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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC citizen for short-stay period in Spain starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Spain. All tourists entering Spanish territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Spanish authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of UK - British DTC who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Spanish custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Spanish territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Spain with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.

List of British Dtc diplomatic offices in Spain

British Consulate in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Address: Carrer Convent dels Caputxins 4, Edificio Orisba B - 4 D, 07002 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 971 71 75 20


British Consulate in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Address: Edificio Cataluña, Calle Luis Morote 6-3, 35007 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 928 267 774


British Consulate-General in Barcelona, Spain

Address: Avenida Diagonal 477 - 13, 08036 Barcelona, SpainCheck on map

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 933 666 221


British Consulate in Madrid, Spain

Address: Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046 Madrid

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 917 146 403


British Consulate in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Address: Plaza Weyler 8, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38003, SpainCheck on map

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 922 289 903


British Consulate in Malaga, Spain

Address: Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto, 2, Edificio Eurocom, 29006 Malaga, SpainCheck on map

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 95 235 9211


British Consulate in Ibiza, Spain

Address: Avenida Isidoro Macabich, 45-1, (corner with Calle Canarias), 07800 Ibiza, Spain

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 971 301 972


British Consulate in Alicante, Spain

Address: Edificio Espacio, Rambla Méndez Núñez 28-32, 6ª planta 03002 Alicante SpainCheck on map

Phone: 902 109 356

Fax: +34 965 14 05 28


British Embassy in Madrid, Spain

Address: Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 917 146 300

Fax: +34 917 146 301



Details: We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Spain. We work on issues including the economy, commercial regulation in the single market, energy policy and international security. (We also cover Andorra remotely.)

List of Spanish diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Consulate of Spain in Manchester United Kingdom

Address: Suite 1A, Brook House 70, Spring Gardens Manchester M2 2BQ, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 161 236 12 62 / 33

Fax: (+44) 161 228 74 67


Consulate of Spain in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Address: 63, North Castle Street EH2 3LJ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 131 220 18 43 (+44) 131 220 14 39 / 42

Fax: (+44) 131 226 45 68


Embassy of Spain in London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Address: 39 Chesham Place, SW1X 8SB Consulate: 20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 20 7235 5555 /(+44) 20 7589 8989

Fax: (+44) 20 7259 5392 / (+44) 20 7581 7888


Details: Mr Don Frederico Trillo-Figueroa - Ambassador

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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About Spain

Capital: Madrid
  • Castilian Spanish 74%;
  • Catalan 17%;
  • Galician 7%;
  • Basque 2%;

Area: 504,782 KM2
Population: 46,505,963
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +34

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug
Type J Swiss 3-pin  J Swiss 3-pin

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