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Scattering ashes in Spain

Scattering ashes in Spain

Scattering ashes in Spain

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 certain distance from the shore, there are certain 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.  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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