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Airlines Updates

Published on 14.12.2020
Iberia will be able to operate in EU airspace post-Brexit, Spanish PM says.

Published on 09.11.2020
IAG still eager to buy Air Europa, waits for gov’t aid

Published on 20.10.2020
Vueling Nov 2020 operations as of 18OCT20

Published on 19.10.2020
LEVEL Nov 2020 operations as of 18OCT20

Published on 16.10.2020
Binter revises Barcelona addition to Dec 2020

Published on 15.10.2020
Vueling adds Tenerife North – Porto route in Summer 2021

15.10.2020 Volotea in winter 2020/21 season is adding 10 additional routes, operating during Christmas and New Year period. Planned operation includes the following.

Asturias – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas17DEC20 – 09JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Asturias – Granada 18DEC20 – 06JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Asturias – Lanzarote 13DEC20 – 10JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Barcelona – Verona 21DEC20 – 10JAN21 2 weekly A319
Granada – Bilbao 18DEC20 – 11JAN21 2-3 weekly 717
Lille – Perpignan 18DEC20 – 02JAN21 2-3 weekly A319
Nantes – Lille 18DEC20 – 04JAN21 2 weekly A319
Nantes – Perpignan 18DEC20 – 02JAN21 2 weekly A319
Paris CDG – Genoa 20DEC20 – 09JAN21 2 weekly A319
Toulouse – Luxembourg 19DEC20 – 04JAN21 2-3 weekly A319

Published on 14.10.2020
Volotea adds 10 new Holidays-only service in Dec 2020

06.10.2020
Iberia
in recent schedule update filed selected changes for Northern winter 2020/21 season, as the airline removed following routes between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21. Information listed below is as of 04OCT20, based on comparison to previously filed schedule in July and/or September.

Barcelona – Melilla
Gran Canaria – Las Palmas
Madrid – Algiers
Madrid – Athens
Madrid – Budapest
Madrid – Casablanca
Madrid – Florence
Madrid – Logrono
Madrid – Oran
Madrid – Oslo
Madrid – Prague
Madrid – Tangier
Madrid – Turin
Madrid – Zagreb
Vigo – Bilbao
Vigo – Valencia

01.10.2020 Air Europa during the month of November 2020 plans to operate following International routes, based on schedule listing as of 30SEP20. Planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 as follows.

Additional changes remain highly possible, due to various travel restrictions.

Madrid – Amsterdam 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Asuncion – Cordoba 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Bogota 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Brussels 5 weekly 737-800/E190
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Caracas 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Dusseldorf 5 weekly E190
Madrid – Frankfurt 5 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Havana 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lima 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lisbon 5 weekly E190/737-800
Madrid – London Gatwick 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Medellin 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Milan Malpensa 6 weekly 737-800 (787-8 on 15NOV20)
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Munich 5 weekly 737-800/E190
Madrid – Paris Orly 6 weekly 737-800 (787-8 on 15NOV20)
Madrid – Porto 5 weekly E190/737-800
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Rome 6 weekly 737-800
Madrid – San Pedro Sula 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Santa Cruz 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Zurich 5 weekly E190
Malaga – Paris CDG 21 weekly 737-800
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly 2 weekly 737-800
Valencia – Paris CDG 14 weekly 737-800

16.09.2020 LEVEL in the GDS inventory update recently opened reservation for Barcelona – Buenos Aires Ezeiza route, as the airline schedules 8 round-trip flights between 16SEP20 and 24OCT20. From Barcelona, service departs on following dates (Buenos Aires departs the following day): 16SEP20 / 22SEP20 / 27SEP20 / 04OCT20 / 09OCT20 / 13OCT20 / 18OCT20 / 23OCT20.

Note reservation is currently not fully listed on LEVEL’s website, but available for reservation in the GDS under Iberia’s IB-coded flight numbers. As travel restrictions remain in effect, certain limitation on bookings may apply.

IB2601 BCN0130 – 1000EZE 332
IB2602 EZE1145 – 0525+1BCN 332

Service operates as IB2609/2610 on 16-17SEP20.

04.09.2020 Air Europa during the month of September 2020 schedules following Intercontinental service, based on OAG schedules as of 30AUG20. Planned operation as follows. Due to various travel restrictions, booking restriction may be applied on selected routes.

Madrid – Bogota 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Lima 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Medellin 1 weekly 787-8/-9
Madrid – Miami 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – New York JFK 1 weekly 787-8/-9
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – San Pedro Sula 1 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Santa Cruz 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Tel Aviv 1 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Tunis 2 weekly 737-800 (until 13SEP20)

Published on 03.09.2020
Iberia expands American Airlines codeshare Aug/Oct 2020

Published on 31.08.2020
LEVEL resumes Barcelona – New York service from Sep 2020

Published on 30.08.2020
TUI extends suspension of flights to mainland Spain, Balearic, Canary islands until 13 September; flights to Cyprus canceled through 4 September

Published on 24.08.2020
Iberia adds A350 Los Angeles / Tokyo service from late-March 2021

Published on 17.08.2020
Binter Canarias July / October 2020 network expansions

Published on 16.08.2020
TUI extends suspension of flights to Canary and Balearic Islands until 23 August; flights to mainland Spain canceled until 28 August

Published on 12.08.2020
Vueling reconnects Brussels with four destinations in Spain

11.08.2020 Vueling during the month of August 2020 schedules over 220 routes, based on OAG schedules as of 09AUG20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, with possible last minute modification.

