Brits May Have To Prove They Have Certain Amount Of Money To Enter Spain
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Spanish authorities may want to see that visitors from abroad can fund their trips at a rate of €100 (£85) per day.
Financial requirements could go even further, meaning tourists must have at least €900 (£766.94) in funds alongside a return or onward ticket and proof of accommodation.
The potential move was reported by SchengenVisainfo, with the outlet noting that acceptable evidence of accommodation includes a hotel booking confirmation, an invitation from a host or an address if visitors are staying with a third party.
LADbible has approached Spain’s ministry of industry, trade and tourism for comment.
It follows a U-turn on a decision to allow UK passport holders to use automatic e-gates when entering Spain so as to ease airport congestion.
Wales Online reported this week that UK arrivals will actually have to get their passports stamped manually upon arrival in Spain.
According to the outlet, UK travel firms have reacted with dismay over the changes, claiming ‘Spain could ease many of the rules rather than toughen the restrictions’.
LADbible has contacted the UK Foreign Office for comment.
A spokesperson told Wales Online: “At Spanish border control, you may need to show a return or onward ticket; show you have enough money for your stay; show proof of accommodation for your stay, for example, a hotel booking confirmation, proof of address if visiting your own property (eg second home), or an invitation from your host or proof of their address if staying with a third party, friends or family.”
They added: “The Spanish government has clarified that the ‘carta de invitation’ is one of the options available to prove that you have accommodation if staying with friends or family.”
It was also revealed this week that Spain is cracking down on booze tourism, with as many as eight bars in Majorca facing closure.
Certain drinking holes stand accused of infractions against the Decree Law on Excessive (booze) Tourism, which was approved by the Balearic Parliament in 2022.
Iago Negueruela, Spain’s Minister for Tourism, explained that the Decree Law on Excessive Tourism is in place to ‘banish a series of practices and a specific type of tourism on which action must be taken’.
Negueruela added that Spain wanted to combat excessive booze tourism while still working to ensure the Balearics remains a major holiday destination.
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