According to the statistics, there are over 5 million expatriates living in Spain, about 11% of the overall population. British expats currently account for almost 300,000; with many choosing to retire to the country for its warmer southern European climate.
For those expats looking to travel away from Spain however, whether it be back to their original country or elsewhere; travel insurance should be an essential element of planning their trip.
Finding the right travel insurance product can be an issue, however, as most travel insurers will insist upon customers being a resident of the country their trip begins in to qualify for a policy; meaning expatriates need to purchase a policy from a domestic Spanish insurer.
For those expatriates with pre-existing medical conditions, the issue is complicated further by the fact that the cover available to them is very limited, with most Spanish travel insurers excluding cover to those with existing medical conditions.
Fit 2 Trip travel insurance provides cover to expatriates with pre-existing medical conditions, by allowing them to declare conditions online, giving them the peace of mind that they are fully protected in the event of a medical emergency.
Products are available in both English and Spanish languages and can be purchased by anyone who is a Spanish resident and has is registered with a Spanish doctor.