Before travelling, all passengers must find out about the documents required for their destination. These documents vary depending on the origin, destination and date, so it is advisable to check before travelling.
You must also check whether you meet the medical requirements for entering the country.
The official IATA website provides information on the documents and vaccinations needed by nationality for your journey: http://www.iatatravelcentre.com
Below is a summary of the basic documents required for tourist visits to the most popular destinations.
Spanish Nationals Domestic flightsNational ID card or passportDriving licence issued in Spain Schengen DestinationsShow detailsNational ID card or valid passport EU / Non-SchengenNational ID card or valid passport Non-EU / Non-SchengenPassportVisa if required USA and Puerto Rico Brazil CubaValid passport and tourist visa (obtained from Embassies, Consulates, or authorised agencies)All visitors must have travel insurance, obtained in the country of origin, to cover any and all medical expenses that may be incurred. United KingdomNational ID card or valid passport Nationals of the European Union plus Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Domestic flightsNational ID card or passportDriving licence issued in SpainValid residence permit from Schengen state Schengen DestinationsShow detailsNational ID card or valid passport EU / Non-SchengenNational ID card or valid passport Non-EU / Non-SchengenPassportVisa if required USA and Puerto Rico Brazil CubaValid passport and tourist visa (obtained from Embassies, Consulates, or authorised agencies)All visitors must have travel insurance, obtained in the country of origin, to cover any and all medical expenses that may be incurred. United KingdomNational ID card or valid passport Passengers from other countries Domestic flightsPassportVisa depending on nationality Schengen DestinationsShow detailsPassportVisa depending on nationality or residence permit issued by a Schengen country EU / Non-SchengenPassportVisa depending on nationality Non-EU / Non-SchengenPassportVisa depending on nationality USA and Puerto Rico Brazil CubaValid passport and tourist visa (obtained from Embassies, Consulates, or authorised agencies)All visitors must have travel insurance, obtained in the country of origin, to cover any and all medical expenses that may be incurred. United KingdomNational ID card or valid passportVisa depending on nationality
- Germany Austria
- Iceland (non-EU)
- Liechtenstein (non-EU)
- Norway (non-EU)
- Czech Republic
- Switzerland (non-EU)
Flights to USA
As a reminder, international travelers using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the United States should apply as soon as possible but not less than 72 hours before their international flight is scheduled to depart.
Due to changes in ESTA application processing, real-time approvals will no longer be available. Applicants who apply on the same day of their flight’s departure risk not having an approved ESTA prior to their scheduled departure. International travelers without an approved ESTA will not be authorized to board their flight.
What to do?
Go to the website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/and carefully follow the steps indicated. The information you provide over this site will be encrypted and will remain totally confidential. You will need to keep the reference number of the response. The information is in the official languages of the 34 countries included on the list drawn up by the United States. These are countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter the US for stays of less than 90 days.
Does the authorisation expire?
The authorisation is valid for 2 years or until your passport has expired (if it expires in less than 2 years). You can go to the website and complete the application without having a plane or boat ticket. With the reference number generated by the system, once you have decided on the dates and booked your trip, you can return to the site, enter this reference number and complete the missing information. You can update your information as many times as necessary provided that you remember your reference number. The time limit for making changes is 72 hours prior to your flight.
What should I do if I do not receive ESTA approval?
You should contact the consulate to request a visa.
Do children need ESTA approval?
Yes, all travellers must have authorisation from the US Government.
Do I need a receipt?
No, although the Embassy recommends printing your request and the corresponding approval as the system may cause some confusion.
If I have a current visa, do I need to apply for ESTA?
No. Any citizen with a visa can enter and leave the USA as many times as they wish provided their situation remains unchanged.
Does ESTA guarantee me entry into the USA?
No. It is the border authorities who have the final say.
Flights to Brazil
The Spanish tourists that fly to Brazil from the 2nd of April 2012 will need to have a return ticket, and enough economic resources for their stance on the country while travelling.
The Brazilian authorities will demand:
- Passport, with at least 6 month validity.
- Return ticket with date specified.
- Proof of enough economic resources of at least a minimum of 170 reales ( 80 euros ) per day . In order to proof this , a valid credit card will need to be presented and the last ticket to be able to check the limit.
- In the case of a hotel accommodation, it will be necessary the paid booking document.
- In the case of a private home, a letter from the resident of the city will be demanded , informing of the duration of the stance regarding the Spanish resident. The letter will have to be certified in front of a Brazilian notary public together with a residency certificate issued by the resident.
- Like before, a visa won’t be need it, unless the stance in the city is longer than 90 days or other motives.
- The greater rigidity in compliance with the requirements of entry will only be applied to Spanish tourists and not to Schengen countries citizens.
- The new measures have been notified at Spain Brazilian consulates and the Spanish authorities.
- Individuals who enter the Country or leave him with funds in national or foreign currency with an amount exceeding R $ 10,000.00 (ten thousand reais) or its equivalent in other currencies, shall submit to the unity of the Secretaria da Receita Federal which has jurisdiction over the place of their entry into the Country or their departure from the Country, the statement of values in cash, checks and "traveler's checks" that are porting.
- (Instruction established by the Brazil Ministry of Finance, under section III of paragraph 1 of art. 65 of Law No. 9.069/95. Central Bank Resolution No. 2.534/98, conveyed in his art. 1 )
Passengers whose residence status cannot be verified through the Development Ministry's Automatic Resident Accreditation System must demonstrate their residency status using one of the following:
- Children under 14 with no ID (DNI) must always travel with a travel census certificate (certificado de empadronamiento para viaje), as it is not possible to check them through the Development Minstry system without a DNI.
- Spanish, EU and Icelandic, Liechtenstein, Norwegian and Swiss citizens: a travel census certificate issued by the local council, together with ID (DNI) or passport.
- Non-EU citizens must carry a travel census certificate issued by their local council, together with their Spanish residency card, showing they are related to an EU citizen or a long-term or permanent resident.
- Members of parliament and senators: official credentials providing evidence of their position.
These documents must be up-to-date at the time of the flight.
No documents other than those stated above will be accepted.
A national identity card or passport can be used to prove someone's identity, but not their residency status. Air Europa reserves the right to refuse to let any passenger embark if it detects any anomaly, or if the passenger cannot demonstrate their residency through a residence certificate.
If the passenger is entitled to a resident's discount, the ID (DNI) or passport they present must be current at the time of the flight.
Passengers with a subsidized ticket for a large-family discount must demonstrate this at the airport, through their identification document and current large-family accreditation. Checks will be carried out to ensure that the beneficiary's name matches the name on the ticket.
- On domestic flights, children under 14 years old are exempt from carrying documentation. However, they may be asked to present their family record book.
- For international flights, minors under 18 years old must travel with a valid Spanish ID card or passport. A visa must also be carried if required by the destination country.
Children travelling alone
- On domestic flights, children under 14 years old are exempt from carrying documentation. However, they may be asked to present their family record book. For children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old to travel alone, their parents or legal guardians must present a minor travel consent form, which can be obtained at police stations, civil guard stations, courts, notary public offices, and local government offices.
- On international flights, minors under 18 years old who are not accompanied by their parents or legal guardian must present a minor travel consent form, which can be obtained at police stations, civil guard stations, courts, notary public offices, and local government offices.
- The unaccompanied minor service must be requested in advance.