by Alvaro Villegas
The documentation required to travel to Spain varies according to the country of origin.
If you are a citizen of a EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card. Additionally, in the case of a minor travelling with an ID document, this must be accompanied by written permission from the parents.
If you come from USA: VISA at the airport upon arrival, the maximum stay is 90 days.
The currency in Spain is the euro, the same as in other European Union countries.
Arrival and departure point is Madrid, the capital of the country. Some direfferent airline companies from US operated this country; Iberia, American Airlines, Delta, Continental airlines, United airlines and Southwest.
In general terms, Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe.
The Spanish National Health Service has an extensive network of health centres and hospitals throughout the country. Also, in rural areas and in small villages there are local surgeries open on certain days with visits from healthcare staff from the region.
You do not need any vaccinations against illness to travel to Spain.
Spain, one of the warmest countries in Europe, Nevertheless, variety is the main characteristic of the climate here, due to Spain’s immense geographical diversity.
However, in the higher parts of the country, the climate is harsher and it is common to see snow from the beginning of winter to the end of spring. This is the case of the Pyrenees, the mountains of Sierra Nevada, the Central and Iberian ranges, and the Cantabrian Mountains, amongst others.
Spanish is the official language in the entire national territory. However, other languages coexist with Spanish in certain regions of Spain. These are: Catalan in Catalonia, Galician in Galicia, Euskera/Basque in the Basque Country, Valencian in the Valencia Region and a particular variety of Catalan spoken on the Balearic Islands.
Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is Catholic.