FCO Travel Advice – Spain
The FCO travel advice for Spain has been updated with regards to thefts at airports. Please find an extract of the advice below.
Safety and Security - Crime
The vast majority of visits made to Spain by British nationals are trouble-free. Be alert to the existence of street crime, especially thieves using distraction techniques. Thieves often work in teams of two or more people and tend to target money and passports. In many cases, one person distracts the victim while the accomplice(s) perform the robbery. When carrying valuables (e.g. credit cards or cash) don’t keep them all in one place, and remember to keep a photocopy or scanned copy of your passport somewhere safe.
A significant number of Emergency Travel Documents issued by consulates in Spain are as a result of travellers having their passports stolen while passing through the airport, when arriving in or departing from the country. Special care should be taken to guard passports, money and personal belongings when collecting or checking in luggage at the airport and also while arranging car hire.
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