British holidaymakers travelling to Spain may be required to prove they have sufficient funds of at least £85 a day per person to enter the country.
Border control could ask arrivals to prove they can cover the cost of their break under new rules introduced by the Spanish ministry.
UK tourists should also have proof of a return or onward travel ticket and evidence of accommodation for the duration of their stay, such as a booking confirmation, proof of address if visiting their own property (such as a second home) or proof of address if staying with friends, family or another third party. These rules apply to all tourists from outside the EU or the Schengen area and came into force on 1 January 2022.
These post-Brexit requirements add to the conditions UK tourists must already meet for travel to Spain, including proof of full vaccination, a negative test or previous infection for all visitors aged 12 or over.
How much must I have available to spend per day and what proof is required?
You may be asked to prove that you have sufficient funds to spend at least £85 (€100) per person, per day, with a minimum of €900 or £762.62, or other equivalent foreign currency.
Tourists may use one of the following as proof of sufficient funds:
- Certified checks
- Traveller’s checks
- Payment letters
- Credit cards, which must be accompanied by bank account statements or an updated bank book (letters from banks or internet bank statements will not be accepted)
Is any other documentation required?
Yes, non-EU tourists may also be asked to show proof of a ticket for return travel or travel to another country after Spain.
Proof of accommodation may also be requested for tourists or for private trips. This could be a booking confirmation, proof