If you are coming from outside of the European Union, upon arriving to your first point of entry into Spain (typically Madrid or Barcelona), you will have to pass through customs. Passing through customs is easy. Simply follow the crowd after leaving your flight toward baggage claim, and you’ll come to customs, where people line up single-file to have their passports examined.
After this, you will then be allowed to move on to your next gate for the connecting flight or, if you’re not connecting, to collect any luggage. In any event, you will notice customer service counters in all airports here in Spain. If in doubt about where to go or what to do, simply ask someone at one of these counters.← Some additional points for students who have not travelled internationally before: