Spain is one of the most popular destinations for passengers traveling from Newcastle Airport.
Ryanair, Jet2 and TUI are some of the airlines with direct routes from Newcastle International Airport to peninsular Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands.
As well as peak summer flights, there are connections to Spain all year round, including popular winter sun destinations such as Tenerife and Lanzarote.
Families, couples and young groups alike have plenty of options in mainland Spain, including routes to Alicante for the ever-popular Benidorm, as well as to the Balearic Islands such as Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.
For city breaks, there are direct flights from Newcastle to Barcelona.
Travel rules to Spain 2023
Since Brexit was completed, the rules for UK passport holders traveling to Spain have changed. And they are scheduled to change again later in 2023.
Passports and visas
UK passport holders have restrictions on how long they can spend in Spain as visa-free tourists. A visa is not required to travel to Spain if you hold a UK passport (but the visa exemption will be later in the year, more on this later).
Without a visa, UK passport holders can only spend up to 90 days of a 180-day period in the Schengen Zone, which includes Spain, as tourists. That means you can spend up to three months of a six-month period in Spain, along with most EU countries, visa-free.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says: “If you are visiting Spain and need to extend your stay without a visa for exceptional reasons, such as a medical emergency, you must apply to the immigration (Overseas) authorities.”
There are also rules regarding passport validity and expiration dates.
To enter Spain, UK passports must be issued less than 10 years before the date of entry into Spain and must be valid for at least three months after you plan to leave Spain.
If your passport was extended, check the date of issue. That issue date must be less than 10 years ago for it to be valid to enter Spain.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds: “You should check that your passport meets these requirements before travelling. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, additional months may have been added to your validity date. expiration (but the issue date may be more than 10 years old).”
Make sure your passport is stamped when arriving and leaving Spain, even if you go through an electronic gate. You may also be asked to provide proof of funds and accommodation.
There are no coronavirus restrictions for passengers arriving in Spain from the United Kingdom
Fee to enter Schengen countries, including Spain, available at the end of 2023
He ETIAS visa waiver It will give UK passport holders the same rights they have now (spending 90 days of a 180-day period in the Schengen zone), but they will have to apply and approve it. The fee is expected to be around £7 and the exemption will last for three years.