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Spanish F1 Grand Prix

Niamh McNamara | - 05/10/2015
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The Spanish FI Grand Prix will take place on May 10 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, about 12 miles (20km) North East of Barcelona city center. This is the 25th time Barcelona has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix. Here is some important information for those planning to attend.

Immigration

Non-EU passengers:

Some non-EU passport holders are allowed to enter and remain in the European Union for up to three months without a visa. It’s important to check whether your nationality is included in this category prior to your trip.

If not, you will need to organize a visa prior to arrival in the EU. For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/

EU passengers:

  • A Passport or EU country ID allows for a stay of up to 90 days without visa
  • An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors

EU crew:

  • A Passport or EU country ID and crew airline ID are required
  • An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors

Non-EU crew:

  • A Passport is required
  • All crew members are required to be listed on a General Declaration and hold an airline identity card

Note:

Passports or any passport replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to the date of travel will not be accepted

Tourists must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in the EU and those without a return or onward ticket could be refused entry


Customs

Import regulations:

Free import to passengers arriving in mainland Spain (including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands) with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only.

For tobacco products: 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos (max. 3g each) or 200 cigars or 1kg smoking tobacco. For alcoholic beverages: 10 liters of spirits over 22% or 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22% or 90 liters of wine (no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving in mainland Spain (including the Balearic Islands) from non-EU Member States (including the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and other similar territories) or to passengers arriving in the Canary Islands. For tobacco products 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3g each) or 50 cigars or 250g of smoking tobacco or a proportional assortment.

For alcohol: 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume or 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines or a proportional mix of these products. In addition to this: 4 liters of wine, 16 liters of beer and medicines in proportion to the traveler’s needs. Additional goods up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult and EUR 150 for under 15s is also allowed.

Products of animal origin not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/

Export regulations:

Free export of moderate quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. There are no restrictions from the Canary Islands.

Airport

El Prat Airport LEBL (BCN)

  • Barcelona, ESP
  • N 41° 17.8′   E 02° 04.7′   Mag Var: 1.4°W
  • Elevation: 14′
  • Fuel: 100LL, Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST

Sunday 29th March 2015 02:00 (DST) UTC/GMT+2h

Private Flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Non-scheduled commercial Flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Slot approval requested by agent in advance in order to attain desire slots.

No parking restrictions.

Special and charter flights will be parked on Terminal 2.

Any delays during these days will be subject to traffic against scheduled ARR / DEPT.

The most congested or peak hours on LEBL are from 0900-1200 UTC & 1900-2000 UTC.

Fuel

  • For LEBL UAS offer supply via truck/bowser and hydrant fuel delivery, the type will depend on the different parking stand
  • JET A1 readily available

No significant NOTAMs

Note: Information about Third Country Operation Rules – TCO

New European regulation for extra-communitarian operator Regulation EU 452/2014

Transition Period from 26 May 2015 to 26 Nov 2016, TCOs shall apply to EASA for a TCO authorization process before the end of the transition period. EU member states reserve the right to deny the issuance of operating permits to TCO who cannot demonstrate they apply to EASA for a TCO authorization.

 

F1 Spanish Grand Prix Advisory Map

Location

The Spanish Grand Prix will be staged at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya which is 12 miles (20km) North East of Barcelona city center.

It is situated in a small town called Montmelo, approximately 50km from the airport.

Transportation

Bus

It takes approximately 45 minutes to get from the Barcelona Nord bus station in the city center to the race venue at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the special bus service that will be in operation.

Car

It takes approximately 45 minutes to get from the city of Barcelona to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It is advised to book a parking space in advance if renting a car.

Train

It takes approximately 30 minutes from the city of Barcelona to the Montmelo train station. The circuit is a 30-minute walk from the station’s west side.

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