UK Tourists Now Need To Show Proof Of Accommodation & Invitation Letter To Enter Spain

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

12 Mar 2024

Brits heading to Spain will now need to show proof of accommodation in order to gain entry into the country.

Holiday makers will need to present booking confirmation for a hotel or Airbnb, proof of address if visiting their own property or their second home in Spain, or proof of address if staying with friends, family, or another third party.

Not just that, visitors will also need to show a “carta de invitación” or an invitation letter their Airbnb host, friends or family.

The official document must be collected by a person legally residing in Spain at the closest police office in order to host a non-EU national.

Those who cannot present these two legal documents may be fined as much as £8,000 or sent home.

This move follows plans to close bars and restaurants early across the country which have been received as hostile by both Spanish citizens and UK tourist claiming it would kill the nightlife they have become accustomed to.

Isabel Diaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, said on X: “Spain has the best nightlife in the world, with streets full of life and freedom.

“And they also provide jobs. They want us Puritans, materialists, socialists, without soul, without light and without restaurants because they feel like it. Bored and at home.” Jose Luis Yzuel, president of Hospitality of Spain, also criticised the move.