When travelling to Tenerife it isn’t necessary to have travel insurance, however it will give you peace of mind that you will have cover during your holiday.
We would always recommend taking out travel insurance before you travel.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) continually update travel advice for British nationals travelling abroad. The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to amber list countries and at the present time Spain is on the “amber list”.
If you book a holiday or flight to an amber list country you will not be able to get travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance in place, your insurance will not be valid for travel to any country on the amber list.
You can apply for a free GHIC or European Health Insurance Card if you are travelling to Spain and the Canary Islands.
If you already have an EHIC card this will be valid as long as it remains in date.
The card enables you to benefit from emergency state healthcare on a temporary basis. It won’t cover you for private medical healthcare, emergency rescue services, flights to the UK or stolen property.