Alicante – Amsterdam 3 weekly
Alicante – Astruias 1 weekly
Alicante – Bilbao 7 weekly
Alicante – Brussels 3 weekly
Alicante – Cardiff 2 weekly
Alicante – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 2 weekly
Alicante – Ibiza 7 weekly
Alicante – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Alicante – Mahon 4 weekly
Alicante – Palma Mallorca 14 weekly
Alicante – Paris Orly 12 weekly
Alicante – Rome 1 weekly
Alicante – Tenerife North 3 weekly
Alicante – Zurich 1 weekly
Amsterdam – Florence 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Ibiza 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Malaga 4 weekly
Amsterdam – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Rome 2 weekly
Amsterdam – Santiago de Compostela 1 weekly
Amsterdam – Valencia 2 weekly
Asturias – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Asturias – London Gatwick 1 weekly
Asturias – Malaga 2 weekly
Barcelona – A Coruna 14 weekly
Barcelona – Alghero 2 weekly
Barcelona – Alicante 10 weekly
Barcelona – Almeria 4 weekly
Barcelona – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Barcelona – Asturias 12 weekly
Barcelona – Athens 7 weekly
Barcelona – Banjul eff 22AUG20 1 weekly
Barcelona – Bari 3 weekly
Barcelona – Berlin Tegel 5 weekly
Barcelona – Bilbao 19 weekly
Barcelona – Birmingham 3 weekly
Barcelona – Bologna 4 weekly
Barcelona – Bordeaux 4 weekly
Barcelona – Brussels 7 weekly
Barcelona – Cagliari 2 weekly
Barcelona – Catania 4 weekly
Barcelona – Copenhagen 7 weekly
Barcelona – Dakar eff 22AUG20 1 weekly
Barcelona – Dublin 3 weekly
Barcelona – Dubrovnik 3 weekly
Barcelona – Dusseldorf 3 weekly
Barcelona – Faro 1 weekly
Barcelona – Florence 7 weekly
Barcelona – Fuerteventura 7 weekly
Barcelona – Geneva 4 weekly
Barcelona – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 21 weekly
Barcelona – Granada 14 weekly
Barcelona – Hamburg 3 weekly
Barcelona – Ibiza 63 weekly
Barcelona – Jerez de la Frontera 4 weekly
Barcelona – Lanzarote 10 weekly
Barcelona – Lisbon 7-10 weekly
Barcelona – London Gatwick 16-18 weekly
Barcelona – Lyon 3 weekly
Barcelona – Madrid 14 weekly
Barcelona – Mahon 63 weekly
Barcelona – Malaga 26 weekly
Barcelona – Malta 3 weekly
Barcelona – Manchester 3 weekly
Barcelona – Marrakech eff 13AUG20 2 weekly
Barcelona – Marseille 4 weekly
Barcelona – Milan Malpensa 17 weekly
Barcelona – Munich 9-10 weekly
Barcelona – Mykonos 2 weekly
Barcelona – Nantes 7 weekly
Barcelona – Naples 7 weekly
Barcelona – Nice 7-10 weekly
Barcelona – Nuremberg 2 weekly
Barcelona – Olbia 3 weekly
Barcelona – Oslo 2 weekly
Barcelona – Palermo 3 weekly
Barcelona – Palma Mallorca 61-63 weekly
Barcelona – Paris Orly 37-40 weekly
Barcelona – Pisa 2 weekly
Barcelona – Porto 7 weekly
Barcelona – Prague 3 weekly
Barcelona – Reykjavik Keflavik 3 weekly
Barcelona – Rome 16 weekly
Barcelona – San Sebastian 6-7 weekly
Barcelona – Santa Cruz de la Palma 2 weekly
Barcelona – Santander 7 weekly
Barcelona – Santiago de Compostela 14 weekly
Barcelona – Seville 19-20 weekly
Barcelona – Split 4 weekly
Barcelona – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly
Barcelona – Stuttgart 3 weekly
Barcelona – Tangier eff 13AUG20 2 weekly
Barcelona – Tenerife North 21 weekly
Barcelona – Thira 2 weekly
Barcelona – Turin 2 weekly
Barcelona – Valencia 3 weekly
Barcelona – Valladolid 2 weekly
Barcelona – Venice 12 weekly
Barcelona – Vigo 7 weekly
Barcelona – Zagreb 1 weekly
Barcelona – Zurich 7 weekly
Bilbao – Fuerteventura 3 weekly
Bilbao – Granada 2 weekly
Bilbao – Ibiza 7 weekly
Bilbao – Lanzarote 5 weekly
Bilbao – Lisbon 1 weekly
Bilbao – London Gatwick 2 weekly
Bilbao – Mahon 10 weekly
Bilbao – Malaga 9 weekly
Bilbao – Milan Malpensa 2 weekly
Bilbao – Paris Orly 2 weekly
Florence – Catania 4 weekly
Florence – London Gatwick 3-4 weekly
Florence – Madrid 2 weelky
Florence – Munich 2 weekly
Florence – Palermo 4 weelky
Florence – Paris Orly 4 weekly
Florence – Vienna 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – A Coruna 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Asturias 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Bilbao 7 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Granada 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Malaga 11 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Paris Orly 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Seville 14 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valencia 4 weekly
Ibiza – Granada 2 weekly
Ibiza – Lisbon 2 weekly
Ibiza – Madrid 21 weekly
Ibiza – Malaga 5 weekly
Ibiza – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly
Ibiza – Paris Orly 6 weekly
Ibiza – Rome 9-11 weekly
Ibiza – Santiago de Compostela 2 weekly
Ibiza – Seville 7 weekly
Ibiza – Valencia 7 weekly
Ibiza – Zaragoza 2 weekly
Mahon – Granada 2 weekly
Mahon – Madrid 14 weekly
Malaga – Brussels 3 weekly
Malaga – Cardiff 3 weekly
Malaga – Fuerteventura 2 weekly
Malaga – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Malaga – Lyon 1 weekly
Malaga – Mahon 2 weekly
Malaga – Marseille 1 weekly
Malaga – Nantes 2 weekly
Malaga – Palma Mallorca 11-13 weekly
Malaga – Paris Orly 7 weekly
Malaga – Rome 2 weekly
Malaga – Santiago de Compostela 3 weekly
Malaga – Tenerife North 11 weekly
Malaga – Zurich 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – A Coruna 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Asturias 5 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Bilbao 14 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Bordeaux 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Cardiff 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Granada 7 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Jerez de la Frontera 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Lisbon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Lyon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Marseille 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Munich 4 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nantes 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly 10 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Rome 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Santander 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Santiago de Compostela 4 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Seville 14 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Stuttgart 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Toulouse 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valencia 17 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Zaragoza 5 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Zurich 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Copenhagen 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Lisbon 5 weekly
Paris Orly – London Gatwick 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Mahon 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Milan Malpensa 8 weekly
Paris Orly – Porto 5 weekly
Paris Orly – Rome 14 weekly
Paris Orly – Santiago de Compostela 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Seville 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Tenerife South 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Valencia 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Venice 2 weekly
Rome – Corfu 1 weekly
Rome – Dubrovnik 2 weekly
Rome – Irakleion 1 weekly
Rome – Lampedusa 2 weekly
Rome – London Gatwick 5-7 weekly
Rome – Mahon 2 weekly
Rome – Mykonos 5 weekly
Rome – Preveza 1 weekly
Rome – Rhodes 1 weekly
Rome – Split 4 weekly
Rome – Thira 3 weekly
Rome – Valencia 2 weekly
Rome – Zakynthos 1-2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Fuerteventura 2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Mahon 2 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Tenerife North 6 weekly
Santiago de Compostela – Zurich 2 weekly
Seville – A Coruna 4 weekly
Seville – Asturias 3 weekly
Seville – Bilbao 9 weekly
Seville – Fuerteventura 3 weekly
Seville – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Seville – Valencia 3 weekly
Tenerife North – A Coruna 1 weekly
Tenerife North – Asturias 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Bilbao 9 weekly
Tenerife North – Granada 1 weekly
Tenerife North – Valencia 4 weekly
Tenerife North – Zaragoza 2 weekly
Valencia – A Coruna 1 weekly
Valencia – Bilbao 5 weekly
Valencia – Brussels 2 weekly
Valencia – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Valencia – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Valencia – Lisbon 1 weekly
Valencia – Mahon 3 weekly

Iberia during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European network, based on OAG schedules as of 09AUG20. Certain weeks may see frequency variation, while various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Almeria – Melilla 5 weekly
Barcelona – Badajoz 3 weekly
Barcelona – Leon 2 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Alicante 5 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Asturias 4 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Leon 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Melilla 1 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Santiago de Compostela 3 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valencia 3 weekly
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas – Valladolid 1 weekly
Granada – Melilla 5 weekly
Ibiza – Alicante 4 weekly
Ibiza – Asturias 1 weekly
Ibiza – Leon 1 weekly
Ibiza – Mahon 3 weekly
Ibiza – Malaga 2 weekly
Ibiza – Nice 3 weekly (until 17AUG20)
Ibiza – Palma Mallorca 26-29 weekly
Ibiza – Pamplona 1 weekly
Ibiza – Valencia 12 weekly
Ibiza – Valladolid 1 weekly
Madrid – A Coruna 14 weekly
Madrid – Alicante 7 weekly
Madrid – Almeria 7-11 weekly
Madrid – Asturias 14 weekly
Mahon – Asturias 2 weekly
Madrid – Athens 17 weekly
Madrid – Badajoz 5 weekly
Madrid – Barcelona 21-25 weekly
Madrid – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly
Madrid – Bilbao 14 weekly
Madrid – Bologna 7 weekly
Madrid – Bordeaux 9 weekly
Madrid – Brussels 14 weekly
Madrid – Dublin 2-4 weekly
Madrid – Dubrovnik 5-7 weekly
Madrid – Fuerteventura 18 weekly
Madrid – Geneva 17 weekly
Madrid – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 31-36 weekly
Madrid – Granada 7 weekly
Madrid – Ibiza 21 weekly
Madrid – Jerez 10-14 weekly
Madrid – Lanzarote 18 weekly
Madrid – Lisbon 13 weekly
Madrid – London Heathrow 18-25 weekly
Madrid – Lyon 10-14 weekly
Madrid – Mahon 22 weekly
Madrid – Malaga 10-15 weekly
Madrid – Manchester eff 19AUG20 2 weekly
Madrid – Marseille 7-10 weekly
Madrid – Melilla 4 weekly
Madrid – Milan Linate 8-10 weekly
Madrid – Munich 5 weekly
Madrid – Palma Mallorca 41-44 weekly
Madrid – Pamplona 3 weekly
Madrid – Paris Orly 22-37 weekly
Madrid – Porto 7 weekly
Madrid – Prague 3 weekly
Madrid – Rome 8-11 weekly
Madrid – San Sebastian 7 weekly
Madrid – Santa Cruz de la Palma 10 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Madrid – Santander 3 weekly
Madrid – Santiago de Compostela 20 weekly
Madrid – Seville 13-15 weekly
Madrid – Stockholm Arlanda 7 weekly
Madrid – Tenerife North 36 weekly
Madrid – Tenerife South 11 weekly
Madrid – Toulouse 9 weekly
Madrid – Valencia 8 weekly
Madrid – Venice 10 weekly
Madrid – Vigo 17 weekly
Madrid – Zurich 9 weekly
Mahon – Asturias 2 weekly
Mahon – Leon 1 weekly
Mahon – Munich 1 weekly
Mahon – Palma Mallorca 18-19 weekly
Mahon – Valencia 7 weekly
Malaga – Lanzarote 1 weekly
Malaga – Melilla 19 weekly
Malaga – Nice 3 weekly
Malaga – San Sebastian 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Almeria 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Leon 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Melilla 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nice 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Pamplona 2 weekly
Palma Mallorca – San Sebastian 1 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valencia 7 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Valladolid 1 weekly
Seville – Almeria 4 weekly
Seville – Lanzarote 2 weekly
Seville – Melilla 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Alicante 3 weekly
Tenerife North – Asturias 3 weekly
Tenerife North – Santiago de Compostela 6 weekly
Tenerife North – Valencia 5 weekly
Tenerife North – Valladolid 2 weekly
Tenerife North – Vigo 2 weekly
Valencia – Bilbao 2 weekly
Valencia – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Valencia – Lanzarote 2 weekly

11.08.20202 Volotea in the last few weeks revised planned new routes for summer 2020 season. Due to various issues, the airline has delayed planned service launch, including certain routes being postponed to summer 2021 season.

Latest adjustment as of 07AUG20 as follows.

Bari – Kefallinia eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bari – Split eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Bilbao – Corvera eff 03JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Athens eff 28MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Cagliari – Bilbao eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Cagliari – Deauville eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 16JUN20)
Cagliari – Hannover eff 29MAY21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13AUG20)
Irakleion – Genoa eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Irakleion – Mykonos eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717(Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Lyon – Bari eff 01APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Bilbao eff 02APR21 2 weekly 717 (A319/717 from 28MAY21; 1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Corfu eff 11APR21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Lyon – Irakleion eff 10APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Lyon – Thira eff 14APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Madrid – Faro eff 30MAY21 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 14JUN20)
Marseille – Olbia eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL21; Previous plan: 12JUN20 – 02OCT20)
Mykonos – Dubrovnik eff 29MAY21 2 weekly A319/717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: 13JUN20 – 03OCT20)
Mykonos – Irakleion eff 28MAY21 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Mykonos – Turin eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 07JUL20)
Naples – Alicante eff 27MAR21 2 weekly A319 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Nantes – Varna eff 27APR21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 16JUN20 – 29SEP20)
Olbia – Marseille eff 28MAY21 1 weekly 717 (A319 from 02JUL20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Palermo – Dubrovnik eff 07JUL21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Palma Mallorca – Strasbourg eff 28APR21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Toulouse – Hannover eff 18APR21 1 weekly A319 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Toulouse – Madrid eff 16OCT20 2 weekly A319 (Previous plan: eff 03APR20)
Venice – Hannover eff 26MAR21 2 weekly 717 (2 flights operated in April 2020)
Venice – Kalamata eff 02JUN21 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Venice – Luxembourg eff 18DEC20 2 weekly 717 (3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 07JUL21 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 08JUL20 – 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 06JUL21 1 weekly A319(Previous plan: 07JUL20 – 29SEP20)

Previously reported new routes (some with revised launch dates):
Alicante – Luxembourg eff 04APR20 2 weekly A319/717 (Resumed on 03JUL20)
Athens – Corfu 24JUL20 – 28AUG20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 03JUL20, 1 daily from 25JUL20)
Athens – Lyon eff 08JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 25JUL20, A319 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Marseille eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 717/A319 (Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Athens – Split 08JUL20 – 22JUL20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly 717/A319 from 14JUN20)
Bastia – Lyon eff 02AUG20 4 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 4 weekly from 04JUL20, 1 daily 24JUL20 – 01SEP20)
Bastia – Paris Beauvais eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Bastia – Rennes eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 01OCT20)
Biarritz – Lille eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319
Biarritz – Rennes eff 27JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Biarritz – Strasbourg eff 07SEP20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Bilbao – Castellon eff 15AUG20 1 weekly 717 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 11JUL20)
Bilbao – Mahon eff 22JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 22JUL20)
Bilbao – Valencia eff 09JUL20 2 weekly 717 (4 weekly from 04SEP20)
Ibiza – Alicante eff 12JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 27SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Ibiza – Granada eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 27JUL20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 03JUL20)
Ibiza – Santiago de Compostela eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Ibiza – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 26SEP20)
Lamezia Terme – Trieste eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Lyon – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 02SEP20)
Lyon – Caen eff 04SEP20 2 weekly A319/717 (1 flight operated in April 2020)
Lyon – Faro eff 16JUL20 1 weekly A319 (Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 15JUN20)
Lyon – Figari eff 04JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily 24JUL20 – 03SEP20)
Lyon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 717(A319 from 07SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 12JUN20)
Mahon – Alicante eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Granada eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Mahon – Malaga eff 06JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Santiago de Compostela eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 27SEP20)
Mahon – Seville eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 25SEP20)
Mahon – Valencia eff 06JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Marseille – Castellon Planned 1 weekly A319 from 16JUN20 cancelled
Montpellier – Figari eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 02OCT20)
Nantes – Barcelona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nantes – Nice eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Brest eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Nice – Caen eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Olbia – Ancona eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 02OCT20; Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Bologna eff 03JUL20 1 daily A319 (2 daily 24JUL20 – 31AUG20, 2 weekly from 06OCT20)
Olbia – Pescara eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Olbia – Pisa eff 03JUL20 3 weekly A319/717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Olbia – Trieste eff 06JUL20 2 weekly A319 (until 28SEP20)
Palermo – Trieste eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717
Palma Mallorca – Alicante eff 27JUL20 1 weekly 717 (2 weekly from 03SEP20, until 28SEP20; Previous plan: 2 weekly eff 06JUL20)
Palma Mallorca – Deauville eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (717 from 02SEP20; Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Palma Mallorca – Valencia Planned 2 weekly 717 from 04JUL20 cancelled
Palma Mallorca – Zaragoza eff 04JUL20 3 weekly 717 (until 28SEP20)
Perpignan – Lille eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319
Rennes – Ajaccio eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Rennes – Bastia eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 03OCT20)
Rennes – Figari eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319 (1 weekly from 30SEP20)
Strasbourg – Barcelona eff 09OCT20 2 weekly A319
Toulouse – Dubrovnik eff 29JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 26AUG20; Previous plan: 2 weekly from 04APR20)
Thessaloniki – Irakleion eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 717 (Previous plan: eff 12JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Mykonos eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 717 (until 03OCT20; Previous plan: eff 13JUN20)
Thessaloniki – Thira eff 05JUL20 2 weekly 717 (3 weekly from 02SEP20; Previous plan: 3 weekly eff 05JUL20)
Turin – Alghero eff 04JUL20 2 weekly A319
Turin – Catania eff 03JUL20 4 weekly A319 (1 daily from 25JUL20)
Turin – Lamezia Terme eff 19JUN20 2 weekly A319/717 (4 weekly 28JUL20 – 31AUG20; 3 flights operated in April 2020)
Verona – Preveza eff 08JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 30SEP20)
Verona – Skiathos eff 07JUL20 1 weekly A319 (until 29SEP20)
10.08.2020 oneWorld member Iberia in recent inventory update filed changes to Intercontinental routes, for Northern winter 2020/21 season. Between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21, selected service is not available for reservation.

As of 0230GMT 08AUG20, inventory adjustments as follow. Additional changes will be filed in the next few weeks, including the removal of Airbus A340-600 aircraft.

Madrid – Algiers 3 of 7 weekly (4 from 09DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Bogota 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 29NOV20
Madrid – Boston 3 weekly not available for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 5 of 14 weekly (7 from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Casablanca 1 of 2 daily open for reservation
Madrid – Chicago O’Hare 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Dakar 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Guayaquil 4 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21
Madrid – Havana 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Lima 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Marrakech 7 of 21 weekly (10 from 01JAN21) open for reservation
Madrid – Medellin 3 weekly cancelled until 31DEC20
Madrid – Mexico City 7 of 17 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Miami 7 of 12 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Montevideo 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – New York JFK 7 of 12-14 weekly (10 from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Oran 2 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21
Madrid – Panama City 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Quito 3 of 7 weekly (4 from 04JAN21) open for reservation
Madrid – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 7 weekly not available for reservation until 30NOV20. 3 of 7 weekly open for reservation from 01DEC20
Madrid – San Jose (Costa Rica) 4 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Santiago de Chile 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20
Madrid – Santo Domingo 5 of 7 weekly open for reservation
Madrid – Sao Paulo 4 of 7 weekly (5 from 01DEC20) available for reservation
Madrid – Shanghai Pu Dong 3 weekly not available for reservation until 27MAR21 (most dates displaying Y2F1Z1 inventory in the GDS)
Madrid – Tangier 3 of 7 weekly (4 weekly from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Tel Aviv 3 of 7 weekly (5 weekly from 01DEC20) open for reservation
Madrid – Tokyo Narita Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Published on 07.08.2020
CanaryFly August 2020 operations as of 06AUG20

Published on 28.07.2020
Iberia cancels flights from Madrid to Zagreb, Zadar and Split this summer season

Published on 20.07.2020
Iberia Express August 2020 A321neo operations as of 17JUL20

Published on 06.07.2020
Vueling July – Oct 2020 new routes update as of 03UL20

06.07.2020 Iberia during the month of July 2020 gradually resumes European service, while additional frequency be added from mid-July 2020. As of 03JUL20, planned European service for July 2020 as follows. Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planned operation.

Ibiza – Nice eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Amsterdam eff 13JUL20 4 weekly
Madrid – Athens 4 weekly (7 weekly from week of 19JUL20)
Madrid – Bologna eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Bordeaux 9 weekly
Madrid – Brussels 5 weekly (7 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Dublin eff 13JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Dubrovnik 3 weekly (5 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Geneva 5 weekly (11 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – Lisbon 7 weekly (11 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – London Heathrow 11 weekly (14 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Lyon eff 16JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Marseille eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Milan 5 weekly (7 weekly from 15JUL20. Service to operate to/from Linate instead of Malpensa from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Munich 3 weekly (5 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Paris Orly 11 weekly (14 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Rome 5 weekly (7 weekly from 13JUL20)
Madrid – Stockholm Arlanda eff 07JUL20 1 weekly (3 weekly from 14JUL20)
Madrid – Toulouse eff 17JUL20 3 weekly
Madrid – Venice 3 weekly (7 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Zurich 3 weekly (7 weekly from 15JUL20)
Mahon – Munich 1 weekly
Malaga – Nice 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – Nice 3 weekly

06.07.2020 Air Europa later this month plans to resume Inter-continental service, initially operating with reduced frequencies on various routes. Between 15JUL20 and 31AUG20, planned operation as of 03JUL20 as follows. Various travel restrictions may impact the airline’s operation and passenger traffic rights.

Madrid – Asuncion eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Cancun eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Caracas eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Guayaquil – Quito 20JUL20 – 27JUL20 1 weekly 787-8
Madrid – Lima eff 31JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Marrakech eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Miami eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Montevideo eff 15JUL20 1 weekly 787-9 (2 weekly from 10AUG20)
Madrid – New York JFK eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Punta Cana eff 01AUG20 1 weekly 787-9
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Madrid – San Pedro Sula eff 05AUG20 1 weekly A330-200
Madrid – Santa Cruz eff 31JUL20 2 weekly 787-8 (3 weekly from 19AUG20)
Madrid – Santo Domingo eff 16JUL20 2 weekly 787-9 (3 weekly from 06AUG20)
Madrid – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 15JUL20 1 weekly 787-9 (2 weekly from 03AUG20)
Madrid – Tel Aviv eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Madrid – Tunis eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800

Air Europa starting this month gradually resumes European service, initially operating 17 routes for the month of July and August 2020, as of 03JUL20. Planned operation listed below remains subject to change.

Madrid – Alghero eff 19JUL20 1 weekly
Madrid – Amsterdam eff 15JUL20 10 weekly
Madrid – Athens eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Madrid – Brussels eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Dusseldorf eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Frankfurt eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Lisbon eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – London Gatwick eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Milan Malpensa eff 15JUL20 1 daily (9 weekly from 01AUG20)
Madrid – Munich eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Paris Orly eff 15JUL20 9 weekly
Madrid – Porto eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Rome eff 15JUL20 8 weekly (9 weekly from 31JUL20)
Madrid – Venice eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Madrid – Zurich eff 15JUL20 1 daily
Malaga – Paris CDG eff 01JUL20 2 daily
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly eff 16JUL20 3 weekly (4 weekly from 25JUL20)

Published on 04.07.2020
Vueling resuming flights to Croatia from Spain and Italy

Published on 30.06.2020
Iberia will resume flights between Madrid, Santo Domingo from 3 July

Published on 19.06.2020
CanaryFly July 2020 operations as of 18JUN20

17.06.2020 Iberia recently filed preliminary long-haul operation for the month of July 2020, as the airline gradually restores regular operation. As of 16JUN20, planned long-haul service in July 2020 includes the following.

Further changes remain likely due to various travel restrictions.

Madrid – Bogota 2 weekly A340-600
Madrid – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Madrid – Chicago O’Hare 1 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 16JUL20)
Madrid – Havana 1 weekly A330
Madrid – New York JFK 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 18JUL20)
Madrid – Lima 2 weekly A340-600
Madrid – Mexico City 3 weekly A350-900XWB (5 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Miami 2 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 15JUL20)
Madrid – Montevideo 1 weekly A330 (2 weekly from 22JUL20)
Madrid – Panama City 1 weekly A330 (2 weekly from 20JUL20)
Madrid – Quito 3 weekly A340-600
Madrid – San Jose (Costa Rica) 1 weekly A350-900XWB (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Madrid – Santiago de Chile 2 weekly A350-900XWB (5 weekly from 14JUL20)
Madrid – Santo Domingo 3 weekly A330 (4 weekly from 21JUL20)
Published on 10.06.2020

Binter Canarias revises planned new routes in 2H20

Evelop Airlines schedules Tenerife North operation in 3Q20

Vueling moves planned new Tenerife North routes (TFN-DKR; TFN-OPO) to August 2020

 

Published on 01.06.2020
Air Europa will resume flights from 22 June
Vueling June 2020 operations as of 31MAY20

Published on 30.05.2020
Iberia to resume short and medium haul routes on July 1

Published on 28.05.2020
Spain’s Iberia to Resume its Flights on July 1 After the Sector Already Loses Around €286 Billion Due to Pandemic
Spain’s Vueling Airlines is set to resume operations on 180 routes

Published on 26.05.2020
Ryanair Holdings PLC:
* PLANS TO OPERATE 40% OF ITS NORMAL JULY FLIGHT SCHEDULE AS SPAIN ANNOUNCED IT WOULD REMOVE TRAVEL AND VISITOR RESTRICTIONS FROM 1 JULY
* WILL BE OFFERING DAILY FLIGHTS FROM COUNTRIES ALL OVER NORTHERN EUROPE FROM 1 JULY

Published on 25.05.2020
Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion eff.12JUN20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Spain
Crossing Rules

Passengers must complete an “FCS Health Control Form” at https://www.spth.gob.es/ . A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival and the certificate must be in English, French, Germany, Spanish or accompanied by a certified Spanish translation.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Denmark, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Martinique, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland or Thailand.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Vorarlberg in Austria.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Etela-Suomi or Lansi-Suomi in Finland.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anatoliki Makedonia Thraki, Dytiki Makedonia, Ionia Nisia, Ipeiros, Kentriki Makedonia, Kriti, Notio Aigaio, Peloponnisos, Sterea Ellada, Thessalia or Voreio Aigaio in Greece.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Sardinia, Sicily or Valle D’aosta in Italy.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from EAgder, Vestfold og Telemark, Vestland, Viken, Innlandet, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark or Trondelag in Norway.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Azores in Portugal.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result and medical discharge specifying that the passenger is recovered, not contagious and ok to travel.

Flights from/to Brazil, South Africa, United Kingdom are suspended
Flights from Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom to Spain are suspended until 16 March 2021.

Forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, South Africa
Passengers arriving from Brazil or South Africa are subject to quarantine.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 April 2020 to 21 June 2020

As of 13 April, opening of productive activities, even if non-essential. Confirmed some previous exceptions for movement are allowed (very in line with the Italian ones). The roads are open but will be closed if considered necessary. Public transport reduced by at least a 50%. Inland goods transport it is allowed max of two people traveling together when needed for the kind of goods to transport. It is allowed to open the garages for repairings as well as shops related to spare parts for vehicles. Autist people and other people who could worse their condition due to cofinment, are to be allowed to move always respecting the means to avoid contact. Updated on the BOE of 17 March. Updated with BOE of 20th March. Transport operations reduced a 70% for those not obliged for public contract. Commuting tranposrt services will be reduced 20% during peak hours and 50% the rest of the day. Updated with BOE of 24th of March 2020. The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. From the 26th of April, it is allowed for children not older than 14 to go for a walk, for a maximum time of 1 hour, with one of his/her parents and not farther away than 1 Km from their home. People can do sport and go out 1 hour per day, respecting the time frames allowed, depending on some slots (kids, sport, elderly). Small shops are to be open, respecting the rules of keeping distance and one person per time if possible. These shops have to be of less than 400 squared meters, and those shops inside malls are not allowed to reopen. Allowed gatherings of up to 10 people. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00. Mobility depends on the region, some regions are in phase 2 and other in phase 3 from Monday the 8th of June 2020.

International movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

Only foreigner diplomats are allowed to move inside and outside of the country, if these movements are work related. Any kind of flight to/from Italy are prohibited since 00.00 of the 25th of March. Only governmental flights with non commercial reason and in a stop over are allowed but no passengers are allowed to enter or leave the plane under any circumstance. Only planes to repatriate Spanish citizens and just those allowed by the health inister will be allowed to land and in designated airports only. Updated according to BOE of 25th of March 2020. Only spanish citizens, spanish residents, other eu residents going to the residence, transborder workers, helth workers and foreigners with diplomatic and/or working for International Organizations are allowed to cross terrestrial borders. This does not apply to transport of goods. Updated from BOE of the 26th of March 2020 and will take effect as of 00:00 of the 27th of March 2020.The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. From the 00:00 of the 10th of April it is extended the prohibition of entering Spanish ports of any cruise, no matter the origin and it is forbidden for any regular liner between Italy and Spain who has boarded passengers at Italian ports according to the BOE of the 9th of April 2020. Measures have been extended until the 00.00 of the 15th of May 2020 according to BOE of the 21st of April 2020. Checks to be re-established in the borders up to the 25th of May. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00. Until the end of June all people entering Spain will have to be in quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 12.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 November 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to students with proof of being enrolled in a course in a Schengen Member State. They must have a medical insurance and travel to the country where they study, at most 15 days before the start of the course.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of an EU Member State traveling together or traveling to join the national of an EU Member State.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a British national traveling together or traveling to join the British national.
– This does not apply to passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Spain. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by a consulate of Spain.

Passengers must complete an “FCS Health Control Form” at spth.gob.es. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

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Quarantine

There is no mandatory quarantine for travellers, but PCR is required.

A quarantine is not required. A coronavirus test is required if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.
All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a
COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.
As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries: Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home). The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques. Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

Specific Rules for Canary Islands: All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid. Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to 21 June 2020

As of 13 April, opening of productive activities, even if non-essential. Closure of restaurants, bars, disco and non-essentail shops.The State of Alarm has been valid until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. A further list of essential jobs have been published in order to stop all non-essential remaining production sectors, according to BOE (official publications office) as of the 1st of April 2020. All shops are little by little opening

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

complete ban of public gatherings.The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

BOE (Boletin oficial del Estado) on 14 March. Applicable for 15 natural days. Updated on the BOE of 17 March. Updated with BOE of 20th March. The State of Alarm has been prolongued until the 12th of April, accoding to the BOE published on the 28th of March 2020. State of Alarm extended until the 7th of June 00:00

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020

Measures to help investigating the COVID vaccine, in support of the workers and delivery of gas, electricity and water cannot be suppended under any circumstance. Spain will encourage to work from home as much as possible. It supports as well people working on their own. It is encouraged to use digital means at all levels. People who have been fired are going to access unemployment subsidy even if not having worked for the minimum amount of time required to access the help

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Full Restrictions

  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations until 3 May; will consider lifting entry restrictions on non-essential travel from EU countries (Schengen Visa Info, 20.04.2021). Authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May to control spread of COVID-19 (The Local- Spain, 16.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. You will need to meet the requirements and be prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain. You should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should also check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places, these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars.
    • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent);
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    22.04.2021
  • Spain The Spanish Government has revealed that the country will consider lifting the entry restrictions on non-essential travel from European countries while extending the existing restrictions on entry to Spain from countries where COVID-19 variants have widely spread.

    The new order, which follows the one that expired on April 19, will be effective until May 3, 2021, but the measures may be extended again if the spread of the virus is not contained in the highly affected countries until then.

    The decision to extend the restrictions for another two weeks was taken following the recommendation of the EU Council, modifying the original proposal concerning the temporary travel ban to the EU.

    The new proposal established that all persons entering Spain from a third country with a high risk of the virus’ new variants, such as Brazil and South Africa, are required to self-isolate and follow the sanitary measures, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Based on a press release issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health, the new measures establish that all persons who fly from any airport located in Brazil, South Africa, Union of Comoros, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Peru, Zimbabwe, and Colombia to any airport in Spain, with or without making any stops in other countries, must self-isolate for ten days.

    Nevertheless, travellers can shorten their self-isolation period if they undergo a COVID-19 test on the seventh day and submit a negative test result.

    The Spanish Government explained that travellers from these areas must not leave their accommodation during the ten-day self-isolation period, are not allowed to meet other people, and should limit non-essential travel. However, they can carry out essential activities such as purchasing food and medications, providing assistance to the healthcare centres, or leaving the self-isolation place due to an emergency.

    “Concerns about the effects of the Brazilian and South African variants remain, both in terms of their impact due to greater transmissibility, the risk of reinfections and a possible decrease in vaccine efficacy, as well as their extension to countries close to where they are initially detected,” the Government’s press release reads.

    In regards to the Brazilian variant, also known as P.1, different studies carried out in the country have shown that it has a greater transmissibility rate, suggesting an association between the variant and the high number of infections.

    Read more
    21.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May to control spread of COVID-19 (The Local- Spain, 16.04.2021). Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations, until 19APR21 (SchengenInfo, 07.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. You will need to meet the requirements and be prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain. You should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should also check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places, these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars.
    • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent);
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Spain Spain will allow EU citizens and residents to enter Spain without having to quarantine or present a negative Covid test if they instead show a “digital green certificate” or vaccine passport, ministry sources have confirmed.

    The EU has announced that its ‘Digital Green Certificates’ – also referred to as vaccine passports – will be ready by June, allowing tourists to travel more easily throughout the bloc, including to Spain.

    This would mean that travellers with the certificates would be able to enter Spain without having to produce a negative PCR test or quarantine, General secretary of Digital Health Alfredo González said on Thursday.

    Spain has also said it would set up bilateral travel agreements with third countries if the EU does not reach a consensus on travel rules to the bloc by the summer.

    It may be that Spain chooses to overhaul its tourism industry in the coming years, much to the delight of residents who have grown tired of the boozy all-inclusive model.

    In practice, these changes will likely have to be long-term if Spain wants to make up for the 83.7 million tourists that visited the country in 2019. The alternative would be a higher-end end model which isn’t based on mass tourism and generates higher spending per tourist.

    In the short-term however, the country’s tourism authorities seem set to want tourists as soon as possible. Whether the tourism model is sustainable will not be as big a priority as ensuring travel to Spain is Covid-safe this summer.

    Local.es

    Read more
    19.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May to control spread of COVID-19 (The Local- Spain, 16.04.2021). Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations, until 19APR21 (SchengenInfo, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. You will need to meet the requirements and be prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain. You should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should also check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places, these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars.
    • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent);
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions in several regions (Reuters, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends travel restrictions for group of countries with COVID-19 mutations, until 19APR21 (SchengenInfo, 07.04.2021). Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Only Spanish citizens, those who are legally resident in Spain or those who can demonstrate an essential need to enter Spain, will be allowed to enter the country. If you meet one of the requirements and are prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France.
    Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the here Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars; • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent); •social distancing of 1.5 metres; • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces; •abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19; • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes; •capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place; • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread; • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).Spanish government will lift ban on travel from U.K.; restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa will be extended until 13 April (Reuters, 23.03.2021). Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Only Spanish citizens, those who are legally resident in Spain or those who can demonstrate an essential need to enter Spain, will be allowed to enter the country. If you meet one of the requirements and are prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France.
    Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the here Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars; • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent); •social distancing of 1.5 metres; • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces; •abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19; • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes; •capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place; • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread; • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    07.04.2021
  • Spain The Spanish government has announced that it has lifted some restrictions on flying from the United Kingdom to Spain’s territory after taking into account the COVID-19 situation on the latter.

    Simultaneously, Spain has extended restrictions to arrive from Brazil and South Africa until April 13, in a bid to prevent a surge in the number of infections due to the Holy Week, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “The extension of flight restrictions is maintained with South Africa and Brazil, not with the United Kingdom. The situation concerning the Schengen Area can now be normalized,” the Government spokeswoman María Jesús Montero pointed out.

    However, Britons seeking to enter Spain will be subject to strict rules. They will have to present a negative result of the Coronavirus test not older than 72 hours. The exact requirement is applied to all European countries.

    Regarding the changes the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has issued an update, which among others, includes the removal of information on restrictions before March 30.

    Citizens of the United Kingdom will be permitted to enter Spain only for a set list of reasons, despite the removal of entry restrictions applied on the latter.

    According to FCDO’s statement, the country’s borders remain open to EU and Schengen Zone countries. Still, some testing requirements and entry restrictions may be in place “depending on the country you are travelling from.”

    “From the November 23 2020, pre-travel COVID-19 testing requirements are in place for those travelling by air and sea from ‘risk’ countries (as determined by the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control),” the FCDO states.

    Several restrictions imposed on travellers from countries outside the European Union and the Schengen Zone continue to be kept in place.

    “Passenger travel from the UK to Spain is restricted to EU and Schengen associated state citizens, those who are legally resident in the EU or in Schengen associated states or those passengers who can demonstrate that their journey is essential,” FCDO has announced.

    Besides, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has emphasized that all travellers are obliged to present a negative result of PCR, TMA or LAMP swab test, not older than 72 hours, upon their arrival.

