Editor’s Note — Coronavirus cases remain high across the globe. Health officials caution that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the virus. Staying home is the best way to stem transmission. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, last updated on June 16.
What’s on offer
One of Europe’s biggest hitters for good reason, Spain pulls tourists in by the millions thanks to its warm weather, laidback vibe and excellent food and wine. Plus, of course, there are some of Europe’s best beach resorts, mountains, and cultural cities such as Madrid, Seville and Barcelona.
Who can go
As of June 7, anyone who has been fully vaccinated can enter Spain for a vacation without proof of a negative Covid test, even if they are arriving from destinations categorized as ‘risk’ countries.
South Africa, Brazil and India are exempt from this rule, however. See more below.
Right now, Spain is still on the UK’s “amber list” which means nonessential travel from the UK to Spain is not recommended.
Visitors from India must undergo a 10 day quarantine upon arrival.
What are the restrictions?
Since June 7, travelers from anywhere in the world — bar South Africa, Brazil and India — who have been fully vaccinated can enter Spain without providing proof of a negative Covid test.
Travelers arriving from ‘risk’ countries who’ve not been fully vaccinated must undertake a PCR test within 72 hours of departure and show proof of a negative result on entry.
Health assessments take place on arrival into Spain, with a temperature check and visual examination as standard.
What’s the Covid situation?
The country has seen over 3.7 million infections and over 80,500 deaths as of June 16, 2021.
Over 33 million people have had their first vaccination in Spain and 27.63% of the population has been fully vaccinated as of June 16.
What can visitors expect?
Under the state of emergency, a national curfew was in place, masks had to be worn public at all times (children 5 and younger were exempt), while gatherings indoors and outdoors were limited to six people.
Face masks continue to be required in public places across the country.
Even before the state of emergency was lifted, the exact detail of the restrictions varied by region.
Traveling between Spain’s regions is now permitted.
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Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley and Francesca Street contributed to this report