Foreign Office passport warning for people visiting Spain

PONIENTE BEACH: Well-kept promenades are one of Benidorm’s principal assets Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

Foreign Office passport warning for people visiting Spain. Brit holidaymakers wanting to travel to Spain should check out the new travel advice that has been issued.

The Foreign Office updated their advice on November 15, according to The Liverpool Echo. The new advice says that Brits should check their passport has been stamped when entering or exiting the Schengen area via Spain.

The foreign office explained: “Border guards will use passport stamps to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in the Schengen area.

“If relevant entry or exit stamps are not in your passport, border guards will presume that you have overstayed your visa-free limit.

“You can show evidence of when and where you entered or exited the Schengen area, and ask the border guards to add this date and location in your passport. Examples of acceptable evidence include boarding passes and tickets.”

Brit holidaymakers should make sure their passports are stamped as they enter or leave Spain.

Holidaymakers could possibly find they need to prove they have enough money for their holiday or prove they have organised appropriate accommodation when passing through Spanish border controls.

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Alex Glenn

Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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