FCO Travel Advice for - Spain

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  • There have been several deaths as a result of falls from balconies. Don’t take any unnecessary risks, especially when under the influence of drink or drugs. See Balcony Falls.

  • Over 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • You should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. See Health
  • Some medical costs aren’t covered by the EHIC so you should also take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

  • Be alert to the existence of street crime. Thieves tend to target money and passports so don’t keep them all in one place. Keep a copy of your passport somewhere safe. See Crime

  • Our pocket sized leaflet and wallet card contain travel tips, phone numbers and expressions you may need in an emergency, plus information on what our Consulates can and can’t do to help.
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