Questions tagged [spain]

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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Is it possible to walk along the coast from Barcelona to Gibraltar?

I am thinking to make a walking trip along the sea from Barcelona south to the Strait of Gibraltar. I used Google Maps and I saw that it offered me almost all highways. Is it even possible to walk on ...
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Roads classification in Spain

While I am looking for some nice roads in Spain for my next roadtrip, I noticed that the roads there have different numbera A-, B-, N- etc, some of them have even a letter at the end (C-1412a) What is ...
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Spain visa: bank statement less than 3 months old

I'm a Non-EU student studying in the UK. Is it possible to apply for the Spain visa with a bank statement less than 3 months? Mine is only 2 and a half months because that's how long I've been in the ...
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Is Thursday a “party” day in Spain or Germany?

I’m from Brazil, and here, in almost every city, Thursdays are days which adults (> 25 y/o) go out and have some fun, staying up until late even if they got to go to work the next Friday morning. ...
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What does it mean for a traveler to be “from a country” for the purposes of travel to Spain?

As of June 21st, Spain has reopened its borders for the majority of European countries. On July 1st, it will be open to many more travelers. In articles, it usually says that travel will be open to ...
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Traveling the Camino Trail during Covid

I am an American who plans to do the Camino Trail via the Coastal Portuguese way. I am wondering what the difference in travel restrictions means to walkers in both Portugal and Spain, and if towns I ...
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Any information on this secret / hidden cave in A Coruña, Spain?

There's what 'may be' ( don't know ! ) an intentionally secret / hidden cave in A Coruña' city in Spain. Is there any information about it anywhere ? It's on public land, right next to, and below, ...
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Travel Spain-Poland

I had a scheduled flight on Sept. 18 to Wroclaw to start my PhD program. Poland banned direct flights from Spain (https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/informacje-dla-podrozujacych), so the only option ...
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How to deal with the fake police scam in Spain?

I have read so many internet articles about safety in Spain, and the fake police scam is one of the most mentioned problems. Most of those reported cases are that the victims are surrounded by group ...
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Travel insurance (medical costs) when traveling from UK to Spain (Fuerteventura)

I am a UK resident (Swiss citizen) and will be traveling from the UK to Fuerteventura next week. At this point, the FCO advice is to avoid all but essential travel. The airline offers a free date ...
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I, a Russian citizen, was denied a flight from Alicante through London without a transit visa

Alicante - Luton - Moscow I am a citizen of Russia. I have a Russian passport. I also have a residence permit for Spain. Yesterday, September 13, 2020, RyanAir staff denied me boarding on an Alicante-...
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Can I self-isolate in a different country from the UK and then travel to the UK without being in solitary confinement again?

I am a Spanish citizen and I would like to travel to the UK from Spain, Edinburgh more specifically. But currently, I would need to self-isolate for 14 days since the country is not on the list of ...
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Where to see the last Arabian flag in Andalus (Spain) and history of Andalus in general

In which museum in Spain I can find the last flag of the Arabian armies that used to occupy Spain for 700 years (Andalus). All I find about it in the net is this photo which seems like a festival for ...
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Spanish road users - Roundabouts

When driving in Spain or its islands (Lanzarote, Ibiza etc) I have noticed that the locals tend to drive around roundabouts in the outer lane, ALWAYS, even when going all the way around. Whereas in ...
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Sending money to a friend stuck abroad without a debit card?

A friend of mine is stuck in Spain without a debit card, and I'm trying to send her some cash by whatever means available from here in the US. None of the bank branches near her are American, they're ...
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I want to quick vacation in a country, and then fly to another for a longer stay

I'm looking to travel from Bulgaria to Spain for a vacation (into smoking clubs obviously) and after my relax period of 2/3 days I would like to travel to my family in Italy for a longer stay. Will I ...
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Transport pass for one week in Mallorca

I will be in Mallorca for one week. Is there transport card, weekly pass or something like this? I've been last year in Malta and I bought one card and was able to travel with their public transport ...
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Problem at filling self declaration COVID – 19 Italy

Good morning. I have seen that, in order to travel from an Italian airport to a Spanish one it is necessary to fill out the following form: https://www.jet2.com/-/media/jet2/flights/pdf/travel-...
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Where to find information about coronavirus travel restrictions for different countries (Spain and Bulgaria) [duplicate]

I need to travel to both Spain and Bulgaria in the next month. Unfortunately, there is a 14 day quarantine period for entry to the UK from either of these countries, so I would have a significant wait ...
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Does my Spanish youth mobility visa automatically change to a tourist visa once it expires? or do i need to get a new stamp? [duplicate]

So I'm about to come to the end of my stay in Spain on my Youth Mobility Visa. Now I just married my partner and we have an appointment to get my residency card here, but it is after the expiry date ...
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Spanish Schengen visa can I enter another country due to Covid [duplicate]

I have a multi entry Schengen visa issued by Spain for tourism, I live the UK which has imposed a 14 day quarantine on people returning from Spain, can I cancel my Spanish trip and use the visa to go ...
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Did Spain change its travel restrictions with respect to the United Kingdom?

On the IATA site, among the many categories that are listed as able to enter Spain are "passengers arriving from" certain countries, and "residents of" certain countries "when ...
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What is the easiest way to travel between western Europe and Morocco without using plane? [closed]

France in the 1980s, and Spain in the 2000s opened high-speed train network. Morocco opened a high-speed train line between Tanger and Kenitra in 2018, and they're constructing it further south ...
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Is it legal in Spain for a male airport security guard to ask you to lift up your blouse and swab your bare stomach?

