Spain (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 28 February 2021.
This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of 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, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– residents of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State returning via Spain to their country of residence;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
– merchant seamen;
– military personnel;
– immediate family members of a national of an EU Member State traveling together or traveling to join the national of an EU Member State;
– passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Spain. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by a consulate of Spain;
– students with proof of being enrolled in a course in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland. They must:
– have a medical insurance; and
-be traveling to the country where they study, at most 15 days before the start of the course.
2. Flights from Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom to Spain are suspended until 2 March 2021.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Andorra and Spain.
3. Passengers arriving from Brazil or South Africa are subject to quarantine.
4. Passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Virgin Isl. (USA) 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;
– passengers arriving from Faroe Isl., Greenland or Midtjyllar in Denmark, arriving from Martinique, Reunion or Guadalupe in France, or arriving from Agder, Innlandet, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Rogaland, Troms og Finnmark, Trondelag, Vestfold og Telemark, Vestland or Viken in Norway;
– 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.
5. Passengers must complete an “FCS Health Control Form” at . A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

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.

Lockdown Details

Restrictions related to COVID-19 remain in effect throughout Spain and vary widely by region.

The most common restrictions in Spain include:

-A nighttime curfew

-Public or private gatherings limited to six people

-Limited movement to and from many locations unless it is for a legitimate and essential purpose, such as work, medical reasons, education and training, returning to your residence, taking exams, helping the elderly, minors or disabled people, banking, insurance, legal, or administrative matters, and any emergency or force majeure situations

-Limited capacity in religious facilities, funeral homes, shops, restaurants, and bars

-In most regions of Spain, face masks are always mandatory for everyone age six or older in enclosed spaces and public areas. There are few exceptions to this rule such as medical waivers, eating or drinking, or while practicing sports.

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