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## Can You Travel to Spain on a South African Passport?

Yes, South African passport holders can travel to Spain for tourism or business purposes without a visa for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

### Visa Requirements

* **Visa-free entry:** For stays up to 90 days within a 180-day period
* **Visa required:** For stays longer than 90 days or for purposes other than tourism or business

### Visa-Free Entry Conditions

* Hold a valid South African passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the intended departure date from Spain
* Proof of onward or return travel
* Sufficient funds to cover the duration of your stay

### Applying for a Visa

If you need a visa for your trip to Spain, you can apply at the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country. The following documents are typically required:

* Completed visa application form
* Valid passport
* Two recent passport-sized photos
* Proof of financial means
* Proof of accommodation
* Travel itinerary
* Medical insurance
* Letter of invitation (if applicable)

### Entry and Exit Requirements

Upon arrival in Spain, you will need to present your passport and visa (if applicable) at the border control. You may also be asked to provide proof of onward or return travel and sufficient funds.

When departing Spain, you must present your passport and boarding pass at the border control.

### Additional Information

* South African citizens are eligible for the ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System), which is an electronic travel authorization that will be required for visa-free travel to the Schengen Area (which includes Spain) starting in 2023.
* You are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance before your trip to Spain.
* Please note that the visa requirements for Spain may change, so it is always best to check with the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country for the most up-to-date information.

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