Imserso trips are already underway. Last February, the social tourism program offered by the Government was resumed after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
For this season there are 816,029 places available, that will allow you to enjoy stays in destinations on the coast and inland of Spain at a fairly affordable price. There are many retired Spaniards who were waiting for this offer that allows them to travel throughout the national geography without having to make a high outlay.
The deadline to register for this campaign has ended. last July 30, 2021. However, within a very short time the next call will be launched, so we will have to be very attentive.
There are many people who think that only retired people can benefit from these vacation programs, but this is not entirely correct, since other population groups can also enroll, as we will see later.
The requirements to travel with the Imserso
To be able to take part in the Imserso trips it is essential, in the first place, to have presented the application within the time limits established by law. Of course, in the event that you have already signed up in previous campaigns, it will not be necessary to carry out this step.
It is required to reside in Spain and meet the following conditions:
- Being a retirement pensioner of the public pension system in Spain.
- Be a widow’s pensioner, with a minimum age of 55 years.
- Being a pensioner for other concepts or receiving some type of subsidy or unemployment benefit, with a minimum age of 60 years.
- Being the holder or beneficiary of the Social Security System, with 65 years or more.
- Being an emigrant who has returned to Spain, in addition to being a pensioner of the public system in the country from which he/she has returned.
It is essential that the people who take part in the vacation program can fend for themselves, especially to carry out essential day-to-day activities. They do not allow a dependent person to register, since at no time are they guaranteed help or care during the trip or stay in the chosen place.
Who can travel with the Imserso without being retired?
The conditions imposed by Social Security state that pensioners who have not yet reached retirement age can also enjoy Imserso trips. But special mention must be made of the two specific cases in which it is not necessary to have age or pension requirements.
This public body indicates that people who go on these trips have the possibility of being accompanied by their spouse, either husband or wife, or failing that, a common-law partner or person with whom a stable union and coexistence is created, which acquires a condition of affectivity similar to the conjugal one.
The other people who can take part in these vacation plans are the children of pensioners. But obviously they must meet a series of special conditions. They will only be able to travel with their children when they have a disability equal to or greater than 45%.
How to apply for Imserso trips?
If you intend to enjoy the Imserso trips, first of all, you must wait for the registration period for the new call to open. The request can be submitted through any of the following channels.
The option they recommend for its speed and convenience is telematics. Another possibility is to download the application form for participation in the tourism program for the corresponding campaign on the Imserso web portal or electronic headquarters. Once it is duly completed, we will send it to the body through these means:
- In a stamped envelope, writing at the address: Imserso Tourism Program, PO Box 10,140, 28080 Madrid. You do not have to do it by certified mail.
- Through electronic records and linked offices in the Article 7 of Order SBC/926/2018, of September 10. It is the one in charge of regulating the vacation program.
In addition, all those pensioners who were already accredited to travel the previous campaign do not need to complete a new application. In any case, they have the option to renew and modify their data through the electronic headquarters of Imserso. For this, they only need to use the reference number that they will find in the renewal letter, which in principle they will have to receive in a very short time in their mailboxes, or through Cl@ve.
A package with more than 800,000 seats
Last March, the Imserso package was presented with the three different types of trips they offered. On the one hand, there were 443,887 places for the peninsular coast, 142,103 for inland tourism and another 230,039 for the Canary and Balearic Islands.
In April, 40% were still available, which meant just over 300,000 vacancies. The term ends on June 30, so in the chapter on available offers you can still choose as destinations Mallorca and Menorca, Canary Islands, Murcia, Catalonia, Murcia or Andalusia, with Cádiz, Almería, Málaga and Granada, with stays ranging from 8 to 10 days.