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).Spanish government will lift ban on travel from U.K.; restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa will be extended until 13 April (Reuters, 23.03.2021). Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Only Spanish citizens, those who are legally resident in Spain or those who can demonstrate an essential need to enter Spain, will be allowed to enter the country. If you meet one of the requirements and are prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France.
    Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See the here Ministry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars; • people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent); •social distancing of 1.5 metres; • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces; •abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19; • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes; •capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place; • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread; • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    01.04.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).Spanish government will lift ban on travel from U.K.; restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa will be extended until 13 April (Reuters, 23.03.2021). Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Only Spanish citizens, those who are legally resident in Spain or those who can demonstrate an essential need to enter Spain, will be allowed to enter the country. If you meet one of the requirements and are prepared to demonstrate with documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places, these remain closed until further notice.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. From 30 March, the Spanish government will enforce testing requirements on overland travellers from France into Spain by road or rail. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. Portuguese authorities are enforcing border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross-border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places, these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. See theMinistry of Health’s map of regional measures (Spanish language only).
    Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars; •people from different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent); •social distancing of 1.5 metres; •obligatory use of face masks in public spaces; •abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19; • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes; • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place; • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread; • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water are not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should always carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from most countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 30 April (The Local Spain, 29.03.2021).Spanish government will lift ban on travel from U.K.; restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa will be extended until 13 April (Reuters, 23.03.2021). Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    As of 30 March, the same requirement is imposed on travellers crossing the land border between France and Spain. Only those working in transportation and cross-border workers will be exempt, along with those who live in the border zone (as long as they remain within a 30-kilometre radius of their home).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry without additional restrictions is allowed only to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or other molecular techniques.

    Children aged 6 and under are exempted.

    The certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get the QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative COVID-19 certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    As of 8 March, persons coming from the following countries:

    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Botswana
    • Comoros
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Peru
    • Colombia

    must complete a 10-day quarantine after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on day 7 the person is tested for COVID-19 with a negative result.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands

    All travellers to the Canary Islands are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Accepted tests are PCR and rapid antigen. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    30.03.2021
  • Spain Spain’s government will require negative PCR test results, not older than 72 hours, for all persons crossing the land border from France in a bid to halt the further spread of the Coronavirus during Easter holidays.

    The decision will take effect on Tuesday and includes all persons from age seven and over, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in France has pushed its neighbouring countries to take such preventive measures. Germany also advised its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to France while facing the third wave of the pandemic.

    This is the first time that authorities in Spain impose such a requirement, on persons who cross the land border, as up to this point, the requirement has been only applied to persons who arrived in Spain by air.

    “They must have a PCR test (RT-PCR), a TMA test, or another type of diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 based on equivalent molecular techniques, with a negative result, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival,” the statement announces.

    However, persons who work in transportation, as well as cross-border workers, will not be included in the decision.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government will lift ban on travel from U.K.; restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa will be extended until 13 April (Reuters, 23.03.2021). Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A quarantine is not required.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    26.03.2021
  • Spain Only a limited number of nationalities are allowed to travel to the EU. Please check if your nationality can enter Spain and ensure you have prior permission from any Spanish consulate or embassy to be considered as one of the exceptions for travel.

    Effective 21 December 2020 until 30 March 2021, a temporary restriction applies to all passengers arriving from flights from the United Kingdom. Only Spanish nationals and foreign nationals with legal residence in Spain are allowed to enter the country from the United Kingdom.

    Until further notice, a temporary restriction applies to all passengers arriving on flights from Brazil and South Africa. Only Spanish/Andorran nationals and foreign nationals with legal residence in Spain/Andorra are allowed to enter the country. Passengers in transit with final destination in a non‑Schengen country will be allowed entry provided their stopover in Spain is less than 24 hours and they do not leave the transit zone.

    Passengers arriving in Spain from the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa must remain in quarantine either at home or at a hotel, for 10 days or for the duration of their stay if it is less than 10 days.

    Effective 8 March, passengers arriving in Spain from Botswana, Comoros Islands, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Colombia must remain in quarantine either at home or at a hotel for 10 days or for the duration of their stay if it is less than 10 days.

    This period may end earlier if the passenger takes a COVID‑19 test on the seventh day with negative results.

    COVID‑19 testing requirements

    Effective 1 March 2021, COVID‑19 PCR testing is required for travellers from all non EU/EEC countries except:

    Australia
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Thailand
    China
    Hong Kong
    Macau
    Refer to testing requirements and Travel Health Information for Spain, as different requirements are applicable depending where you are arriving from. Please check before you travel.

    COVID‑19 PCR/TMA or RT‑LAMP test results must be in English, Spanish, French or German. If they are on any other language, a valid official translation is accepted and has to be presented in form of hard copy or electronic format.

    Passengers who have recently contracted COVID‑19 will be allowed to travel if they can provide a medical report stating they have contracted and since been cured of COVID‑19, although a positive result persists. This report must be written in Spanish or English

    This does not apply to children below 6 years old.

    Travel Eligibility

    Passengers will not be allowed to enter Spain except if they are:

    Spanish Nationals, travelling with their spouse and children
    European Union nationals and nationals from Andorra, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican whose primary residence is in Spain or are in transit through Spain to reach their country of origin or of primary residence, travelling with their spouse and children.
    Third country nationals who are holders of a Spanish or an EU Residence Permit, or a valid long stay visa, with primary residence in Spain or in transit through Spain to their country of residence. (Proof must be presented)
    Third country nationals in transit for less than 24 hours to an international destination staying in the international zone of the airport.
    Travel to Spain is restricted to specific categories of passengers until 31 March 2021.

    Nationals and residents of the following countries are allowed entry to Spain, provided that they are arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of these countries, or transiting through only the international area of any other airport not within the list:

    Australia
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Thailand
    China
    Hong Kong
    Macau
    Any passenger who does not follow the health regulations in place will be declared inadmissible, even if they fall under the list of exemptions, and will immediately be returned to their point of origin.

    Required forms

    International passengers must complete the Health Control Form (FCS) online or on the SPTH APP (available on Google Play and the App Store). A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented to authorities on arrival. If customers are unable to download the APP, the required forms can be downloaded online on spth.gob.es. However the times of access and passage through the health checkpoint, using a handwritten form will be much higher. All passengers are encouraged to fill out the electronic form and obtain the QR, thus avoiding unnecessary waiting times.

    When accessing the app, customers will be asked to declare if they have completed the required COVID‑19 PCR test. Failing to provide a valid test, passengers will be directed to take an antigen test on arrival and may be fined.

    Quarantine

    By signing the form, passengers are committing to self‑isolate at home or a place of residence during the 10 days after entry to Spain if they present symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, cough or respiratory difficulty), to self‑monitor coronavirus symptoms, and to phone the competent health authorities. Only passengers are allowed to access the airport terminals. It is mandatory to wear face masks at every point of your journey.

    Emirates.com

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    25.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Catalonia government to lift some restrictions on movement between regions on 15 March (Catalan News, 12.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Government imposes new restrictions to avoid holiday spike in COVID-19 cases (La Prensa Latina, 18.03.2021). Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Catalonia government to lift some restrictions on movement between regions on 15 March (Catalan News, 12.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.
    Is a coronavirus test required: YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport. All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.nThis certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format. The document must contain, at least, the following information:
    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result
    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.
    Is a quarantine required: NO.
    Specific Rules for Canary Islands: If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid. Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    Mandatory Travel Documentation: A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.
    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info.

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.
    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.
    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.
    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.
    To know more:Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spain, Portugal: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Catalonia government to lift some restrictions on movement between regions on 15 March (Catalan News, 12.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.
    Is a coronavirus test required: YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport. All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.nThis certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format. The document must contain, at least, the following information:
    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result
    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.
    Is a quarantine required: NO.
    Specific Rules for Canary Islands: If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid. Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    Mandatory Travel Documentation: A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.
    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info.

