18 Jul Driving in Spain when you are a foreigner
Scooter travel in Barcelona is the easiest and most convenient. Before renting a scooter, it is best to make sure you meet all the requirements. Indeed, in the event of control by the police, it is necessary to be in the rules in order not to have to pay fines. The first thing is to follow the Highway Code correctly, the second is to have a valid driving license in Spain.
First of all, you must be at least 18 years old to rent a scooter and a valid driver’s license.
Thereafter, several small differences are present depending on the country of residence.
“I live in a European country”
If you live in a European country, you do not need an international permit. Your national driving license is perfectly sufficient to rent a scooter in Barcelona.
“I live in a country outside Europe”
If you live in a country outside Europe that has no agreements with Spain. Then you need an international permit to rent a scooter in Barcelona.
You can get it in embassies or prefectures.
Remember to do it in advance in order to receive it before your departure for Spain! Indeed, it may take some time to receive it.
Without it it is impossible for you to drive in Barcelona.
“I do not live in Europe but my country has an agreement with Spain”
If you live in a country with an agreement with Spain, then you will only need your driving license from your country.
Below you will find a complete list of countries with agreements with Spain:
Argentina Algeria Bolivia Brazil
Chile Colombia Ecuador Philippine
Guatemala Macedonia Nicaragua Panama
Paraguay Peru Venezuela Uruguay
Serbia Tunisia Turkey Ukraine
El Salvador Morocco Dominican Republic
Once all the criteria are met, just one more thing to do, book your scooter online and enjoy the city of Barcelona!