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Is Spain Open for Tourists? – Latest Spain Travel Restrictions

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Last update: 11/15/2021

Spain reopened to international tourism in July 2020. Currently, vaccinated travelers can enter Spain from any country. Unvaccinated travelers can only enter Spain from EU/EEA countries and certain other countries, unless they have an essential reason for traveling.

All travelers must complete an electronic Health Control Form before they arrive in Spain. Travelers from EU/EEA countries that are not considered “risk areas” can enter Spain without presenting a test result, vaccination certificate, or proof of immunity.

Travelers from EU/EEA countries that are considered “risk areas” must present an EU COVID Digital Certificate, which proves that they are either fully vaccinated; have a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain or a negative antigen test result from within 48 hours of arrival; or have recovered from COVID-19.

Travelers from other countries that are not considered “risk areas” can travel to Spain without presenting a test result, vaccination certificate, or proof of immunity.

Travelers from other countries that are considered “risk areas” must present a vaccination certificate.

Can I travel to Spain right now?

You can travel to Spain from many countries now. Below is a map of all the countries that can visit Spain at the moment.

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Vaccinated tourists can enter Spain from any country.

RISK AREAS

  • Austria (just Salzburg and Wien)
  • Belgium
  • Croatia (just Jadranska Hrvatska)
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (just Corse, Martinique, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Ile-de-France, La Réunion, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre — Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-deFrance, Normandie, and Pays de la Loire)
  • Germany (just Hamburg)
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy (just Piemonte, Liguria, Lombardia., Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Sicilia, Sardegna, Provincia Autónoma di Trento, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, and Lazio)
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway (just Oslo, Møre og Romsdal, Agder, Vestland, and Troms og Finnmark)
  • Portugal
  • Sweden

NON-RISK AREAS

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria (except Salzburg and Wien)
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China (including Hong Kong and Macao)
  • Croatia (except Jadranska Hrvatska)
  • Czech Republic
  • France (except Corse, Martinique, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Ile-de-France, La Réunion, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre — Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-deFrance, Normandie, and Pays de la Loire)
  • Germany (except Hamburg)
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Italy (Except Piemonte, Liguria, Lombardia., Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Sicilia, Sardegna, Provincia Autónoma di Trento, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Umbria, Marche, and Lazio)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway (Except Oslo, Møre og Romsdal, Agder, Vestland, and Troms og Finnmark)
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Vatican City
 
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

*Only vaccinated travelers, EU/Schengen Area residents, long-term Schengen Area visa holders, health professionals, diplomats, students studying in the EU, and people traveling for urgent family reasons or another necessary reason can travel to Spain from these countries. Only Spanish or Andorran nationals and residents can travel to Spain from South Africa and Brazil. You can find more information on these entry restrictions here.

Spain COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements

Spain’s entry requirements are simple and straightforward.

All travelers must fill in an electronic Health Control Form before they arrive in Spain. Travelers can complete the form on the Spain Travel Health website or with the Android/iOS app. After completing the form, travelers will receive a QR code that they must present upon arrival in Spain. Every traveler must complete their own individual form.

Travelers from EU/EEA countries and other countries that are not considered “risk areas” can enter Spain without presenting a test result, vaccination certificate, or proof of immunity.

Travelers from EU/EEA countries that are considered “risk areas” must present an EU COVID Digital Certificate, which proves that they are either fully vaccinated; have a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain, or a negative antigen test result from within 48 hours of arrival; or have recovered from COVID-19.

Travelers from other countries that are considered “risk areas” must present a vaccination certificate. They must have received the final dose of their vaccine at least 14 days prior.

Covid-19 vaccine to travel to Spain

Travelers from EU/EEA countries that are considered “risk areas” must present an EU COVID Digital Certificate, which shows that they are either fully vaccinated; have a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain or a negative antigen test result from within 48 hours of arrival; or have recovered from COVID-19. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate is available here.

