Category: Spain

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Spain Travel Warning: UK Holidaymakers Staying With Family and Friends

UK holidaymakers who are visiting friends or family in Spain could cost them thousands if they don’t have a special letter of invitation.   Since Brexit, UK holidaymakers need to show proof of accommodation for their entire stay when visiting as a tourist. This is not a new rule for non-EU nationals visiting Spain. This is…
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Spain Tightens Visa Requirement for Senegalese Citizens

Spain stated that Senegalese nationals who wish to travel through a Spanish airport must have a transit visa. The measure came into effect on February 19, 2024. The measure was introduced by the Spanish Interior Ministry to prevent travellers from taking advantage of a layover at a Spanish airport to apply for asylum in the…
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Spain Travel Warning To Tourists Over ‘Blood Rain’

A travel advisory has been issued in Spain due to the occurrence of an atmospheric phenomenon known as Calima, also known as “blood rain.”  Authorities are urging caution, especially for individuals with respiratory problems, advising them to stay indoors, as the airborne particles associated with Calima could pose health risks, particularly for vulnerable individuals. Calima…
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Biometric Passport Checks Threaten Eurostar Services

The much-delayed post-Brexit EU Entry/Exit System (EES) is due to go into effect in October this year, and Eurostar may be driven to reduce the number of trains because the facilities at London St Pancras have been considered “inadequate” to perform these new checks. The EES is an automated IT system for registering travellers from…
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EU Updates Schengen Borders Code

The European Union Parliament, in conjunction with the Council of the EU presidency, has successfully negotiated an updated Schengen Borders Code, marking a significant step towards reinforcing seamless movement within the Schengen area. The reform aims to strengthen free movement within the Schengen area, clarify rules, and reduce the amount of temporarily reinstated border controls…
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