CANADIAN CITIZENS VISITING SPAIN
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
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.
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).
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, Spain
Phone: (034) 95 222 3346
Fax: (034) 95 222 9533
Consulate of Canada in Barcelona, Spain
Address: Placa de Catalunya 9, 1º, 2ª, 08002Barcelona-Spain
Phone: ( 34) 93 412 7236
Fax: ( 34) 93 317 0541
List of Spanish diplomatic offices in Canada
Embassy of Spain in Ottawa, Canada
Address: 74, Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1P4
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, Canada
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 1A8
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 Canada
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 1H6
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 Canada
Phone: (+1) (709) 722-6636
Fax: (+1) (709) 738-3775
Details: Mr Jean Pierre Andrieux, Vice-Consul
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Area: 504,782 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +34
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