Scattering Ashes

Scattering ashes in Spain

Scattering Ashes in Spain is not a pleasant subject to cover but one we get asked a lot about.

Scattering of Ashes.

Ashes cannot be scattered just anywhere in Spain nor in the Sea, near the coast/beach they have to be taken out on a boat a pre-defined distance from the shore, there are specific rules and laws as to the scattering or strewing of them, it is a punishable offence to do this in Spain with fines up to 15,000€ in some areas.  

To scatter ashes in the sea permission has to be obtained from the relevant government ministry or marine authority or through a funeral parlour authorised by the authorities to do so, ashes need to be in a biodegradable urn to allow it to sink in the sea (funeral parlours sell them made of salt for marine purposes) 

Please contact the local town hall for up-to-date information as each town hall has its own rules and regulations that need to be followed.

Bringing ashes on the airline.

The carriage of ashes is permitted as cabin baggage and may be carried in addition to your single permitted piece of normal cabin baggage provided that a copy of the death certificate and the cremation certificate accompanies them. You must ensure that the ashes are securely packaged in a suitable container with a screw top lid and protected against breakage.

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