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea). This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. Air travel from South Africa and Brazil is also restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.
    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.
    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.
    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.
    To know more:Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Land border between Spain and Portugal to remain closed until after Easter (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Regions reach agreement to restrict travel during Easter week, except for Madrid; lockdown in some areas includes St Joseph Day holiday weekend (El Pais, 11.03.2021). Spanish government extends travel restrictions from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 30 March (ElPais, 09.03.2021). Travelers to Balearic Islands from other Spanish regions will need negative COVID-19 test (Olive Press, 04.03.2021). Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 31 March (TheLocal, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends travel restrictions from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 30 March (ElPais, 09.03.2021). Travelers to Balearic Islands from other Spanish regions will need negative COVID-19 test (Olive Press, 04.03.2021). Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 31 March (TheLocal, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Travelers to Balearic Islands from other Spanish regions will need negative COVID-19 test (Olive Press, 04.03.2021). Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 31 March (TheLocal, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends restrictions on non-essential journeys from countries outside EU and Schengen Area to 31 March (TheLocal, 01.03.2021). Spanish government extends travel ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until at least 16 March (Local Spain, 23.021.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends travel ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until at least 16 March (Local Spain, 23.021.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Extension of Spanish restrictions on travel from the UK until 16 March 2021 (GOV.UK, 24.02.2021). Spanish government ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 2 March because of new COVID-19 variants (Eyewitness News, 09.02.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 2 March because of new COVID-19 variants (Eyewitness News, 09.02.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Spain, the following rules apply:

    Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 2 March because of new COVID-19 variants (Eyewitness News, 09.02.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 2 March because of new COVID-19 variants (Eyewitness News, 09.02.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Spain: Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. On 22 December 2020, Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea. These measures have been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is permitted on presentation of a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain. Travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Spain. However, from the 23 November 2020, there are some requirements for testing on arrival for those travelling by air and sea. Spot checks may be carried out on arrival to confirm travellers have undergone a COVID-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test and have tested negative. A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who does not comply.
    Some restrictions on travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area remain in place. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest FCDO travel advice for France ahead of your journey. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    11.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government ban on arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and U.K. until 2 March because of new COVID-19 variants (Eyewitness News, 09.02.2021). Spanish government extends border controls with Portugal until 1 March because of increase of COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.02.2021). Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Spain: Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. On 22 December 2020, Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea. These measures have been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is permitted on presentation of a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain. Travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Spain. However, from the 23 November 2020, there are some requirements for testing on arrival for those travelling by air and sea. Spot checks may be carried out on arrival to confirm travellers have undergone a COVID-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test and have tested negative. A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who does not comply.
    Some restrictions on travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area remain in place. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    10.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Railway workers will go on strike on 26, 27 February and 5, 6, 12, 13, 26 March (El Economista, 08.02.2021). Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021). Spanish government restricts arrivals from Brazil and South Africa until 17 February to curb spread of COVID-19 variants (TheLocal, 03.02.2021). Spanish government extends ban on arrivals from U.K. by air or sea until mid-February (The Local, 26.01.2021). Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry.

    From 3 February, air travel from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form.
    Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present a test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR test, Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques) carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, details of the centre that performs the analysis and the used technique. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.
    Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    To know more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections decrease (Reuters, 04.02.2021). Spanish government restricts arrivals from Brazil and South Africa until 17 February to curb spread of COVID-19 variants (TheLocal, 03.02.2021). Spanish government extends ban on arrivals from U.K. by air or sea until mid-February (The Local, 26.01.2021). Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas by air or sea transport.

    All passengers that enter Spain by air or sea transport and who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 16 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    From 3 February, air travel arriving from South Africa and Brazil is restricted to nationals and legal residents of Spain.

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    03.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on arrivals from U.K. by air or sea until mid-February (The Local, 26.01.2021). Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas.

    All passengers who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     >

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on arrivals from U.K. by air or sea until mid-February (The Local, 26.01.2021). Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From 12:01am (GMT) on 31 January, Portuguese authorities will enforce border control checks at the land border with Spain. Only cross border workers, goods traffic and those entering or exiting Portugal to return to their usual place of residence will be granted passage. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    *From within the EU:

    Spain applies the commonly agreed EU “traffic lights” approach to travel restrictions.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed, subject to the conditions specified hereafter.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, if arriving from high-risk areas.

    All passengers who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or any other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French.
    If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body.
    It can be presented in paper or electronic format.

    The document must contain, at least, the following information:

    • traveller’s name, passport or ID number
    • test date
    • identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis
    • the used technique
    • a negative result

    The personal identification number (passport/ID number) used to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    NO.

     

    Specific Rules for Canary Islands 

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is allowed.

    If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form. After completing the form, you receive a personal QR code that must be presented to the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a COVID-19 high-risk country or area must present a certificate with a NEGATIVE result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, are reviewed every 15 days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your Health Control Form. The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in the paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain travel health portal
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers’ temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you shouldconsult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    -Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October 2020, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.

    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’).
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    -Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from theMinistry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    19.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) until 2 February. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Only flights and ships carrying Spanish or Andorran citizens or official residents of those territories will be allowed entry. 

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during your trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    18.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 19 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Regional governments tighten restrictions because of COVID-19 (Local, 13.01.2021) Ban on travelers from U.K. extended until 2 February (Xinhua, 12.01.2021). Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 19 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    12.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Madrid-Barajas International Airport will reopen gradually on 10 January; train services from Madrid resume (Reuters, 10.01.2021). More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 19 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    11.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: More regions tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge (El Pais, 06.01.2021). Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Spain is implementing the commonly agreed EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel restrictions, which applies to EU and EEA countries.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 19 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia government tightens COVID-19 restrictions; Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia also impose new measures (Reuters, 04.01.2021). Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.
    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6 pm on 5 January (5 pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6 pm on 5 January (5 pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends limitations on direct flights from U.K. to 19 January to combat spread of COVID-19 (Majorca Daily Bulletin, 01.01.2021). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. Spain have announced they will be restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6pm (GMT+1) on 5 January (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. If you are resident in Spain, you should carry your residence document (the green paper EU residence certificate or the new TIE), as well as your valid passport when you travel. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that only those residents who can prove their status as residents through the green paper EU residence certificate or the TIE card may enter Spain.
    Additionally, all passengers (excluding children under the age of 6 years old) travelling to Spanish airports from ‘risk’ countries, as determined by the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control are required to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the country.

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6 pm on 5 January (5 pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include:
    • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people;
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres;
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’);
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19;
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes;
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place;
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread;
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    31.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Spain announces restricting passenger travel on inbound flights from UK from Tuesday 22 December, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. Spain have announced they will be restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6pm (GMT+1) on 5 January (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. If you are resident in Spain, you should carry your residence document (the green paper EU residence certificate or the new TIE), as well as your valid passport when you travel. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that only those residents who can prove their status as residents through the green paper EU residence certificate or the TIE card may enter Spain.
    Additionally, all passengers (excluding children under the age of 6 years old) travelling to Spanish airports from ‘risk’ countries, as determined by the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control are required to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the country.

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6 pm on 5 January (5 pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Spain announces restricting passenger travel on inbound flights from UK from Tuesday 22 December, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. Spain have announced they will be restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 6pm (GMT+1) on 22 December until 6pm (GMT+1) on 5 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. If you are resident in Spain, you should carry your residence document (the green paper EU residence certificate or the new TIE), as well as your valid passport when you travel. If you have applied but have not yet received your document, carry proof you have started the registration process. Padron certificates, utility bills and property deeds will not be accepted by Spanish authorities as proof of residency. Travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Spain. However, from the 23 November, there are some requirements for testing on arrival for those travelling by air and sea. Spot checks may be carried out on arrival to confirm travellers have undergone a COVID-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test and have tested negative. A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who does not comply.
    Some restrictions on travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area remain in place.

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Spain is restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 22 December until 6 pm on 5 January (5 pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    All passengers who come from a high-risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting documentation must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting documentation must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    28.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Spain announces restricting passenger travel on inbound flights from UK from Tuesday 22 December, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Spain’s borders are open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. Spain have announced they will be restricting passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 6pm (GMT+1) on 22 December until 6pm (GMT+1) on 5 January, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. If you are resident in Spain, you should carry your residence document (the green paper EU residence certificate or the new TIE), as well as your valid passport when you travel. If you have applied but have not yet received your document, carry proof you have started the registration process. Padron certificates, utility bills and property deeds will not be accepted by Spanish authorities as proof of residency. Travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Spain. However, from the 23 November, there are some requirements for testing on arrival for those travelling by air and sea. Spot checks may be carried out on arrival to confirm travellers have undergone a COVID-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test and have tested negative. A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who does not comply.
    Some restrictions on travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area remain in place.

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    In addition, all passengers who come from a high risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    From 22.12.2020, Spain suspends flights from the United Kingdom except for Spaniards or residents, as reported by the Government.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Spain announces restricting passenger travel on inbound flights from UK from Tuesday 22 December, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain (Gov.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    In addition, all passengers who come from a high risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    22.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government to close borders of island of Tenerife for 15 days from 18 December following rise in COVID-19 cases (Daily Express, 17.12.2020). Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020). From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    In addition, all passengers who come from a high risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    16.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020). From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed. If you fly to Spain, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age.

