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Health insurance for Calpe in January

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 Pete Wimbush 15 Oct 2020

We usually go to Calpe in January. We’ve been doing it for a while now. I was just aware that next January we won’t be entitled to free health care (no EHIC card) unless a deal is reached on this before then. I’ve had a quick look at health insurance and they all exclude anything Covid related. Has anyone got any recommendations or advice?Is it possible to get local health insurance over there? 

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 Cobra_Head 13:03 Thu
In reply to Pete Wimbush:

We didn't go because, if there are advice from the government, then we weren't insured, so when we said, "well can we claim on the insurance for not going" they told us, "well you can go, the government aren't stopping you going, just advising you not to. If they advise you not to, our insurance doesn't cover you!"

So catch 22, no insurance, but not stopped from going, so no refunds.

There are some specialist insurances out there, but "normal" climbing insurance doesn't cover you, and it's not just for covid, if the advice is not to go and you do, you're not insured for anything.

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In reply to Pete Wimbush:

Try Staysure.  Wife got 15 months for about £110. Includes travel against fco advice, for anything except the reason for the advice, ie Covid. May not include climbing. Max trip 35 days as over 70.

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 Mark Eddy 17:43 Thu
In reply to Pete Wimbush:

If you can bring the trip forward so that you arrive before the end of Dec, the EHIC card will still be valid for the remainder of your visit.

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In reply to Cobra_Head:Thanks for the advice.

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In reply to Trythallj: is that John? Think we may have climbed together a year or two back. I’ll have a look at Staysure.

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In reply to Mark Eddy:

Is that right? That’s worth knowing. Thanks for passing it on

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 Mark Eddy 18:44 Thu
In reply to Pete Wimbush:

Yes, it's on the gov website

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In reply to Mark Eddy: thanks. I’ve just looked!

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In reply to Pete Wimbush:

It is indeed. Hope to see you out there! Off for the winter on Saturday, d.v.

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In reply to Trythallj: maybe see you out there then

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 jimtitt 11:21 Fri
In reply to Trythallj:

> Try Staysure.  Wife got 15 months for about £110. Includes travel against fco advice, for anything except the reason for the advice, ie Covid. May not include climbing. Max trip 35 days as over 70.


You can get health insurance in Spain for 7 quid a month????????

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In reply to jimtitt:

> You can get health insurance in Spain for 7 quid a month????????


How ?

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In reply to Mark Eddy:

I'm so glad I chanced on this thread. Just looking for travel insurance for our trip for winter and didnt event occur to me that it wouldnt cover us post Dec! 

Can anyone recommend good travel insurance that will cover 3 months trip. The obvious BMC which is what I usual go for is double the price of snow card....anyone got recent experience with snow card?

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In reply to jimtitt:

To Jim and Steve. No! This is not health insurance, this is travel insurance. Covers medical costs not covered by ehic, repatriation, plus usual other stuff, for UK residents for trips up to 50 days (35 over age 70) for max 183 days a year. 

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 jimtitt 12:00 Mon
In reply to Trythallj:

Well the OP only mentioned "health" four times including the title........ 

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In reply to jimtitt:

Sorry, Jim, I did not read Pete's op carefully enough. I assumed he is looking for insurance for medical emergencies for a climbing trip, rather than healthcare insurance. Perhaps he will clarify. 

Also the ehic point is interesting. We got the insurance for her trip now, but need to look at the t&c's to see the position for tripsnext year. Will post again if I can add anything.

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In reply to jimtitt:

Staysure t&cs seem to just say you have to take advantage of any reciprocal health agreements, so presumably if there aren't any that isn't a problem. Will phone to check, but not now, as on the ferry. 

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