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  1. montyhiker

    Travel Insurance

    Currently looking at getting Travel Insurance for my Camino starting April 23, 2024 until ? (Probably around beginning of June). I’m young, at 59, and have a pre-existing illness (although I don’t think that’s covered anyway). Any thoughts? Experiences? Opinions? Gracias.
  2. M

    Best travel insurance

    Aloha, we will be doing the French way in September. I am 66 and my partner is 58. We were wondering if there is an insurance company that is recommended for pilgrims.
  3. t2andreo

    ETIAS will not be operational until 2025

    I came across this in my morning reading. It has general import to all traveling to any EU / Schengen country in future. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/no-etias-wont-become-operational-in-2024-eu-sources-say/ Hope this helps, Tom
  4. L

    National passport in card form

    When renewing my Irish passport recently I requested the card version in addition to the booklet version. The passport card would obviously be much more convenient to carry on Camino, being smaller, lighter, easier to conceal and water (sweat) proof. It is of equal diplomatic value and our...
  5. asl

    Weighing Travel Insurance Options

    Currently reviewing travel insurance options and have noted feedback regarding Allianz in particular, as they are one of the companies. Curious if anyone has had experience with AXA? Impressed to see that they provide assistance to replace lost identity documents as well as assistance in the...
  6. D

    New travel requirement - US (and other countries) to Europe, 2024

    Just a note to my fellow residents of Los Estados Unidos. If nothing changes before January, beginning at that point, the European Union will require US citizens to obtain a general "visa" to countries in the European Union prior to boarding the plane to Europe. It's supposed to be an easy...
  7. Brent Macdonald

    Long term visa for Europe?

    Hello everyone - I’ve committed myself to walking the full via francingena in sept 2024 Canterbury to Santa Marie di Leuca I think i can walk it between 100-120 days I believe I need to get a visa for stays over 90 days as a Canadian and need to get it stamped when I first enter a Schengen...
  8. Willdtrout

    Visa for Americans for more than 90 days?

    The Camiño bug has bitten me hard and I suspect I’ll be back this winter. Last round I ran out of time on my 90 day Schengen and had to quit when you all wisely told me I was foolish to consider an overstay. I’m thinking of going bigger this year and worry about the 90 days being enough. Any...
  9. hokiebobwise

    Help! Current Entry Requirements for US Citizen

    Good afternoon, I am packed (6.7lbs not including food/water) and ready to leave the US for Madrid on July 2nd. I've been monitoring the conditions for entry to Spain and there were two items that are, to me, unclear and I am hoping someone whose traveled to Madrid, or other Spanish airports...
  10. M

    Question regarding travel insurance and pre-existing conditions USA

    This is a USA based travel insurance question. I went to buy travel insurance for my upcoming Camino and ran into some issues. I did not realize that I should have purchased travel insurance before purchasing my airfare due to a pre-existing condition. Because I did not purchase insurance...
  11. peregrina2000

    Don’t forget your driver’s license!

    I just heard from a friend that she got to Santiago and wanted to rent a car to go out to Muxia and Finisterre. But she couldn’t do it because she didn’t have her driver’s license with her. Luckily, someone else in her group had brought one and was able to rent the car. No need to bring that...
  12. 1

    Visa requirements for Australians?

    Hello fellow Australians. Travelling to France on Aussie passport, is it still current NO VISA required as exempt travelling in the Schengen area please
  13. JamesGeier

    Alternative to Allianz travel insurance

    I have used Allianz for my international travel trips (Thailand, France, Spain) for the past 12 years. In my recent trip to Thailand, I had a relatively small incident that required 5 stitches in my forehead. Total cost was low (about $400 US), and I provided all hospital receipts. Now Allianz...
  14. SushiNinja

    Overstayed 90 days? From UK?

    I'm English and I'm thinking about overstaying my 90 day limit by 2 or 3 days, flying out of Santiago...(this is so I can squeeze in a stint as a volunteer hospitalero). Anyone have experience of this? What happened? Wrist-slap? Fine? Not allowed to go back ever? TIA, Cole
  15. N

    medical travel insurance for Canadians?

    any suggestions for Canadians? I have found that medical health insurance is very expensive this year to travel. I am 78 years old and no conditions and healthy, for 45 days they want over 600.00+
  16. DTCamino

    Issues entering Spain?

    I have a friend traveling to Madrid as the entry point for them doing the Camino next month and they read the entry requirements which require proof of finances for € 90 daily and if using a credit card for that proof a bank statement or the credit card statement. My friend is staying 3 weeks...
  17. NerdGjerd

    Trip Travel Medical Insurance Reviews - if you ever had a claim

    If you have ever had to file a claim for Travel/Trip Insurance or International Medical Insurance (Or any other Camino related insurance) during your Camino or other international travels, can you please reply with the company name and how the claim process went? I have found many threads...
  18. geraldkelly

    New Schengen Area travel requirements from 2023

    Interesting article on the Euronews website about the new visa system which will come online in 2023 for non-EU citizens visiting a Schengen Area country.
  19. Dani7

    Travel health insurance for canadian

    Hi everyone. Travel insurance has evolved since 2020. I’m wondering where to start looking for the best most comprehensive travel insurance policy I can get that will cover all medical care needs including covid related illness (as covid is still around). Thanks to all who respond. There is way...
  20. A

    Air Europe lost my luggage

    Hello friends, I am posting this in case this has happened to anyone else on the way to the Camino. I am using a luggage service for my Camino, and my flight to Spain yesterday was quite messed up with challenges in Amsterdam. As a result, I was rerouted through Lisbon on a short connection and...

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