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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Canadian 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 Canada 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 Canadian 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.

Canada and Spain
Canada and Spain have enjoyed a healthy relationship founded on various mutual values and interests, such as environmental conservation policies, promotion of human rights and democracy. As both Spain and Canada are multicultural nations, they also share some of the same challenges regarding immigration and social inclusion.
On a global scale, the Canada-Spain relationship is based on longlasting cooperation in international institutions like the NATO and the United Nations. Since Canada’s enrolment into the CETA, commercial relations between Spanish and Canadian institutions and companies have also strengthened. The government of Canada and Spain have also established academic and social partnerships through the signing of a Youth Mobility Treaty and new student exchange programs in several universities.
Spanish passport holders have been subjected to Canada’s eTA travel policy since its creation in 2016. The Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization was introduced with the aim to mitigate the chances of terrorist attacks as well as control illegal immigration. With an eTA, Spanish citizens can visit Canada for up to 3 months in each 6-month period, as long as their purpose is tourism, business or transit.
While Canadians have long enjoyed a 90-day visa-free travel policy with Spain and the other Schengen Member States, this will change as of 2021 with the implementation of the ETIAS. The European Travel and Information Authorization System will work similar to the Canadian eTA, as it also aims to prevent terrorism and managed irregular immigration.
Hence, starting in 2021 all Canadian travellers will have to apply online for an ETIAS at least 72 hours prior to departing for Spain. Once issued, the ETIAS will be valid for 3 years or until the Canadian passport expires, allowing short-term trips of up to 90 days in every period of 180 days.

List of Canadian diplomatic offices in Spain

Consulate of Canada in Malaga, Spain

Address: Plaza de la Malagueta, 2. 1º, 29016, Malaga, SpainCheck on map

Phone: (034) 95 222 3346

Fax: (034) 95 222 9533


Consulate of Canada in Barcelona, Spain

Address: Placa de Catalunya 9, 1º, 2ª, 08002Barcelona-SpainCheck on map

Phone: ( 34) 93 412 7236

Fax: ( 34) 93 317 0541


Embassy of Canada in Madrid, Spain

Address: Nuñez de Balboa, 35. 3º, 28001 Madrid - SpainCheck on map

Phone: (34) 91 423 3250

Fax: (34) 91 423 3253



Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 08:30 am to 5:30 pm

List of Spanish diplomatic offices in Canada

Embassy of Spain in Ottawa, Canada

Address: 74, Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1P4Check on map

Phone: (+1) 613 747-2252 (+1) 613 747-7293

Fax: (+1) 613 744-1224


Details: Mr Eudaldo Mirapeix y Martinez - Ambassador

Spanish Consulate in Alberta, Canada

Address: 27 Westridge Crescent, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 1C7, CanadaCheck on map

Phone: (+1) (780) 444-9146


Details: Mr Eusebio Garcia Moreno - Honorary Consul

Spanish Consul-General in Ontario, Canada

Address: 2 Bloor St.East Suite 1201, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8Check on map

Phone: (+1) 416 977 1661

Fax: (+1) 416 593 4949


Details: Mr Francisco Pascual de la Parte - Consul General

Vice Consulate of Spain in Halifax, Canada

Address: 1345 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1T8 CanadaCheck on map

Phone: (+1) (902) 422-0400

Fax: (+1) (902) 422-9439


Details: Mr Louis Michael Holmes, Vice-Consul

Consulate of Spain in Montreal, Canada

Address: 1 Westmount Square Suite 1456, Quebec, Canada, H3Z 2P9

Phone: (+1) (514) 935-5235

Fax: (+1) (514) 935-4655


Details: Mr Javier Dago Elorza - Consul General

Consulate of Spain in Quebec, Canada

Address: 2601 Biencourt, Quebec, Quebec, Canada, G1V 1H6Check on map

Phone: (+1) (418) 651-6548

Fax: (+1) (418) 653-3829

Details: Ms Marina Isabel Gonzalez, Vice-Consul

Vice Consulate of Spain in St. John's, Canada

Address: 31 Duckworth Street St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 1E9 CanadaCheck on map

Phone: (+1) (709) 722-6636

Fax: (+1) (709) 738-3775

Details: Mr Jean Pierre Andrieux, Vice-Consul

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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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