How much cash do I need to holiday in Spain?

Under post-Brexit rules, Spanish border officials can ask travellers to show that they have 'economic resources' to cover the cost of their trip. This amounts to €100 for each day of their trip. They must also possess a minimum of €900 for their whole stay.

What is the best way to carry money in Spain?

Money and credit cards are best carried round in a money belt. For other small items simply carry around an ordinary-looking "day bag" this way no one can tell what is in the bag. Keep valuables out of sight whenever you can.

Should I pay cash or card in Spain?

In Spain you can pay in cash in almost all cases, and usually only Euros are accepted. In some cases, if the payment is made through a machine, it may be necessary to pay by card. The option to pay with credit and debit cards, mainly Visa and Mastercard, is very widespread.

How much cash do I need for 2 weeks in Spain?

Is it best to take euros or bank card to Spain?

Avoid paying anything with your credit card (unless it's an emergency and you don't have enough travel funds). Don't exchange your local currency into euros after arriving in Spain. Local banks, exchange offices and hotels tend to apply incredibly high commission rates.

Should I use cash or card in Spain?

You can pay by card virtually anywhere in Spain – from large cities like Madrid or Barcelona, to remote villages on the coast. Some places though (like tobacco shops or bus recharge spots) do not accept card payments for very small transactions (under €10) so it is advisable to carry some cash around.

Is Spain mostly cashless?

Is Spain mostly cashless? No! Compared to many other European nations like Sweden and Norway, Spain still has a high amount of cash transactions on a daily basis, especially for in-person transactions.

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