Travelers from other countries that are considered “risk areas” must present a vaccination certificate to enter Spain. (Travelers from the UK can present a NAAT test result in lieu of a vaccination certificate.)

The vaccination certificate must include the traveler’s full name, vaccination date, type of vaccine administered, number of doses administered, issuing country, and the organization issuing the vaccination certificate. The certificate must be in Spanish, English, French, or German. Travelers must have received their final dose at least 14 days prior to traveling to Spain.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting an EU Digital COVID Certificate or vaccination certificate.

Is PCR testing mandatory to travel to Spain?

Unvaccinated travelers from EU/EEA countries that are considered “risk areas” must either have a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain or a negative antigen test result from within 48 hours of arrival in Spain in order to obtain their EU COVID Digital Certificate.

Travelers from the UK can present a certificate for a NAAT test (RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA, etc.) in lieu of a vaccination certificate.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this testing requirement.

Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Spain?

There is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Spain as long as you are not traveling from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Namibia, or South Africa.

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Is there a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Spain?

If you are traveling to Spain from one of the aforementioned countries, you must quarantine for 10 days from your arrival in Spain or for the duration of your stay if it is shorter than 10 days. You can end your quarantine early if you get tested for COVID-19 on the 7th day of your quarantine period and receive a negative result.

Health Control Form to enter Spain

All travelers must complete an electronic Health Control Form before they arrive in Spain.

You can complete the form on the Spain Travel Health website or with the Android/iOS app. Once you complete the form, you will receive a QR code, which you must present when boarding and upon arrival in Spain. You must fill in a form for every trip you take and every traveler must complete their own individual form.

Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to visit Spain

It’s not mandatory to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage to enter Spain, but you really shouldn’t travel internationally without some kind of insurance coverage.

Some autonomous communities (regions) in Spain offer free insurance with COVID-19 coverage to travelers who stay at regulated tourist establishments. You can find more information on this free insurance program here.

If you’re looking for a reliable travel insurance policy or just want additional coverage, Heymondo is a great option for travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage. Their policies offer extensive coverage, particularly for COVID-19 testing and treatment abroad, so you’ll be covered no matter what happens on your travels.

You can even save 5% on Heymondo insurance with the discount link below.

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COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Spain

Other travel restrictions for Spain during COVID-19

Spain has a few other travel restrictions in place:

  • All travelers will undergo health screenings, which will include temperature checks, upon arrival in Spain.
  • Face masks must be worn in all indoor public areas and in all outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
  • Social distancing rules must be observed.
  • You may need a tourist visa to visit Spain. Check if you need one below.

What’s open in Spain

Wondering what you’ll be able to do if you visit Spain right now? Hotels, beaches, restaurants, and attractions are all open, but each region has its own restrictions, so be sure to check the regulations for the region(s) you will be visiting here.

Hotels that are open in Spain

Hotels and accommodations in Spain are open, but they have implemented increased health and safety measures to help keep both guests and employees safe. We highly recommend these hotels in Spain:

Guests must wear face masks in all public areas of accommodations and abide by social distancing guidelines. They will be encouraged to use contactless payment whenever possible. Hand sanitizer should be available at accommodations’ entrances and receptions for guests to disinfect their hands. High-contact surfaces will be disinfected frequently.

More details on hotel regulations can be found here and here.

Beaches that are open in Spain

Spain is well known for its lovely, sunny beaches, which tourists generally flock to. Luckily, most Spain’s beaches are open right now, so visitors can soak up the sun and go for a swim.

Beachgoers must keep a distance of at least two meters between themselves and others, both on the beach and in the water. Numbers may be limited at some beaches, so be sure to check if you need to reserve a beach spot in advance.

If beachgoers plan on doing any water sports, they should bring their own equipment, if possible. Changing rooms, showers, and toilets should still be open but with safety regulations in place.

More information on beach regulations is available here.

