A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Spain and it is advisable..Travel Health
There are no particular health risks or endemic diseases associated with travel to Spain..Local Currency
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money..Weather
Spain is extremely hot during mid-summer, in July and August, particularly inland. The..Local Customs
Love to party? You'll be in good company. Hardly a day goes by without one town or..Languages
The official language is of course Spanish however you will also find Catalan, Galician..Transport Options
The main gateway to Spain is Madrid's Barajas airport (www.aena.es) although many..Local Food
Spaniards have a different timetable for meals than other countries. Breakfast is usually..Local Timezones
Spain time is in the Central European Time Zone (CET) which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich..Dutyfree Limits
The following goods may be imported into Spain without incurring customs duty by..
A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Spain and it is advisable to ensure that your passport has at least six months validity when visiting any foreign country. Along with 24 other European countries, Spain is a signatory to the Schengen Convention. That means a visa to any other signatory state of the Schengen Agreement is valid in Spain too (in most cases). No visa is required for citizens of other EU member states, and citizens of some selected nations with whom the European Union or Spain have special treaties can enter Spain for up to 90 days in a 180 day period without a visa. This includes Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US citizens, among many others. Be aware that the 90 day limit runs concurrently across the whole of the Schengen zone and the countdown begins when entering any of the signatory countries. It does not reset when travelling into another country covered by the Schengen agreement.
Visas cannot be issued in Spain so you must hold one before entry if required to do so. You may be required to show immigration officials that you have return or onward tickets and adequate means of support and accommodation upon entering Spain.
More info on the Schengen Agreement and travel documents for EU citizens can be found at http://europa.eu/travel/doc/index_en.htm
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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The pulsating heart of the country One of the most exciting cities in Europe, Madrid is quite literally at..Barcelona Information
Comfortably nestled against the north-eastern shores of Spain's Mediterranean coast, beautiful Barcelona is an ideal..Seville Information
Seville is the capital of the Adalusian region of southern Spain and is the centre for finance and culture in the..Bilbao Information
Bilbao lies on the banks of the River Nervion on the north coast of Spain about 80K west of the border with France. It..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS