Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula in south-western Europe and is the third largest country in Europe, covering over half a million sq kms. Spain is dominated by the central plain, which is surrounded on the north, south and west by mountain ranges. The south-east is relatively infertile and requires irrigation. More than a quarter of the entire population lives in the Madrid or Barcelona districts. Tourism, wool production and wine provide income.

The climate covers a broad range of conditions. On the northern and eastern seaboards, coastal conditions prevail. The continental plateau varies in temperature according to altitude. Rainfall increases markedly in the mountainous regions. Temperatures in Madrid vary between 5°C in January and 25°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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