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Last updated: 10th March 2020

Coronavirus, Benidorm and Travel Insurance

Additional measures are in place across Spain to help limit the spread of coronavirus in the country. There are confirmed cases throughout Spain, so care should be taken when travelling in the Alicante region. The Spanish Ministry of Health website is a useful resource for staying up-to-date with local authority advice.

When travelling to Benidorm, visitors will encounter advanced health screening at airports, cruise terminals and land borders. Visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which is a reliable source of travel advice and information for visitors to Benidorm.

Will Coronavirus Affect my Benidorm Travel Insurance?

If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of coronavirus on your Benidorm travel insurance, please visit our coronavirus guidance page. The page is updated regularly to reflect the changing circumstances and answers several frequently asked questions.

What is Coronavirus, Also Known as COVID-19?

Originating from Wuhan City, China late in 2019, COVID-19 is a virus which affects the respiratory system. It presents with flu-like symptoms including coughing, sneezing, fever and breathing difficulties. Visit the World Health Organisation website for more detailed information about symptoms, travel advice and updates on the spread of the virus.

How To Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

There are several hygiene steps that you can take to minimise your risk of catching coronavirus;

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds a time throughout the day, using hot, soapy water.
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitiser to clean your hands after being out in public.
  • Dispose of used tissues straight away and cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell with symptoms consistent with coronavirus.
  • Call NHS 111 immediately if you display COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow government advice and updates on the progress of the virus,

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