Attractions that are open and tours that are operating in Spain

There is so much to see and do in Spain: you can visit art museums, admire archaeological sites and historic churches, explore beautiful landscapes, and more. Fortunately, attractions, such as museums, monuments, and parks, are all open and tours are operating in Spain right now.

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Attractions that are open and tours that are operating in Spain

Attractions will have capacity limits, so be sure to check if you need to book your tickets in advance.

Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. If social distancing is not possible, visitors must wear masks. They will have to sign a form that states that they know and accept the attraction’s health and safety guidelines.

On tours, visitors will be informed of all relevant health and safety guidelines. Tour sizes will be limited, so try to book your spot in advance, if possible. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines and wear a mask if required.

More information on attraction and tour guidelines is available here (in Spanish), here (in Spanish), and here (in English).

Restaurants that are open in Spain

You can’t visit Spain without trying the delicious local cuisine: tapas, tortilla, paella Valenciana, gazpacho, jamón, croquetas, queso manchego…there are so many tasty options to choose from! Luckily, restaurants in Spain are open. Delivery and takeout are also available.

Is there a travel ban in Spain

Restaurants that are open in Spain

Guests should wear face masks whenever they are not eating or drinking and sanitize their hands when entering a restaurant. They should book their table in advance, if possible, as capacities in many regions are limited.

Guests will be encouraged to pay with contactless card payments. Employees will be trained in health and safety guidelines.

You can find more details on general restaurant regulations here and here.

Airports that are open in Spain

Spain’s busiest airports, Madrid Barajas, Barcelona El Prat, and Palma de Mallorca, are all open, and international flights are operating.

Travelers must wear masks at all times and abide by social distancing rules. They will be subject to health screenings with temperature checks on arrival in Spain.

Curfew in Spain

There is currently no curfew in Spain.

Spain reopens for tourists

There is no curfew in Spain at this moment

Interregional travel restrictions in Spain

There are no travel restrictions in the Spanish territory at this moment.

Where to get a PCR test in Spain – COVID-19 testing in Spain

Your country may require you to take a PCR test in order to fly back home. If you need to get a PCR test in Spain, here is a list of places you can get tested.

Spain reopening its borders to tourists – F.A.Q.

Check out these FAQs related to Spain reopening for tourists and let us know if you have any other questions in the comments below.

Yes, you can travel to Spain right now if you are vaccinated or are traveling from the EU/EEA and certain other countries.

There are currently 700,000+ active cases and 82,000+ deaths due to COVID-19 in Spain as of today. The CDC classifies travel to Spain as “Level 4- Very High Risk.” If you have a pre-existing condition or any health condition that could increase your chances of serious illness, do not travel to Spain. Additionally, if you are unvaccinated, you should reconsider traveling to Spain.

Yes, travelers from many countries outside the EU/EEA cannot visit Spain right now unless they are vaccinated or are traveling for an essential reason.

No, you do not need to quarantine upon arrival as long as you are not traveling from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Namibia, or South Africa. If you are traveling to Spain from one of these countries, you must quarantine for 10 days from your arrival in Spain.

Yes, if you are traveling from an EU/EEA country that is considered a “risk area” and you are unvaccinated, you must present proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain or a negative antigen test result from within 48 hours of arrival with the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

No, there is currently no curfew in Spain.

No, there are currently no restrictions on travel within Spain.

Yes, Spain’s hotels are open.

Yes, Spain’s busiest airports, Madrid Barajas, Barcelona El Prat, and Palma de Mallorca, are all open, and commercial flights are operating.

Yes, restaurants in Spain are open, but each autonomous community (region) has its own regulations for them.

Yes, beaches in Spain are open.

Yes, tours and excursions are currently operating.

Yes, attractions are open, but each autonomous community (region) has its own restrictions for them.

Yes, American tourists can currently visit Spain.

Yes, Canadians can now travel to Spain for any purpose, including tourism.

Sources

We will update this guide on Spain’s reopening to tourism with any new developments. If you need more information on travel to Spain, you can check these official sources:

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