Spain has always been a country that has attracted many British expats and the country's capital city of Madrid is no exception. Madrid is located on the small but picturesque Manzanares River and is a major financial centre in Southern Europe. The city is home to the Royal Palace of Madrid, which is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, as well as many historical buildings that date back to the Spanish Golden Age. Madrid's central location is an ideal base from which to travel and explore other areas of the country and Europe. The healthcare system in Madrid is regarded as one of the best in Europe and an excellent private health care option is also available. Expats are no doubt attracted to Madrid's year round sunshine, which brightens up every day and makes for a very comfortable lifestyle. The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, Campo del Moro Gardens and Mount de El Pardo are just a few examples of Madrid's natural beauty, which residents can enjoy all year round. For those in search of a comfortable, easygoing way of life ñ Madrid may just be the place for you.
The process of moving your belongings to Madrid is sure to be an easy one. However, if you're unsure on what size shipping container to use for you move, here's a gauge: A 40-foot container can accommodate the items inside a 4 or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house alongside a vehicle, such as a family car. Alternatively, a 20-foot container can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house only.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Medicines that can cause addiction from non-EU countries are forbidden.
You cannot carry more than
Plant and parts thereof from non-EU are countries are prohibited.
Products containing parts of animals from non-EU countries are prohibited.
Products from protected species listed under CITES
These will only be allowed if prior authorisation has been given by the local district police.