Holidays in winter
Americans: US citizens require a passport valid for period of intended stay and a return ticket or proof of onward travel. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.
UK nationals: UK citizens must hold a passport, but no visa is required for a maximum stay of 90 days for those holding a passport endorsed British Citizen, European Community, British Dependent Territories Citizen or British Subject. Other UK passport holders require a visa and a passport valid at least three months beyond visa expiry date.
Canadians: Canadians require a passport valid for period of intended stay and a return ticket or proof of onward travel. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.
South Africans: South Africans should apply in advance for a visa to enter Spain. Passports should be valid for at least three months beyond expiry date of visa.
Australians: Australian citizens require a passport valid for at least period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.
New Zealanders: New Zealand nationals require a passport valid for the period of intended stay, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to three months.
Irish nationals: Irish nationals require a valid passport, but a visa is not necessary for a stay of up to three months.
Passport/Visa Note: The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all. Non-EU nationals must hold a return or onward ticket. All visitors may be asked for proof of financial means for their stay in Spain.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate...