Spain is one of 26 member countries of the Schengen Convention, under which 22 EU countries (all but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK) plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland have abolished checks at common borders.
The visa situation for entering Spain is as follows:
- Citizens or residents of EU & Schengen countries No visa required.
- Citizens or residents of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand & the USA No visa required for tourist visits not exceeding 90 days per 6-month period.
- Other countries Check with a Spanish embassy or consulate – a comprehensive list of countries whose passport holders will require a visa can be found here
Please note visas will take at least between 2-4 weeks to be issued. Participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure they receive their visa in time.