Spanish Digital Nomad Visa: Is Private Health Insurance Required for Applicants?

Question

We just learned from our lawyer that private insurance is not needed for the Spanish digital nomad visa, is this correct? I feel I’ve read most do have private insurance, what is the Spanish healthcare called so I can begin researching? Any other thoughts about pros and cons of each would be awesome, thank you!

Answers

These are the answers of Spainguru’s Facebook group members:

If you are applying as self-employed (as most are if not working in the UK, Russia or EU), private insurance is NOT needed. Even if applying from the UK, it’s not strictly needed as you can get an S1 form.

You are pledging to pay Spanish social security and this gives you public healthcare for the whole family. Many choose to get private insurance anyway, but it could be better to get a cheaper policy with copayments, as it’s not needed for the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa”