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New Rules To Enter Spain Revealed

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  • Brits holidaying in Spain now need to provide three extra documents to gain entry. With all the trouble at the airports, and now with the new entry rules, the staycation boom could continue.


Boris Johnson said that leaving the EU would bring great rewards for the UK, but since leaving the UK we have witnessed problems after problems. Now leaving the EU has people who want to live in Spain as well as those who want to take a holiday there.

Brits flying to Spain soon need to provide three extra documents to gain entry, and with the six weeks holidays just around the corner, and with all the delays happening at airports, this is the last thing holidaymakers need or want.

With the chaos at the airports, and now with the new entry rules to Spain, the staycation industry could continue to see record numbers to stay in the UK in places such as Skegness, Blackpool, and Scarborough.

To gain entry to Spain, holidaymakers need proof that they have enough money to live on during their stay and they will also need proof of accommodation, as well as proof of a return ticket back to the UK.

For people who are visiting family and friends then they need to provide proof of an invitation and also proof of address. If a person has a holiday home in Spain, then they will need to provide proof of ownership and the address.  

Holidaymakers visiting Spain must now have their passports stamped on entry and exit. This is due to the UK no longer being part of the EU and also to combat people outstaying their welcome. Spain has become a popular country for people who are retired. They go there each year and stay for six months at a time. However, now due to the new rules they can only stay for 90 days at a time within a period of 180 days. If they wish to stay longer, they will have to apply for a visa.

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The new 90-day rule is not just causing problems for pensioners who like to live in Spain during the winter, it is also affecting those who have holiday home in places like Benidorm. The new rule means they can only stay in the holiday home for a maximum of 90 days, which has forced some to sell up.

Since the new rules came into force, we have received letters from people in Skegness, Manchester, and London who have said the dream of owning a holiday home in Spain has now become a nightmare. Many have said how they have lost money through having to sell their property for a lot less than they paid for it.

The Spanish Ministry del Interior stated UK tourists must prove if required they have economic resources for entering Spain to cover their stay.

The new rules to enter Spain require holidaymakers to show they can afford to be in the country during their stay. They must show that they have at least £85.22 per day and a further minimum of €900 (£766.94), or its legal equivalent in foreign currency. However, many UK holidaymakers enjoy the benefits of all-inclusive holidays and some take with them less than £200.

The Spanish Ministry del Interior stated: “Foreigners from third countries must prove if required to do so by the officials in charge of controlling the entry of people into Spanish territory, that they have economic resources for entering the country, through cash, traveller’s cheques, payment letters, or credit cards, which must also be proven to have sufficient funds available on them.”

Holidaymakers visiting Spain have also been warned that their British Passports must have been issued less than 10 years before the date they enter the country and must be valid for at least three months after the day they plan to leave.

Travel agents are concerned with the airport delays and now with the new rules, it will put people off going on holiday to Spain.

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