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Discussion in 'Spain' started by mytravelphotoblog, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. mytravelphotoblog

    mytravelphotoblog New Member

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    Hi

    I am looking at driving to Spain from UK. I can get one months insurance from here. Once in Spain, what do I need to do to insure the van there?

    I am planning on staying for 6 months and travelling around. So wont have a fixed address, but this could be arranged.

    Thanks in advance
    Martin
     
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    You shouldn't have to get a special insurance for a few months. In theory, with most insurances within the EU, it is only on renewal, with an address in another country, that you should have to get a local insurance.
    Is it specified in writing in your contract? Maybe you can get quotes for other UK insurances for more than 1 month abroad...
     
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    Thank you for your reply, my insurance in the UK will only give me a maximum travel in europe of 30 days. I have not found any company to cover 6 months, last time I converted my van to a camper and insured with a specialist company and could travel for up to 240 days, but I don't have the time to convert my van and do the paperwork.
    I have a friends address I can use and wanted confirming this can be done with a UK vehicle in Spain?
     
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    Browsing a bit on the Internet, I found some information on car insurance covering more than 30 days abroad (EU countries):

    Aviva: European cover - 180 days per year as standard, up to 90 days per trip
    Budget: car insurance policies provides EU cover for up to 60 days - normally can be extended by calling the company.
    Endsleigh: includes cover in EU for up to 90 days.
    John Lewis: long term cover (up to 90 days in a policy year), and offer extended cover automatically. They also offer options for long term European breakdown cover.
    Saga Car Insurance: Unlimited ? Be careful here as they sometime offer a different policy badged Saga Select via a broker panel. If this is the case check carefully the European cover being provided as it may differ from the standard offer.

    I also found another list here.

    In theory many of the car insurance provider offer extensions that can cover you for longer periods (several months).
     
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