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Driving in Spain

Can I drive in Spain?

07 April 2009 by Anna Staford

Travelling to Spain

You must be at least 18 years old:

Driving in Spain is limited by the age of the driver. To drive in Spain you must be at least 18 years old. To rent a vehicle, you must be at least 21.

You must have a valid driver's licence:

Driving permit for Spain

If you are a citizen of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein: all you need is your valid driver's licence. If you are other country, you will need an International Driver's Licence. So driving in Spain for foreign people is not a problem. Do you want to use your car in Spain? In addition to the requirements mentioned above, tourists using their own car should be aware that they may beasked to show any of the following:

Temporary vehicle registration:

You may request it at the customs. This permit has a period of validity of six months.

Read also: Famous Places in Spain

Driving in Spain with vehicle insurance:

If you are from the European Union, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, from Eastern Europe, or form Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Switzerland, Estonia, Israel, Iran, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Morocco, Moldavia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Tunisia, Turkey, or Ukraine: your car insurance will go by the Green Card System, which is the International Insurance Certificate of Civil Responsibility.

If you are from a country other than the ones mentioned above: You will need to get a Border Insurance (a mandatory temporary insurance for all motor vehicles). Since conditions may vary, we recommend you contact your local Spanish Consulate or Embassy for more information on these requirements.

Vehicle insurance Spain

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Policies for single trips are available for people aged up to 89 for European travel, or to 74 for Worldwide cover. Cover for many pre-existing medical conditions are included, others may require you to make a quick telephone call to ensure that you will be insured in the event of a re-occurrence, or in case it causes you to cancel a pre-booked holiday. To get an instant quote and arrange cover securely online fill out the forms on the Globelink travel insurance quotation wizard.

These telephone numbers will link you to Globelink's office:

All Countries: +44 (0) 1353 699082.

Spain: 00 34 966 26 5000 or +00 34 951 24 2434.

Read also: Any Vaccination Needed to Travel to Spain?

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