Are you one of those people who hallucinates traveling to Europe but you are unaware of the paperwork you have to do? Look no further, in this article we will talk about everything you need to know about the requirements to travel to Spain.
Staying with the desire is not an option for not traveling.
Requirements to travel to Spain
Like other countries, Spain has a system to control the entry and exit of people. However, this country, unlike other States, is much stricter with regard to the entry, stay and exit of said country.
For this reason, it has a series of requirements that all nationals of other countries must comply with. As well as conditions and considerations that must be taken into account for entry into the territory of Spain.
As a main requirement, also mandatory for the exit or entry to the country of origin, it is necessary to have a passport or some travel document that is valid and equally important that it is not expired.
A very important consideration for entering Spain is knowing if our state is a Member State. It is important to determine this as even the basic documents will vary depending on whether or not you are a Member State.
In case of not being a Member State, a passport is necessary; On the other hand, for those who are Members, even only with the National Identity Document (DNI) they can enter without problems.
Another important consideration is knowing whether or not our State falls within the States where the possession of a visa is mandatory. To the States that the visa is mandatory, it is a required document and if you do not have it, you may be denied entry.
It is necessary, even when it is not a document, the justification of why you want to enter Spain in addition to being able to justify the ability to support yourself financially during the period of stay. Then, depending on the reasons for your trip, other mandatory documents may be required.
In addition to all this, the stay in Spain has a limit, that is, even when you have all the required documents, the stay in the territory of Spain cannot exceed three months in a period of six months.
Countries that need a visa
The visa is a mandatory document established in the Union Code of rules for the crossing of people across borders (Schengen Borders Code).
To be more specific. I will name below some of the countries in which a visa is a mandatory requirement to enter Spain:
- Saudi Arabia
Remember to check whether or not your country is a Member State so that you do not have major complications when processing your application to enter the territory of Spain.
- North Korea
- Ivory Coast
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
If we look closely, these are just some of the countries that have such a condition.
On the other hand, even though the list is long, Paraguay is not among them, because the exception to the visa obligation rule is for those countries with biometric passports and Paraguay is one of them.
Do you need to be vaccinated to enter Spain?
Not necessarily to be vaccinated, but to comply with the requirement of certain medical certificates required by the Ministries of Health and Consumption and Labor and Immigration.
However, you should take it as prevention rather than as an obligation the need to get vaccinated if you are going to travel anywhere in the world, not just Spain.
Permits for minors
As is popular knowledge, for many of the document procedures, the permission of your legal representative is necessary, be it your parents or a guardian.
Remember that you are a minor when you have not yet reached the age established by law depending on your country of origin.
It is a standard age that the age of majority for many countries is 18 years.
So, in case of being a minor, the one who travels with the DNI can enter and circulate without problems as long as it is accompanied by a parental or guardian permission.
traveling with pets
Do you plan to leave the country but you are so attached to your pet that you do not want to leave it behind on your trip?
Don’t worry. In most cases, following established parameters and depending on your country of origin, it is possible to bring pets into the country.
You must bear in mind that they must always be accompanied by their representatives and with the respective identification for their recognition.
An essential requirement for all pets is that they must comply with the sanitary measures in each specific case as well as the certificate from the corresponding veterinarians.
In these times, depending on the species, some animals require a passport. Incredible, right?
In general, if your pet is less than three months old, it is an entry that is not authorized, this is in case your pet is a cat, ferret or a dog.
A special condition so that your pet is not denied entry is that it has the corresponding vaccinations in addition to complying with the control requirements for security reasons that are duly regulated.
Remember, for the entry of animals into the territory you must take into account the species of your pet and follow the guidelines in addition to having a passport or veterinary certificate.
Take into account that if you are not part of the Member State, the certificate must be signed and stamped by an official veterinarian in addition to a statement from the owner.
As important information, make sure to consult all the conditions of establishments and accommodation that you must comply with when traveling with your pet.
What things can you bring in the suitcase?
It is a custom to travel and want to bring back memories of the place where we were for the whole family.
There is really no limit to what you can carry, however there is a consideration. You can buy everything you want as long as what you want to take with you is for personal use.
With this I do not mean that you cannot carry personal or family items in your luggage in order to give them as gifts. But it does mean that the amount is not considered for commercial use, that is, that it exceeds the limits.
This consideration will be estimated by the border customs service.
For example, there are specific amounts where you will not have to prove or justify that it is for personal use. But you must take into account the specific amounts. Be sure to look up the amounts before anything else.
As a general rule and as we have been emphasizing throughout the article. If you are not part of the Member States, you will not be able to introduce certain animal meats for your own consumption or exceed the limit.
However, the exception to the rule is the introduction of food for medical needs. And also powdered milk that is considered food for children that is properly in its commercial packaging.
Tourist places to visit in Spain
It is little to say that Spain is one of the countries that has a wide range of options as far as tourism is concerned.
So, if Spain is your destination. You couldn’t have chosen better. Your options to learn about the culture and gastronomy of one of the countries with the most history around the world are ideal.
I will show you 5 of the tourist places that you should not miss. Whether it is for its beautiful landscapes, for its people and even for its gastronomy, do not close yourself off to opportunities.
If what you want is to enjoy the beach and a fantastic view, Playa de las Catedrales located in Galicia is the place.
On the other hand, if what you want is to enjoy the history of one of the countries with the most World Heritage Sites. Starting with this historical exploration in the Cathedral of Burgos in Castilla y León would be the ideal
Get away from the bustle of the city and enter a state of relaxation and reunion with oneself. It’s one of the top things on our travel list. The Picos de Europa in Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León are the ideal places.
The first purpose when we travel is to know new places. And what is more interesting than places that are known by so few people, that are considered secrets in Spain. Don’t let it stay like this! The Piedra Monastery in Aragon should not be missed.
Nothing like getting to know a country for its gastronomy. And Spain is characterized by its diversity of dishes, even earning international recognition for its incredible dishes. If you want a taste, be sure to visit Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Its dishes, gastronomy will leave you wanting more.
If you are determined to know Spain. And already know the requirements to travel as well as the best tourist places to vacation. Do not stay with the desire. What are you waiting for?
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