16 Apr, 2024 @ 18:33
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Outrage over €113 ‘daily rule’ for British tourists visiting Spain – but will it REALLY be enforced?

A NUMBER of British tourists have threatened to ‘boycott’ Spain after learning of a recently introduced travel rule.

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, a number of new regulations have been brought in that affect British visitors – since they are now considered as travelling from a ‘third’ country.

One of these rules states that they may be asked to prove they have enough money to last them the duration of their stay.

Each holidaymaker must be able to show they have €113.40 per day of their trip – meaning a family of four visiting for a week must have at least €3,175.20.

READ MORE: What is the ‘carta de invitacion’ for Brits staying at homes of friends and family in Spain?

Tourists in Tenerife this Easter (COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN)

Advice from the UK Foreign Office confirms: “If you enter the Schengen area as a tourist, you may need to provide additional documents at the border.

“As well as a valid return or onward ticket, when travelling to Spain you could be asked to show you have enough money for your stay.”

However the number of tourists being quizzed about their funds is thought to be extremely low.

During the summer, airports are often overwhelmed with passengers, meaning there is little time to make visitors show how much money they have in their bank accounts.

It means the chances you will be asked to prove your funds remains low, but possible.

However the risk is enough to put a number of Brits off visiting, reports Birmingham Live.

One person on social media: “If the country would stand together and boycott Spain in favour of other Mediterranean countries, within three months they would be begging us to come back.

“17 million visitors is a lot of money to the Spanish economy.”

A second agreed: “Stop going they’ll soon stop it. Simple. There’s bags of other places, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Italy you name it… and cheaper too.”

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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