DocumentationTravelling to Spain is easy. The documents you need vary depending on where you are from.
If you are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein: all you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport. Minors travelling with their ID card must have a document that shows parental authorisation.
If you are from any of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Korea, Romania, San Marino, the Holy See, Singapore, Uruguay, and Venezuela: all you need is a valid passport to enter Spain, where you can stay for a maximum of 90 days.
If you are from any other country, according to the criteria of the EU: you must request a visa at the Spanish Consulate of your country of residence. You will also need a valid passport.
For these cases, the Spanish authorities may ask documents showing where you will stay, confirmation of an organised tour, return air tickets, tourist circuit, or a personal invitation letter. You may also be asked to show proof of having enough financial resources to support yourself during your stay in Spain.
Since conditions may vary, we recommend you contact your local Spanish Consulate or Embassy for more information on these requirements. Here is a list of Spanish Consulates and Embassies in your place of residence.
Driving in Spain
To drive in Spain you must be at least 18 years old. To rent a vehicle, you must be at least 21.
If you are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein: all you need is your valid driver’s licence. If you are other country, you will need an International Driver’s Licence.
Since conditions may vary, we recommend you contact your local Spanish Consulate or Embassy for more information on these requirements. http://www.spain.info/TourSpain/Informacion+practica/Embajadas. Here is a list of Spanish Consulates and Embassies in your place of residence.
In addition to the requirements mentioned above (What requirements do you have to meet to drive in Spain?), tourists using their own car should be aware that they may be need to show any of the following:
Temporary vehicle registration:
You may request it in customs. This permit has a period of validity of six months.
If you are a citizen of a EU member state, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Croatia, then you only need to have with you your insurance policy accompanied by a payment receipt to show the policy is current. If you are a citizen of Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Israel, Iran, Morocco, Moldavia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Tunisia, Turkey or the Ukraine, you must use the Green Card (International Motor Certificate) system. If you are not a citizen of any of the aforementioned countries, you should take out a Frontier Insurance Policy (a temporary civil liability policy, obligatory for motor vehicles).
Since conditions may vary, we recommend you contact your local Spanish Consulate or Embassy for more information on these requirements.
You should take into account the current rules, which are similar to those of other European countries.
Traveling with a family pet?
If your pet is a dog, cat or ferret
Before entering Spain your pet must comply with a series of health and identification requirements. These may vary according to its country of origin. In most cases, your pet must be vaccinated against rabies and identified with a microchip or tattoo. Also remember that you may not be allowed to bring your pet into our country if it is less than three months’ old.
If your pet is an endangered species
Then you will not be able to travel with your pet, since Spain has signed international agreements for the protection of endangered species.
Useful to know…
Finally, it is useful to have on hand the emergency veterinary telephone number of the town you are visiting.
Besides meeting the entry requirements for pets, please note that:
Muzzles are mandatory in some Autonomous Communities in Spain.
The animal should be identified with a microchip or a tattoo.
You need to carry them in a pet carriage.
Not all accommodations allow pets.
Most restaurants do not allow pets.
We recommend you call your accommodation and the transport companies you are using to ask about their pet policy.
Information courtesy of www.spain.info
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