I was randomly picked for a paper swab at Bilbao airport. I was asked to come behind a screen with a male security guard, although I am a single female. He asked me to lift up my blouse and proceeded ...
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Are there US Customs restrictions on buying alcohol online from Spain to be shipped to USA? [closed]

Are there any USA Customs restrictions involving buying alcohol onlin (specifically two 1-liter bottles of honey rum) from Spain (the Canary Islands) to be shipped to USA (NYC)? I found an overseas ...
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What kind of visa do I need for a partially paid internship in Spain?

I am an Indian citizen and a Spanish Institute (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) has accepted my research stay proposal for a stay of almost 3 months (less than 90 days). They will be paying me ...
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Car travel through France to Spain - what restrictions are in place due to Covid19? [closed]

I have a villa in Spain that I was planning to go to at the end of July. I know that all borders were at one time closed - but I am also now told that they are open? but, in Spain, you need a green ...
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Ibiza car hire late at night

I booked tickets to Ibiza, arranged accommodation and am booking a car now but what I have found is that all offices close at 23:00. My flight is scheduled at 01:00 in night. Is there a way to hire a ...
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Which police force is responsible for ports/harbors/marinas in Spain?

It's quite well known that Spain has a few different types of Police. However, just how many different types are there and what are their roles? For example, who/what body of police is responsible ...
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Travel to Europe countries amidst COVID-19 [duplicate]

I have got Spain visa for 1 month duration based on the itinerary and other documents that I submitted. In the itinerary I mentioned that Spain will be the point of entry, followed by France and ...
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Do they check passport numbers at the Alhambra?

I've booked tickets to visit the Alhambra in Granada. During the booking process, I had to supply the passport numbers of everyone visiting. However, my passport will have expired by the time I intend ...
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Tourist visa, Spain, teaching English?

Is it legal for someone on a tourist visa to earn cash by giving English tuition (1 on 1 or private academies) in Spain? I know there's a hefty freelancer registration system in place, but I've been ...
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Is traveling to Spain safe during the COVID-19 outbreak? [closed]

First of all, I will honestly admit that I adopted the style of question from the following thread: Is traveling to Italy safe during the COVID-19 outbreak? However, unlike Nevi, I intend to ...
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Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain

I lost my passport and my schengen visa in Spain. How can I get a new schengen visa ASAP? I have already booked my flight which cost me more than 800 euro and my trip will start next Tuesday December ...
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Return flights to Spain from the UK

I want to book flights from UK to Spain for my son and have found that the outward journey is cheap but the return journey is much more expensive. Why? It used to be that the outward journey was ...
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Do I need return flight proof in order to board from Madrid to Montevideo with Iberia?

I'm French and am gonna travel soon from Madrid, Spain to Montevideo, Uruguay with the Spanish air company Iberia. I know that some companies require from their costumers to show a proof of the return ...
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Traveling within Schengen area with a French resident card

I'm a US citizen with a 10 year French resident card (carte de séjour) and I'd like to fly to Spain. My US passport expires in a few weeks and it seems that Spain is one of those countries that ...
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What do these numbers (1, 2, 3) on taxi roofs mean?

Last week I was in Sevilla, Spain, and I noticed some of the taxis (but not all of them) were displaying a digit (often a 1 or 2, sometimes a 3) on their roof. The number was yellow on the front side ...
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Travel within EU as UK/USA dual citizen [duplicate]

I need to travel from Spain to UK and return on my US passport. Is there a reason I cannot do this? Thanks.
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Are there sterile transfer areas in Juan Santamaria airport?

I am traveling from Madrid to San Salvador via Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport. The flights with proper transfers are rather expensive so I am booking a self transfer and I am trying to get an ...
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As a former Nigerian citizen, can I travel visa free with my current Spanish passport?

I have had this question for a LONG time. I acquired Spanish citizenship 6 years ago; I´m originally from Nigeria. Every time I want to travel to Nigeria the same question comes up: Can I travel to ...
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Proof of accomodation for Spanish “Non-lucrative Residence Visa”

Is it possible to get a Spanish "Non-lucrative / Retirement Residence Visa" without providing a copy of a lease contract or property deed as proof of accommodation? The application instructions ...
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VAT refund for an online order from Germany shipped to Spain?

I am in Spain but I am not a resident of the European Union. I made an online order to a German seller who shipped the product to Spain. I got an invoice that includes Spanish sales taxes (21%). I ...
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Are there car rental companies in Tenerife which allow taking the car to neighboring islands?

Researching car rental options in Tenerife, I was surprised to find out most apparently ban ferry-hoping between islands, even though all of them are within Spain and the Schengen area. E.g. this ...
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Schengen visa for Spain

Can I apply for Schengen visa while staying in US but travel plans are from india to Europe and back to India? And do I need to confirm the tickets from US to India
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Can i travel inside shengen are with visa type D multiple entry? [duplicate]

I have a type D visa multiple entry, I am going for the purpose of studies to Spain for at least 4 MONTHS, so I was wondering if I can travel inside the Schengen area with no problems? If not, is ...
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Business or tourism for Schengen visa?

I have been trying to get a Schengen Visa for a forthcoming half business-half pleasure trip. The plan is to be in Spain for 5 days for business and head on to France for 7 days for tourism. I went to ...
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Travelling thorough schengen area while waiting for permesso

I have a long-term type D visa for studying in Italy but it will expire on 31th Jan and I have not received my permesso yet(I don't have any previous permesso) I need to take a trip to Spain on 25th ...
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Spanish Expressway Toll Refund

Recently I travelled on the tolled expressway from Valencia to Alicante Autopista AP-7 in Spain. I paid the toll amount with my card from N26. Two weeks later I see the amount has been refunded back ...
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Why do I need to report to the Spanish embassy after return to my home country?

I applied for a Schengen visa for the first time along with my family from the Spanish embassy. We were given visas successfully. However, they stamped a note only on my passport (probably because I ...

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