New card for UK tourists to access emergency healthcare in Spain – the GHIC

Sunny Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with the British making up the largest proportion of visitors, reaching a peak of over 18 million sunseekers in 2019. Up to the end of 2020, the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) granted UK passport holders access to emergency health care during…

How to access the Spanish public healthcare system as a beneficiary

Has your husband or wife been granted S1 entitlement to public healthcare in Spain? Have you got a few more years to retirement? Or maybe you aren’t working but your spouse has a job or is self-employed … Good news is that you can ‘piggy-back’ access to the state healthcare system as a beneficiary.  Using…

Healthcare in Spain – what is the Convenio Especial?

One of the key requisites for legal residency in Spain is access to healthcare, either registration on the excellent public healthcare system (via a work contract, self-employment or reciprocal agreement using the S1) or with private health insurance.  However, some people may be in a situation where they’ll struggle to meet the criteria for these…