    In addition, all passengers who come from a high risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE result from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain travel health portal

    Spanish Ministry of Health

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    If you fly to Spain from other countries, it is mandatory to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip. Once you complete the form, you receive a personal QR code, which you present at the Health Control of the airport of arrival in Spain. The form is mandatory for all travellers, including children of any age.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, from a PCR test (COVID-19 RT-PCR), a Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) test, or other test based on equivalent molecular techniques, carried out in the 72 hours before arrival.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, and it must be written in Spanish, English, German or French, and may be presented in paper or electronic format. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate. Children under the age of 6 are exempt of the testing obligation.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain travel health portal 

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    15.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020). From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed, but all passengers who come from a high risk country or area in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present, in order to enter Spain, a certificate with a NEGATIVE PCR result (COVID-19 RT-PCR), carried out in the 72 hours before arrival. The list of high risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every fifteen days

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, must be written in Spanish and/or English and may be presented in paper or electronic format. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique, and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands you must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain travel health portal 

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    Spain permits entry without additional restrictions to travellers from the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    Additional third countries may be added to the list of high-risk countries/areas from which travellers are allowed entry, provided that they present an Active Infection Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result.

    This certificate or supporting document must be the original, must be written in Spanish and/or English and may be presented in paper or electronic format. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport or ID number, test date, identification and contact details of the centre that performs the analysis, the used technique and a negative test result. The personal identification number (passport/ID number) that you use to get your QR code must be the same as the identification number that appears on the negative PCR certificate.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    11.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020). From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed, but a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Spain is mandatory if you are travelling from a high risk country or area.

    Also, passengers arriving by air or sea transport may undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    If you are travelling to the Canary Islands must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android or iOs devices. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Spain travel health portal 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Information from the largest airport operator in Spain.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    08.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia regional government delays relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions until 21 December (The Local, 04.12.2020). From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions.

    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain.
    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunesia and Uruguay.

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    04.12.2020
  • Spain Latest News: From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions.

    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain.
    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunesia and Uruguay.

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    27.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions.

    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain.
    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunesia and Uruguay.

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    23.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions.

    All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain.
    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.

    Find out more:

    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries:

    The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunesia and Uruguay.

    Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    17.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: From November 23rd, Spain will demand a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for all travellers arriving from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (The Local, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. Find out more: Spain.info.

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Thailand, and Uruguay. Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    14.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia authorities announce 15-day ban on entering and exiting territory (Reuters, 29.10.2020). Andalucia authorities shut borders for two weeks; other regions including Basque Country and Asturias close borders too (The Sun, 29.10.2020). Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. Find out more: Spain.info.

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Thailand, and Uruguay. Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    11.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia authorities announce 15-day ban on entering and exiting territory (Reuters, 29.10.2020). Andalucia authorities shut borders for two weeks; other regions including Basque Country and Asturias close borders too (The Sun, 29.10.2020). Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. Find out more: Spain.info

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Thailand, and Uruguay. Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    06.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia authorities announce 15-day ban on entering and exiting territory (Reuters, 29.10.2020). Andalucia authorities shut borders for two weeks; other regions including Basque Country and Asturias close borders too (The Sun, 29.10.2020). Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. Mandatory Travel Documentation All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. Find out more: Spain.info

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Thailand, and Uruguay. Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    03.11.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia authorities announce 15-day ban on entering and exiting territory (Reuters, 29.10.2020). Andalucia authorities shut borders for two weeks; other regions including Basque Country and Asturias close borders too (The Sun, 29.10.2020). Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. Find out more: Spain.info

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Tunisia, Thailand, and Uruguay. Spain’s official tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey.
    On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    30.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Catalonia authorities announce 15-day ban on entering and exiting territory (Reuters, 29.10.2020). Andalucia authorities shut borders for two weeks; other regions including Basque Country and Asturias close borders too (The Sun, 29.10.2020). Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice.
    Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay. The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. Travel to Spain is discouraged however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. Key common measures across Spain include: • social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces (see ‘Use of facemasks’). • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19. • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes. • capacity restrictions in place at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place. • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread. wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    29.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government announces new state of emergency, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions (Reuters, 25.10.2020). German and British governments remove Canary Islands from travel warning list, end quarantine requirement (The Local, 23.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    On 25 October, the Spanish government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas). The Canary Islands are currently exempt from the curfew due to the latest epidemiological data. These measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of at least 15 days.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. For details of local outbreaks and the specific measures in place in your destination, you should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    There are some exemptions to entering and exiting confined areas or travelling during the hours of curfew such as travel to your place of employment, attendance at medical appointments or transiting the area to return to your place of residence. Entry for tourism purposes is not currently permitted and should be avoided. If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. Social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    The situation is evolving and restrictive measures to control the virus may be introduced across the country at short notice. The UK currently advises against travel to Spain however, should you choose to travel against this advice, you should consult the Spanish Ministry of Health map for further details of local outbreaks in Spain and check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. On 25 October, the Spanish Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency which includes a national obligatory overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary, starting between 10pm and midnight and lasting until 6am). It also provides regional governments with legal powers to impose further mobility restrictions in their region if deemed necessary (e.g. entry and exit restrictions to and from specific areas).
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. Other exemptions include travel to your place of employment and attendance at medical appointments; however, entry for tourism purposes to confined areas is not currently permitted and should be avoided.
    If you think you have reason to qualify as exempt and need to travel into or out of a confined area or during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of a medical appointment or evidence of your onward travel to your place of residence as stated above. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include:
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    26.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: German and British governments remove Canary Islands from travel warning list, end quarantine requirement (The Local, 23.10.2020). Madrid, other areas consider nighttime curfew to slow spread of COVID-19; Aragon and La Rioja announce new travel restrictions (El Pais,21.10.2020) Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Spain’s offcial tourism website offers information on how to protect your health and safety during you trip.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.
    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
    A number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include:
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    23.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form
    , or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: Spain.info

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at www.spain.info.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.
    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
    A number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include:
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

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    20.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: Spain.info
    .

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.
    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
    A number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include:
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    16.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Government declares state of emergency in Madrid for two weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19 (AP, 09.10.2020). Authorities order Madrid to lock down, or government will impose state of emergency because of COVID-19 outbreaks (Reuters, 08.10.2020). Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port. *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain- Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus. * Mandatory Travel Documentation- All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain. Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port. *Find out more: here.

    Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    Third Country: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorizing entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.
    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
    A number of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified in Spain since the end of the State of Alarm. You should consult the Ministry of Health map
    for information on their locations. If you are staying in any of the affected areas, follow the advice of the local authorities.
    The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout your stay.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. Inter-regional travel is permitted. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    *Local measures and the ‘new normal’ phase: On 21 June, Spain entered the ‘new normal’ phase, which concludes the progressive 4-phase de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility. Protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and you should observe the guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times. You should also refer to regional authorities for any additional local measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    Key ‘new normal’ measures include:
    • social distancing of 1.5-metres.
    • obligatory use of face masks in public spaces.
    • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep customers’ contact information (where provided) for up to 4 weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
    • abiding by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
    • capacity restrictions in place at beaches such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place.
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces.
    Most regions in Spain have now made the use of face masks obligatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary from one region to the next. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish). While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.

    Read more
    09.10.2020
  • Spain Latest News: Madrid, nine nearby towns to enter partial lockdown on 2 October (Reuters, 02.10.2020). Government orders partial lockdown in Madrid as COVID-19 cases rise (BBC, 01.10.2020). Authorities extend ban on travel from non-EU countries until September 30 (Garda, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    From the EU: Travelling to Spain: Travelling from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. All passengers arriving by air or sea transport must undergo a temperature check, which must be below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Cruising companies can take passengers temperature before arriving at a Spanish port.
    *Travelling from Spain or returning to Spain: Some countries are imposing restrictions or quarantine periods on travellers arriving from Spain. You can consult this map (in Spanish) for an updated overview of travel restrictions applied to Spanish travellers.
    Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at Asistencia consular coronavirus.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers must fill in a Public Health Form, or use the free app “Spain Travel Health” (SpTH). After completing the form, passengers will obtain a QR code which they must present upon arrival in Spain.
    Tour operators, travel agencies and transport companies must inform tourists and travellers of their obligation to present the Public Health Form at the destination airport or port.
    Find out more here.

    *Transit: Passengers transiting the country with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will be submitted to health controls.

    *From Third Countries: The European Union has lifted its internal border controls within the Schengen area and has issued a recommendation for authorising entry for citizens of non-EU countries, which each country will apply according to the reciprocity principle. Following these criteria, Spain permits entry to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Additional information may be found at here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Many municipal authorities and regional governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations may vary between a maximum of 5 – 10 people depending on where you are in Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local authorities at all times.
    The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”), declared on 14 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, ended on 21 June. Spain has now entered the ‘new normal’ phase of its de-escalation strategy.
    Restrictions on movement throughout the country have been lifted and travel between regions is permitted.
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