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Spain entry requirements

Spain entry requirements

by Chris Chaplow

Before making any plans travel to Andalucía or Spain you must ensure that you have the correct documentation.

Andalucia is a region of Spain. Spain has the responsibility over national border controls.  Spain is a full member of the EU and a member of the Schengen Area.

The Schengen area comprises:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Documents needed for travelling to Andalucia and Spain from another Schengen country.

What travel documents you will need to cross the border into another EU country?

Travel documents for EU Nationals

If you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another.

Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen Area it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you can prove your identity if needed (if stopped by police, boarding a plane, etc.).

Travel documents for Non-EU Nationals

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need:

A passport valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting AND the passport must have been  issued within the previous 10 years. 

You may also require a Schengen visa (see below).

Documents that justifiable reason for your travel.

Proof of sufficient financial resources to support yourself during your stay.

Compliance with any other specific entry requirements for each country you will visit or transit.