Advice for travelers to Spain: Foreigners’ office latest update – check your passports | Travel News | To travel


After Britain left the EU, travel to some countries changed and there may be more entry requirements to consider. The British government has sent an important reminder to Britons to check their passports and warned them of what to expect at the airport.

The British government has warned Britons going on vacation of changes in the way the British cross borders into Europe.

It is not only the Covid entry requirements that travelers should be aware of, but also the visa and passport requirements for EU countries, as for many Britons this could be their first trip to the EU since Brexit.

If you are going on vacation halfway through, be sure to check your passport and understand any changes to the rules.

Ahead of British football fans travel to Madrid for the Liverpool game tomorrow, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued a notice reminding British holidaymakers of the changes to EU border crossings as a result of Brexit.

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The advice from the British Embassy in Madrid reads: “The rules for traveling to European countries changed on January 1, 2021.

“British nationals can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days out of any 180-day visa-free period.

“This applies if you are traveling as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sporting events, or for short-term study or training. .

You may also be asked to show proof of your return flight, give the address you will be staying at, or show that you have enough money for your stay in the country.

The Embassy adds a reminder to the British in Spain that if a police officer asks you to show ID, you must comply; you can be detained in a Spanish police station for not showing your ID.

In Spain, you always have to distance yourself socially, leaving 1.5 meters of space between you and others.

Face masks should be worn in enclosed public spaces or any outdoor public space where social distancing is not possible.

This includes football matches, so anyone who watches the Liverpool game will need to wear a mask throughout the game.

Advice regarding a passport with more than 3 months before expiration, visas and queues at the airport does not apply only to Spain, but to all the other 25 countries of the Schengen area .

These countries are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland.

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