The island of Mallorca belongs to Spain. It is, therefore, part of the European Union and the Schengen agreement. The visa and entry requirements for visitors to Mallorca depend on nationality and intended length of stay.
Non-EU nationals from a number of different countries, including the UK, the US and Canada, amongst others, do not currently need a visa to visit Mallorca for a short stay. However, it is important that your passport fulfils the criteria as specified below. A new scheme called ETIAS is due to be introduced in 2025, which will require non-EU nationals to obtain a visa-waiver prior to visiting Mallorca (please see below).
The following passport entry requirements apply to all nationals from non-EU / non-Schengen countries. Your passport needs to fulfil two criteria:
These entry requirements are based on the information provided by the European Union. However, some airlines are currently requesting passport validity of 6 months or more at the time of travel, so please double-check your airline’s requirements.
It is important that you check the validity of your passport in good time before you travel, to give you sufficient time to apply for a renewal, should this be necessary.
Different visa rules apply, depending on your nationality and intended length of stay.
Nationals of over sixty countries do not require a visa for shorter trips and holidays, including
Please see the European Union website for a full list of countries whose nationals are exempt from the visa requirement.
For the above nationals, the following rules apply for travel to Mallorca:
A visa for travel to Mallorca is required if
If you do require a visa, you will need to apply for this at the Spanish embassy in your country of residence prior to travelling to Mallorca.
If you are visiting Mallorca as a tourist from a non-EU / non-Schengen country, you will need to meet the following additional requirements:
In practical terms, these requirements may not be routinely checked at the border control when you arrive in Mallorca.
There are changes on the horizon, with new procedures being introduced for nationals from non-EU/non-Schengen countries. Please note, that these are not yet operational.
Nationals from visa-exempt non-Schengen / non-EU countries will soon be required to apply for travel authorisation ahead of their journey to Mallorca. This new scheme is a visa-waiver rather than an actual visa. It is called ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. A valid ETIAS-authorisation will enable the person to visit Spain (and/or other European countries) as a tourist for short stays (please see above for the definition of a short stay).
An ETIAS travel authorisation can be obtained via the official website for a fee of € 7 and will be valid for 3 years. When applying, you will need to provide some personal information, e.g. your name, address, passport details and current occupation. You will also be asked questions about criminal convictions, past travel to conflict zones, and you will need to outline your travel plans during your stay in Europe.
ETIAS was initially intended to be launched in May 2023 but has already been postponed several times. The most recent information announces that the scheme is now due to start in mid-2025.
The EES or Entry/Exit system is an IT system that will be used at passport control for passengers from non-EU, non-Schengen (third) countries. Its purpose is to speed up the process and increase the accuracy of the checks being carried out. The new system will automate procedures at border control and replace passport stamping. It will record the time and place of each person’s entry into the country and store their facial image and fingerprints. As with ETIAS, the EES is likely to become operational in 2025.
Nationals from non-Schengen EU countries require a valid passport or National Identity Card to travel to Mallorca. A visa is not required.
This currently applies to the following countries:
For travel within the Schengen area you are not usually required to show a passport or national identity card for travel. However, you will still need to bring one of these documents with you, as foreigners who are on Spanish territory are obligated to carry valid proof of identity with them. A visa is not required.
Should your passport get lost or stolen during your stay in Mallorca, you will need to get in touch with your embassy or consulate.
British Consulate Palma de Mallorca
Carrer Convent dels Caputxins, 4
Edificio Orisba B 4ºD
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Telephone +34 91 714 6300
Public access to the British Consulate is by appointment only.
U.S. Consular Agency Palma de Mallorca
Edificio Reina Constanza
Porto Pi, 8, 9-D
07015 Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain
Telephone: (34) 97-140-3707
Fax: (34) 97-140-3971
E-mail: [email protected]
Irish Honorary Consulate Mallorca
Pedro Pablo Marrero Fuster
Honorary Consul of Ireland
C/San Miguel, 68 A-7°/8°
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Phone: +34 971 719244
Fax: +34 971 718229
E-mail: [email protected]
Out of hours emergency assistance: +34914364093