Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

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Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby allgram » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:33 am

Hi , my wife and I both have "TARJETA SANITARIA INDIVIDUAL" cards for use in Spain , we wish to visit the Canary Isles and are wondering if these cards are valid there? If not can anyone recommend a health insurance company.
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Re: Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby gerryh » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:50 am

Interesting question.
I hope they are valid for use in the Canary Isles as the Canary Isles are part of Spain.
We will be visioning Teneriffe in September.
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Re: Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:24 pm

Mine says "Junta de Andalucia". Nothing about the rest of Spain.....which of course is far from being one country, more a collection of autonomous regions. Tenerife would seem to present problems using an EHIC, which covers other EC countries, and I am unsure if the Canaries (or Gibraltar for that matter) are members?
All will be clearer of course after Brexit when nobody will be covered for anything, even the travel to Hell in a handcart!
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Re: Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby gerryh » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:42 pm

So does mine on the front but on the back it says "..del resto del Sistema Nacional de Salud.
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Re: Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby elusive » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:01 pm

Remember it been talked about by cab spain. Sure they said the card covers the whole country.

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Re: Spanish health card in Canary Isles.

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:03 pm

Just shows that I have never turned the beggar over! Perhaps my registering in Murcia will be a little easier....?
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