Here’s what you need to know about travel cover for your stay at Club MAC Alcudia this summer

By | 8 August, 2020 | 0 comments

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We know that some of you are worried about visiting Majorca this year, especially in terms of getting travel cover. So firstly, we want to reassure you that Club MAC Alcudia is up and running and is safe to visit.

There are relatively few cases of COVID-19 in the region, making it currently safer than the UK. And to keep you as safe as possible, we also have excellent COVID-19 measures in place at Club MAC.


How to get travel cover for Majorca in summer 2020 

Firstly, you can still get travel cover for general medical care, even to countries where the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel. We’ve found at least three providers who say they usually do this. These are Campbell Irvine, Travel and General and Battleface. Travel insurers are constantly updating their own policies however, so make sure to read the small print thoroughly before you pay for any cover.

There are also a small but growing number of travel insurers who will now cover any medical expenses if you catch COVID-19 abroad. Others also cover COVID-19-related trip cancellations too. Find a comprehensive list of these providers here.


Using European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) cards 

What about EHIC cards? With Covid-19 and the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, we know many of you are unsure whether EHIC cards are still valid. The great news is that they remain valid up to 31 December 2020. The EHIC covers:

  • Medically necessary treatment you may need during your visit if you’re ill or have an accident.
  • Treatment for long-term (chronic) conditions and existing illnesses, such as kidney (renal) dialysis.
  • Routine maternity care (not only because of illness or accident), as long as you’re not going abroad specifically to give birth.

EHIC cards also entitle UK travellers to the same state-provided healthcare treatment as a Spanish national in the highly unlikely event that you catch COVID-19 during your visit.

However, you can’t use your EHIC card for private medical treatment and it is not a replacement for travel insurance. To find out more about EHIC cards and to apply for one, head here.


The excellent healthcare facilities in Majorca
We are lucky to have very high-quality healthcare facilities in Alcudia. There are two surgeries, both of which are close to us here at Club MAC.

You can use your EHIC card to get treatment at the surgery (Ibsalut) in Alcudia Old Town or at the one in Puerto Alcudia. Both facilities offer a high standard of treatment. The excellent Inca Hospital is also nearby.

There’s a good guide to our local healthcare facilities here.

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