Spain Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Spain. 

Passport & Visas

If you are a European citizen, you don’t need to obtain a visa to enter Spain, as it is a European country included within the Schengen area. For stays shorter than three months, the citizens of the following countries do not require a visa: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Please check the specific requirements for your nationality before planning a trip to Spain.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Spain, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Spain travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Spain travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Spain travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Spain is from June to August in the high season, when the sun is shining in full force, the Iberian coast is brimming with life, and a cultural experience is most promising. The weather is hot and dry throughout the season, with an average temperature of 30°C. Temperatures climb up to 36°C at the heart of Andalusia while the sea breeze provides a refreshment around Barcelona. Pack light clothes and enough sunscreen if you are planning a trip to Spain in the summer. The lack of humidity will make walking tours in Spain’s world-famous attractions enjoyable.

Summer is also the best time to visit Spain for the ultimate cultural experience, as the entire country is under the magical influence of slow living. Party it out in the Spanish way, or enjoy serene evenings accompanied by the Spanish guitar.

  • The Shoulder Season

Spring and Fall are also perfect times for the best places to visit in Spain. The weather is mildly warm and remains dry until December. Temperatures stay at comfortable levels in the mid-20s, making it leisurely to explore the historic cities and must-see sights with long walking tours. In early autumn, the entire country breathes life with the dynamism of the harvest season. It is when you will capture scenes of quintessential Spanish life. Visit Spain in spring or fall to avoid the crowds and make deeper connections with its authentic culture.

Spain travel advice
Passport & Visas

If you are a European citizen, you don’t need to obtain a visa to enter Spain, as it is a European country included within the Schengen area. For stays shorter than three months, the citizens of the following countries do not require a visa: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Please check the specific requirements for your nationality before planning a trip to Spain.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Spain, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Spain travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Spain travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Spain travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Spain is from June to August in the high season, when the sun is shining in full force, the Iberian coast is brimming with life, and a cultural experience is most promising. The weather is hot and dry throughout the season, with an average temperature of 30°C. Temperatures climb up to 36°C at the heart of Andalusia while the sea breeze provides a refreshment around Barcelona. Pack light clothes and enough sunscreen if you are planning a trip to Spain in the summer. The lack of humidity will make walking tours in Spain’s world-famous attractions enjoyable.

Summer is also the best time to visit Spain for the ultimate cultural experience, as the entire country is under the magical influence of slow living. Party it out in the Spanish way, or enjoy serene evenings accompanied by the Spanish guitar.

  • The Shoulder Season

Spring and Fall are also perfect times for the best places to visit in Spain. The weather is mildly warm and remains dry until December. Temperatures stay at comfortable levels in the mid-20s, making it leisurely to explore the historic cities and must-see sights with long walking tours. In early autumn, the entire country breathes life with the dynamism of the harvest season. It is when you will capture scenes of quintessential Spanish life. Visit Spain in spring or fall to avoid the crowds and make deeper connections with its authentic culture.

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Money Matters

The currency in Spain is the Euro (EUR). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except in some small shops.

We recommend carrying small amounts of cash with you at all times, and adding a 10% tip to your bill if you are content with the service in the restaurants.

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The Food Scene

Spain has several star dishes that have made it to the higher ranks of international cuisine. The Spanish do love dining and wining, rituals that constitute a majority of daily life.

Try the famous paella, some churros for dessert, and tortillas for breakfast. If you are in the mood for snacks, there is always the myriad Spanish tapas coming to your rescue.

Spain is a significant wine headquarter in Europe, home to over 50% of the continent’s vineyards. Spice up your day with some tasty selections. No trip to Spain is complete without a sip of the frisky Sangria.

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Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Spain has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

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