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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Spain Visa Application Centres
Spain Visa Information
For Further Information
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
3,200 cigarettes (the Canary islands: 200)
400 cigarillos (the Canary islands:100)

200 cigars (the Canary islands: 50)

3 kg pipe tobacco (the Canary islands: 250 g)
Spirits: 10 liters (the Canary islands: 1 liter)
Drinks: 20 liters (the Canary islands: 2 liters)
Wines: 90 liters (the Canary islands: 2 liters) including a maximum of 60 l. of sparkling wine.
Beer: 110 liters (the Canary islands: 0)
60 cc of perfume (the Canary islands: same)
250 cc toilet water (the Canary islands: same)
Foreign Currency
No restriction.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Obligatory from 6,010 EUR or the exchange in currencies.
Local Currency
No restriction.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Obligatory from 6,010 EUR.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
16% VAT is refundable on leaving the territory for all the nationals of non-EU countries on presentation of proofs from the vendor.
Other Requirements
Foods prepared from animal products (meat-based or dairy produce) are not allowed.
Bringing in protected species or their derived products (hide, ivory, etc.) without a CITES certificate entails an immediate confiscation.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Spain are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, chickenpox, influenza, measles, hepatitis A and B and poliomyelitis. In the in the African territories of Ceuta and Melila, vaccination against rabies is also recommended.
For Further Information
Information pages of the World Health Organization
Travel Health Advice
The Moroccan government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Royal Air Maroc website.

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Safety Conditions

The crime rate in Spain is very low, so Spanish destinations are generally safe. However, foreigners should beware of pickpockets and thieves.
Terrorist Risk
It is higher than in other European countries due to the activities of ETA.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Forest fires are common in Spain during the summer and there can also be flooding.
For Further Information
The Current Travel Warnings of the American State Department
Travel Advisory from the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry

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