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Visa

World Hospital Congress delegates are responsible for securing a Schengen visa (if applicable) in time for the event. IHF, La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals and Grupo RIC (local congress organizers) hold no responsibility for the application and process of visas. We highly recommend that you apply for a visa early to avoid inconveniences. You can go to www.schengenvisainfo.com or consult your preferred travel agency for more information.

 

Should you need an invitation letter, please contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com

Citizens of Which Countries Need a Schengen Visa to go to Europe?

The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any member country of the Schengen Area are:

 

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burma/Myanmar

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Comoros

Congo

Cote D’ivoire

Cuba

Dem. Rep. Of Congo

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

North Korea

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Jamaica

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Mauritania

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Northern Mariana’s

Oman

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Palestinian Authority

Philippines

Qatar

Russia

Rwanda

Sao Tome And Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Citizens of Which Countries Don’t Need a Schengen Visa to enter Europe?

The countries whose citizens are not required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any member country of the Schengen Area for tourism or business purposes are:

 

Albania*

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Australia

Bahamas

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina*

Brazil

Brunei

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

El Salvador

Georgia

Grenada

Guatemala

Holy See (Vatican City State)

Honduras

Hong Kong S.A.R***

Israel

Japan

Kiribati

Macao S.A.R***

Malaysia

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova*

Monaco

Montenegro*

Nauru

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Macedonia*

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent

Samoa

Serbia*

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Korea

Taiwan**

Timor Leste

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela

* Visa-free regime applies to citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia only if they are holders of biometric passports.

** Visa-free regime applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan only if their passport contains an identity card number.

*** Visa-free regime applies only to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” passport.
*** Visa-free regime applies only to holders of a “Região Administrativa Especial de Macau” passport.

VISA APPLICATION FORM 

Proceed to the following link to complete the visa application form.

 

Entry Requirements

This section describes the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.

Entry into Spain for stays not exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period is subject to the conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) Nº 2016/399, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 9 March 2016 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)

 

Being in possession of a valid passport or travel document

The document must be valid for at least three months following the projected exit from the territory of the Members States, and must have been issued within the last ten years. Citizens from any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid national identity document or passport. Citizens from the United Kingdom and Ireland will require a passport since their countries are not members of the Schengen Area. In the event of a minor travelling with a national identity document, the latter must be accompanied by parental authorization.

 

Being in possession of a valid visa

This is required of nationals of third countries included on the list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders, unless in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State.
Foreigners holding a valid residence permit or a long-term visa issued by another Schengen State may travel through the territory of the other Schengen States for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period, provided that they are in possession of a valid passport or travel document, that they justify the purpose and conditions of their intended stay, substantiate having sufficient means to support themselves for the duration of their intended stay in Spain, and that they can prove they are not threat to public health, public order, national security, or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has an agreement to this end. Furthermore, they must not to appear on the national list of alerts [for refusal of entry] of the Member State in question.

 

At any event, entry may be refused (even with a valid passport and/or visa) at police checks in the following cases:

Journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons
In these cases, the presentation of any of the following documents may be required:

    1. A supporting document from the establishment providing accommodation or a letter of invitation from a private individual if the foreigner concerned is staying in their home, issued by the Police Station corresponding to their place of residence.
      IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances shall the letter of invitation replace the foreigner’s accreditation of all other entry requirements.
    2. Confirmation of the booking of an organised trip, indicating the itinerary.
    3. A return or round-trip ticket.
      In order to substantiate economic means, the provisions of Order PRE/1282/2007, of 10 May, on economic means, shall be taken into account, which provides that foreigners must demonstrate that they have sufficient means of support available in order to enter Spain. The minimum amount that must be substantiated is € 90 per person per day, with a minimum of € 810 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.

For more information please go to: www.schengenvisainfo.com

DISCLAIMER:

Efforts have been made to ensure this information is correct at the time of publishing. However, the congress organizers do not verify the accuracy or completeness of this information and disclaim any implied warranties with regard to it. IHF and Grupo RIC (local congress organizers) shall have no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of relying on the immigration information solely on this page. We strongly recommend that you go to www.schengenvisainfo.com or consult your preferred travel agency.