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Brexit update: Entry requirements for tourists to Spain from 1 Jan 2021

chrisso50Posted by chrisso50 on Tue Dec 8, 2020 7:50pm in Brexit and the EU
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BREXIT UPDATE
Entry requirements for tourists to Spain from 1 Jan 2021.

"... entry may be refused (even with a valid passport and/or visa) at police checks in the following cases:

-  Journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons

“In these cases, the presentation of any of the following documents may be required:

1.  A supporting document from the establishment providing accommodation or a letter of invitation from a private individual if the foreigner concerned is staying in their home, issued by the Police Station corresponding to their place of residence.

IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances shall the letter of invitation replace the foreigner's accreditation of all other entry requirements.

2.   Confirmation of the booking of an organised trip, indicating the itinerary.

3.   A return or round-trip ticket.

“In order to substantiate economic means, the provisions of Order PRE/1282/2007, of 10 May, on economic means, shall be taken into account, which provides that foreigners must demonstrate that they have sufficient means of support available in order to enter Spain. The minimum amount that must be substantiated is € 90 per person per day, with a minimum of €810 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.”

  • Until 31st December 2020, UK CITIZENS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO THE SCHENGEN AREA (including Spain) WITH ONLY A VALID BRITISH PASSPORT (no minimum validity required).
  • Until 31st December 2020, UK citizens can spend more than 90 days in Spain for tourism purposes.
  • Until 31st December 2020, UK citizens are entitled to settle their residence in Spain without a visa. Once in Spain, they must register at the Spanish Central Register of Foreign Nationals (Registro Central de Extranjeros). Once registered, they will have the right to stay in Spain after 31st December 2020 with no further requirements.
  • Until 31st December 2020, UK FAMILY MEMBERS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO THE SCHENGEN AREA (including Spain) WITH A “EU FAMILY MEMBER VISA” if their nationality is not exempt.
  • Until 31st December 2020, EU FAMILY MEMBERS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO THE SCHENGEN AREA (including Spain) WITH A BRITISH-ISSUED CARD STATING “RESIDENCE CARD OF A FAMILY MEMBER OF A UNION CITIZEN”. Nevertheless, if they only hold a “EU SETTLEMENT / PRE-SETTLEMENT STATUS” card, they will need a visa if their nationality is not exempt.

Source:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LONDRES/en/Consulado/Pages/Visas.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2BtTG0oiCuWDt4YYsmdxp7YyF1k-3Yie5m-lzNUJmEf1OiahB5gvEDD1Q

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Posted: Wed Dec 9, 2020 6:18pm

I can attest to the neccessity of a letter.  We had a friend come visit us who was a Third Country National.  we had to get a letter for them from Policia Local .... It would have been easier for them to just book themselves into a hotel!!

That was to obtain a Schengen visa, so I am not sure the letter would be needed for a TCN with visa-free travel, but I sure as hell would not like to roll THOSE dice!!

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:51pm

I'm still waiting for my Irish Passport application to be approved, as my wife has an Irish Passport and I have an address in Ireland I'll probably be able to get an Irish Resident Card if the passport doesn't materialise.

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:34pm

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:34pm

Jimh wrote on Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:51pm:

I'm still waiting for my Irish Passport application to be approved, as my wife has an Irish Passport and I have an address in Ireland I'll probably be able to get an Irish Resident Card if the passport doesn't materialise.

Hi folks , me too waiting for Irish passport . My father wash Irish so sent all relevant forms and certificates off and hope for the best . Had my October flights cancelled and fingers crossed for my March flights but not hopeful now . I have been going to almeria since 1982 ( good old Tarleton travel ) . Love mojacar and have so many friends their ,it will be really a shame if the rules make it so hard to visit . Take care and be safe everyone 

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:23pm

devo49 wrote on Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:34pm:

Hi folks , me too waiting for Irish passport . My father wash Irish so sent all relevant forms and certificates off and hope for the best . Had my October flights cancelled and fingers crossed for my March flights but not hopeful now . I have been going to almeria since 1982 ( good old Tarleton t...

...ravel ) . Love mojacar and have so many friends their ,it will be really a shame if the rules make it so hard to visit . Take care and be safe everyone 

Apparently some people have been waiting two years for the Irish passport- I’m almost a year - as my application is by residence there used to be a conferring ceremony but the last one was in March - apparently they are going to put legislation in place allowing people to sign a declaration instead

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:37pm

Jimh wrote on Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:23pm:

Apparently some people have been waiting two years for the Irish passport- I’m almost a year - as my application is by residence there used to be a conferring ceremony but the last one was in March - apparently they are going to put legislation in place allowing people to sign a declaration ins...

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Thanks for update . Since I normally stay in friends apartments I’m not sure how it will work . I wonder what it’s going to be using a letting agent ? Will they have to get a letter from the police . I generally try to go January , March and October for anything between 3 to 6 weeks at a time . May have to take my spending money elsewhere 😎

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:50pm

Perhaps the everreliable and readable Mathew can give an incite in the Irish passport situation . Perhaps I could enjoy the beaches of bray or the horse racing in Killarney, the Galway festival and my beloved Guinness . Just might miss the sunshine . Happy days 

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:30pm

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:30pm

devo49 wrote on Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:50pm:

Perhaps the everreliable and readable Mathew can give an incite in the Irish passport situation . Perhaps I could enjoy the beaches of bray or the horse racing in Killarney, the Galway festival and my beloved Guinness . Just might miss the sunshine . Happy days 

The passports used to take 6 months but that stretched to 9 months because of the increase in applications as a result of Brexit. Staff have also been redeployed because of Covid and then there have been no conferring ceremonies again because of Covid. Don’t think it affects those that have Irish parents/grandparents as much as they don’t need the conferring ceremony so they are only affected by staff shortages

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:12pm

Jimh wrote on Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:30pm:

The passports used to take 6 months but that stretched to 9 months because of the increase in applications as a result of Brexit. Staff have also been redeployed because of Covid and then there have been no conferring ceremonies again because of Covid. Don’t think it affects those that have Iri...

...sh parents/grandparents as much as they don’t need the conferring ceremony so they are only affected by staff shortages

Thanks once again Jim . The website says 12 to 18 months . Real good Irish craic in mojacar . Always try to be their for st Patrick’s . Much to middle daughters annoyance as her birthday the 17 th 

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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:12pm

Hi, I am wondering how easy it will going to Almeria if I got  house in Spain. Does anyone knows what are the rules to get into Spain as no resident but having a house in Spain? Do I need to show any Special letter or something. Thank you. 

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