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A country mainly in southern Europe on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, bordering Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar and Morocco.

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Can I enter Spain with a few days left in expiration of my French student visa?

I am an Erasmus Mundus student with semesters in France, Spain and Germany. I am in possession of a French Type-D student visa (sauf-CTOM) with multientry, which expires on 20 Aug 2022. I have already ...
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Working on the ferry Naviera Armas - Tenerife -> Huelva

I'm going from Tenerife to Huelva in a couple of days by Armas ferry. As I went here by Fred Olsen, I'd like to know what to expect from Armas. I have a couple of questions: Can you buy Internet ...
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Going to Bulgaria with single entry Schengen visa

I already found some post about this question but they are a bit old dated. I’m holder of Schengen visa with single entry issued by Spain. I’m planning to go from Sofia to Barcelona because it’s way ...
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Spanish permanent residency [closed]

I am non-EU citizen. I have a Spanish permanent residency (Residencua Larga Duracion) that expires in 2026. I moved to United Kingdom permanently a year ago for work purpose. I have the UK residency ...
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Auto/Manual transmissions in Europe

I've noticed that Spanish people prefer manual transmissions, and automatics are harder to find there (opposite to USA). Is that the case in the rest of EU, or just a Spanish thing?
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How to get apostille at the U.S. State Department for FBI background check?

I am in the process of applying for Spanish student visa, and I need it "legalized with the Apostille of the Hague Convention by the Department of State in Washington DC." I have already ...
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Entering Spain with Soon-expiring US passport and expired Irish passport

I know someone who is a US and Irish dual citizen, travelling from Ireland to Spain (by Ryanair), on a US passport because his Irish one is expired. His US passport is expiring a few days after his ...
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Getting to Salou from Barcelona airport [closed]

I’m going to Salou in July, flying into Barcelona. What are my options for getting to Salou from the airport, and how can I decide among them? Are taxis at the airport reasonable or do I need to ...
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The 90 day rule in the Schengen area: When can I go again? [duplicate]

I am from the UK and have been visiting Spain throughout the last year for 2-3 weeks at a time. I am trying to work out when I can visit Spain/the Schengen area again as I have stayed there for a ...
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combine Schengen and student visa

what are the rules of combining different types of EU visas - specifically, the national and schengen visas. (Country = Spain). Situation: a person has 1 year schengen visa. He knows about 90/180 rule ...
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For Zamora Spain where can I find the official local public holidays?

For Zamora in Spain, I need to get the list of official local public holidays. So not national public holidays and not regional public holidays. I need the list of public holidays for Zamora. ...
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Train finders find only very few peripheral connections in Spain

To give a specific example: For travelling in June from Valencia to Barcelona, https://bahn.de gives only two connections per day, both in the early morning, one from each of the two train stations of ...
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How long does the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco take to issue a tourist visa (March 2022)?

In the past (pre-pandemic), the Spanish Consulate in SF has issued visas in 48 hours to people who fly in to SF for an appointment. Has anyone applied for a Schengen Visa at the Spanish Consulate ...
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Gave a wrong ID number for a Spanish railway (Refne, AVE) ticket. How likely is this cause an issue?

I'm travelling by train in Spain this weekend as an EU citizen. I reserved and paid for an AVE ticket online. I gave my ID card number as the number of travel document. However, it seems there has ...
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Anyone managed to get a Schengen visa appointment at the Spanish consulate in San Francisco?

I have emailed them a few times at cog.sanfrancisco.vis@maec.es and have gotten no responses. Our travel dates are coming up fast. Any advice on how to get an appointment is greatly appreciated! E.g. ...
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Can I buy a Barcelona Hola Card at a machine in the airport?

I will be arriving into Barcelona late when the train ticket office will be closed. Can I buy an Hola Card from a machine?
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Could someone please share a link to book appointment for Spain visa in San Francisco

I need a visa for for travel to Spain this summer, but can't seem to find a place to book an appointment for the SF consulate. This is the only thing I've found so far from Google, and it's giving an ...
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How to travel with 5K euros internationally?

I’m a first time international traveler going for a holiday in Spain for 10 days and I’ll be carrying with me 5k euros in cash. I’m worried I’ll be held by customs or questioned. I don’t know either ...
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Travel to Spain full vaccinated with a Russian vaccine

How can travelers full vaccinated with a Russian vaccine travel to Spain? I see all the public information about that (https://spth.gob.es/info-pcr). That travelers should write a request to the ...
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How can I find where the cars for a particular rental car office are located? Where are the cars for Goldcar at Málaga train station?

When renting a car, often the parking place is a little way away from the office. This is particularly true for city centre car rental offices, which may have no place for local parking. After we ...
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Can I travel to Spain with UK ILR and Indian passport?

I have ILR for the UK and an Indian passport. Can i travel to Spain or other Europe countries?
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Travelling - Spain from France on 11 Feb

I will be traveling from Paris to Barcelona on Flixbus. I have an EU digital certificate and have completed two doses of vaccination. Do I need to undergo an antigen or RT PCR test?
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Do you need to have had a Covid vaccine within the last 9 months to go to Spain?

Recently, I’ve heard that you need to have had a Covid vaccine within the last 9 months to get into Spain. Is this true? If you leave Spain and haven’t had a Covid vaccine in the last 9 months, can ...
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UK Covid Pass "expires" during holiday in Spain

I have my travel COVID pass, which I will use on entry to Spain to prove Ive been vaccinated and boosted. However the "Valid Until" Expires during my stay. Does any one know if this is a ...
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Is the T-jove metro ticket in Barcelona valid for 25 years old people?

From February on I will spend half a year in Barcelona and I'm trying to figure out which metro ticket suits best to me. I found the T-Joven Ticket which costs 80 Euro and is valid 90 days. It says, ...
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PCR test required to fly to Spain?

