

Crime rates in Spain and the Canary Islands are low, but the most common is theft. This can be by pickpockets or directly from your hotel room. Make sure you keep all of your valuables inside a safe, especially your travel documents and passports.

Beware of thieves using forms of distraction such as asking for directions, and be mindful of your belongings at all times.

Thieves have also been known to pose as police officers as a means to steal your personal documents.

Always ask to see credentials before handing anything over, and only show them your passport after you have checked their credentials.

There is an increased risk of Natural Catastrophe such as earthquakes in The Canary Islands, due to its location and amount of volcanic activity.

Embassy | Consulates

British Consulate in Gran Canaria

Address: Calle Luis Morote 6-3º, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Telephone: +34 928 26 25 08

British Consulate Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Address: Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Telephone: +34 928 26 25 08

Visa Requirements for Canary Islands

Nationals of the European Union do not require a Visa, you are allowed to stay in The Canary Islands for up to 90 days.

EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Your EHIC card will cover you for healthcare in the Canary Islands, make sure you have the correct Travel Insurance before you leave the United Kingdom.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to travel to the Canary Islands, we are able to provide you with a policy.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Living in The Canary Islands

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are living in the Canary Islands.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Already Travelled

World Nomads also offers Travel Insurance if you have already left your home country and you are in the Canary Islands. You can also add Sports and Activities to the policy, as well as High Value Items.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

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Foreign Travel Advice

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