Travellers can be selected at random to verify their funds as the border in Spain
Instead, travellers arriving in Spain from third countries must have funds to cover 100 euros per day for the duration of their trip, which is equivalent to 10% of the Spanish national minimum wage.
According to Article 5(3) of the Schengen Area Border Code: “means of subsistence shall be assessed in accordance with the duration and the purpose of the stay, and by reference to average prices in the Member State(s)concerned for board and lodging in budget accommodation, multiplied by the number of days stayed.”
The Spanish Ministry of Interior points out that: “Foreigners from third countries must prove, if required to do so by the officials in charge of controlling the entry of people into Spanish territory, that they have economic resources for entering the country, through cash, traveller’s checks, payment letters, or credit cards, which must also be proven to have sufficient funds available on them.”
France is even tougher on non-EU travellers, requiring a minimum of 120 euros per day if they don’t have evidence of prepaid accommodation. The rules are much more lenient in Germany and the Netherlands, where tourists need only show proof of 45 euros and 34 euros per day, respectively.
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Source: Murcia Today