I am a Spanish citizen, living in Canada. I would like to fly back home (from CAN to ESP). Do I need a PCR test? I found conflicting information online, and also my own past experience. Here's some ...
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Madrid-Segovia after 9pm on NYE

Does anyone know any way I can get from Madrid to Segovia (Spain), leaving after 8:30 pm and arriving before midnight on 31 December? I want public transport only (i.e. train/bus/coach but no shared ...
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Is PCR test required for a child travelling to Spain?

It is quite unclear what the testing requirements are for children under 12 years old when travelling to Spain, for non-EU citizens or residents. Is there some information available that clarifies it? ...
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Passport validity requirements for Schengen resident to travel to Spain

Is a resident of a Schengen country (but non-EU citizen) required to have a passport that is valid for 3 extra months when entering Spain? I only managed to find the website of the Spanish foreign ...
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Can you drink tap water in Spain?

I'm used to drink water from our tap, but now we are going to Sevilla and Malaga in Spain. Is it recommended to drink the tap water in the south of Spain? Or does it need to be filtered first?
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Going to the US for Christmas from Spain

I want to visit my girlfriend who lives in the US. I would like to go for Christmas, and I'm a little lost because I have never left my country. I have been doing research, but I'm too new at ...
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Enter the Schengen Space if I hold an onward ticket

I was wondering if you could help me. I'll be going to England from January till June 2022 as an international student to study a semester over there. My plan is to do a round trip from Madrid, ...
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Photograph allegedly from Barcelona in 1987

This image has been bothering me for years. It has been in Wikimedia Commons since 2014 named "Barcelona Ramblas.jpg" and described as taken in 1987, but I'm sure it's not the Rambles and I ...
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Must goods be unused to get Spanish VAT refunded?

Suppose I visit Spain, buy an expensive item, get the seller to provide a DIVA form, intending to get a VAT refund upon returning to my non-EU country of residence. It’s the kind of item that can be ...
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Travelling to Spain on an Irish Passport (I am a UK and Irish Citizen - my wife is UK only)

This is both a question and a request for clarification - if anyone knows! I say this as the information is very difficult to obtain and interpret. I have been investigating the benefits of having an ...
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Will I be allowed to enter Spain from a Schengen country as a third-country national resident in that Schengen country?

I am planning to undertake a trip to Spain and would like to know if I'll be allowed to board the plane and enter given these circumstances: I am a national of a third country, namely Ukraine. I have ...
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How do I get an EU digital certificate for a negative PCR test while on business in Spain?

I am due to fly from Spain to Belgium where I will then go overland to my home in northern France, returning from a business trip. I am unvaccinated and have tested negative (PCR) on two occasions: ...
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Is it ok to provide match tickets from third party sites

I'm applying for spanish tourist visa to watch my team play but the official tickets don't go on sale until a week from the match. Is it ok if i buy tickets from a third party site to attach with my ...
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EU national entering in USA with a single vaccination shot

A Spaniard friend of mine is planning to travel to the USA. He has the vaccination certificate saying that he is fully vaccinated. The problem is that, in Spain (and perhaps other countries) for ...
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Noise in hotels in Spain (outside party locations)

I've heard that Spain is one of the loudest countries in the world, where noise ordinance is not very valued. How it looks like in hotels? I'm interested in the locations near the shore or mountains, ...
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Should I follow COVID restrictions for the destination country only or also the layover country?

Departure: United States -> Germany (layover) -> Spain Return: Spain -> Germany (layover) -> United States I'm a US citizen traveling from USA to Spain this October. The flight has a ...
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Do I Need an FCS (Passenger Locator Form) if Entering Spain by Road?

Thanks for helping out. I'm entering Spain via a flight to France and then coach transfer to Santander in Cantabria. I have all in order to arrive in France but would like to understand: If I need an ...
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What sort of Covid test do I need to board a Ryanair flight from Spain to England?

Currently, the UK government says (in https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england): Type of test The test must meet performance standards of ≥97% ...
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Can I travel from Spain to England currently with only one vaccine dose, but a prior recovery from Covid-19?

Can a 26 year old Spanish citizen and resident currently travel to England from Spain by air, without quarantine, if they have previously recovered from a Covid-19 infection and have had a single dose ...
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Can I fly from Spain to UK with an Irish certificate of citizenship and a Bolivian passport?

My son will have an Irish Certificate of Citizenship within the next few weeks, hopefully. We're hoping to go to Northern Ireland at the end of the year, and it seems unlikely we'll have time to get ...
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Certificate of Citizenship, but no passport [duplicate]

My son will have an Irish Certificate of Citizenship within the next few weeks, hopefully. We're hoping to go to Northern Ireland at the end of the year, and it seems unlikely we'll have time to get ...
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Can I enter Spain with a Ukrainian passport traveling from a non-EU country?

I have dual citizenship (Cuban and Ukrainian), and I currently reside in Cuba. I don't have Ukrainian residency. Since July 27th, Ukraine is included in the list of countries that are not considered ...
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Gibraltar to Spain border passport stamping

I am a US citizen with Spanish residency. I have been living in Gibraltar for two months but I heard they start stamping passports now for non Gibraltar residents and I never received an entry stamp ...
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Travelling to Algeria through Barcelona

I am contacting you guys concerning problems during my trip through Barcelona Airport. I have booked two separate flight from the UK to Barcelona with Vueling, and then Barcelona to Algeria with Air ...
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Should I book with a Vueling flight although its previous flights have been canceled? [closed]

I want to book with Vueling VY7475 flight on the 1st of September. however, its previous record isn't promising, its flight history here shows that all its flights have been canceled last year and ...
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