Spain travel advice

Spain travel advice
Most visits to Spain are trouble-free. UK passengers flying to Spain need to supply to their airline details of their date of birth, nationality, and passport number before flying.


At the moment, there is a general threat from terrorism in Spain. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

The Basque separatist group ETA has been less active in recent years and no attacks have been reported since 2009; in 2011 they declared a new ceasefire.

This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing.

As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tel: 0845 850 2829.

US Department of State

Embassies and tourist offices

Spanish Tourist Office in the USA

60 East 42nd Street, Suite 5300 (53rd Floor), New York, NY 10165-0039 USA
Telephone: (212) 265 8822 (visits by appointment only).
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Spanish Embassy and Consulate in the USA

2375 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Telephone: (202) 452 0100 or (202) 728 2330 (consulate).
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Spanish Consulate in the UK

20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ, UK
Telephone: (020) 7589 8989.
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1400 (visa information by appointment only).

Spanish Embassy in the UK

39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB, UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 5555.
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1400

Spanish National Tourist Office in the UK

Second Floor, 79 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6XB, UK
Telephone: 00800 1010 5050 for tourist information or (020 7317 2011) to make an appointment.
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0915-1600 (by appointment only. Appointments must be booked by 13.30).

British Embassy in Spain

Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Telephone: (917) 146 300.
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0830-1700 (embassy); Mon-Fri 0830 – 1330 (consulate).