Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Spain’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you are planning to travel to Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey as the situation may change at short notice.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
During the summer months, there is a heightened risk of forest fires due to exceptionally high temperatures in Spain. See Forest fires.
Possible strike action may cause some disruption to flights to and from Spain. You should consult your airline for updates prior to travel.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into Spain for further information.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Spain. See Terrorism
Demonstrations may take place in Spain, particularly in cities. See Demonstrations
There have been several deaths as a result of falls from balconies. Don’t take any unnecessary risks, especially when under the influence of drink or drugs. See Falls from height
If you are attending a festival or large concert in Spain, please see Festivals and concerts
Be alert to the existence of street crime. Thieves tend to target money and passports so don’t keep them all in one place. Keep a copy of your passport somewhere safe. See Crime
For information on driving during your stay in Spain see Road travel
If you’re living in or moving to Spain, read the Living in Spain guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
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