Spanish authorities can ask holidaymakers to show they have enough cash for their trips at the rate of €100 or £85 per day, according to the Daily Record.
In addition, the same shows that the financial requirements go even further after travelers must have at least €900, along with two other forms of proof, a return or onward ticket as well as proof of accommodation, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
Travelers are also required to provide these additional documents during the summer tourist season, after travel companies in the UK reacted with dismay adding that Spain could ease many of these rules instead of tightening restrictions, especially due to the fact that the UK is Spain’s most important market.
According to UK local media, the changes follow a significant shift in measures to ease airport congestion for holidaymakers arriving in Spain by allowing UK passport holders to use automatic electronic gates to enter the country.
Recently, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that passport rules for UK holidaymakers had changed, allowing them to use e-gates despite not being EU nationals.
Still, the UK Foreign Office has pointed out that its nationals may be required to have three additional documents in order to pass through Spanish e-gates.
In this regard, the British Foreign Office has pointed out that at the Spanish border control they may be required to present a return or onward ticket, to prove that they have enough money for their stay and to show proof of accommodation.
In addition, the Foreign Office has clarified that UK holidaymakers can either show a hotel booking confirmation, an invitation from a host, or their address if they are staying with a third party, family or friends.
“The Spanish government has clarified that the ‘Carta de invitation’ is one of the options available to prove that you have accommodation if you are staying with friends or family,” underlined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Besides those mentioned above, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised everyone to check if their passport is stamped when entering or leaving the Schengen area via Spain.
Spain is one of the favorite travel destinations for internationals. According to figures previously provided by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, more than 8.2 million international passengers visited Spain in June, meaning the numbers were close to those before. the spread of the coronavirus.
In addition, it was reported that Spain had reached almost 85.5% of the levels recorded in the same month in 2019, while surpassing those recorded in June last year.