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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Spain has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Spain, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 29 June 2021

Last Updated at: 14 July 2021

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mobility-update-spain

Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Spain has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Spain, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 29 June 2021

Last Updated at: 14 July 2021

THINKING OF MOVING AND LIVING IN SPAIN?

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Latest Update

Spain has reopened its borders to vaccinated UAE travellers, and recognises the Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines. Travellers must present a vaccination certificate proving their final dose was administered at least 14 days prior to travel, as well as a negative PCR test. All visitors are required to fill in a Health Control Form and obtain a QR code that must be presented on arrival in Spain.

Spain is on Abu Dhabi’s Green List, meaning travellers do not need to quarantine upon their return to the UAE capital.

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Entering Spain Borders

  •  All travellers must obtain the Health Control Form (FCS) to enter Spain. You can for the FCS here.
  • Upon entry to Spain, all travellers are required to go through a health check, where body temperature is taken, documents are checked and visual examinations of the traveller’s health condition.
  • Mask-wearing is mandatory in public spaces and public transport for all foreign travellers.
  • All travellers entering Spain must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or TMA test results taken 48 hours before arrival, a vaccination certificate received 14 days before arrival or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued 14 days after positive result.

For more information, please click here. 
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Schools

  • Schools in Spain are fully open.
  • Masks are mandatory for children over the age of six.
  • Social distancing and hygiene protocols must be followed.

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Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • According to Schengen Visa Info News, “Spain’s visa application centres in Nursultan, Kazakhstan, as well as those in Minsk, Belarus, and Yerevan, Armenia, resumed visa application acceptance.” Furthermore, the Spanish visa application centre will resume services in Casablanca, accepting application for a Schengen visa.

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Home Search

  • Virtual services are available.
  • Mask-wearing, body temperature screening and foot bath are mandatory.
  • Social distancing of 1.5m apart.

 

Short Term Accommodation

  • Bookings are made online without face-t0-face interactions.
  • Apartments and hotels are available.

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Pet Import Requirements (Non-Commerical Moves)

  • All pets entering Spain must be microchipped.
  • All pets must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip is implanted.
  • Pets from high rabies countries must undergo a rabies titer test.
  • Tapeworm treatment for dogs is not necessary to enter Spain.
  • Obtain the relevant health certificate.
  • For pets entering Spain from non-EU countries, they must enter Spain through the Border Inspection Posts at international airports in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife Sur or Valencia.
  • Non-vaccinated puppies, kittens and ferrets from EU or non-EU countries are not permitted to enter Spain.

For more information on importing and exporting pets into Spain, please visit pettravel.com.

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Latest Update

Spain has reopened its borders to vaccinated UAE travellers, and recognises the Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines. Travellers must present a vaccination certificate proving their final dose was administered at least 14 days prior to travel, as well as a negative PCR test. All visitors are required to fill in a Health Control Form and obtain a QR code that must be presented on arrival in Spain.

Spain is on Abu Dhabi’s Green List, meaning travellers do not need to quarantine upon their return to the UAE capital.

Entering Spain Borders

  •  All travellers must obtain the Health Control Form (FCS) to enter Spain. You can for the FCS here.
  • Upon entry to Spain, all travellers are required to go through a health check, where body temperature is taken, documents are checked and visual examinations of the traveller’s health condition.
  • Mask-wearing is mandatory in public spaces and public transport for all foreign travellers.
  • All travellers entering Spain must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or TMA test results taken 48 hours before arrival, a vaccination certificate received 14 days before arrival or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued 14 days after positive result.

For more information, please click here. 

Schools

  • Schools in Spain are fully open.
  • Masks are mandatory for children over the age of six.
  • Social distancing and hygiene protocols must be followed.

Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • According to Schengen Visa Info News, “Spain’s visa application centres in Nursultan, Kazakhstan, as well as those in Minsk, Belarus, and Yerevan, Armenia, resumed visa application acceptance.” Furthermore, the Spanish visa application centre will resume services in Casablanca, accepting application for a Schengen visa.

Home Search

  • Virtual services are available.
  • Mask-wearing, body temperature screening and foot bath are mandatory.
  • Social distancing of 1.5m apart.

 

Short Term Accommodation

  • Bookings are made online without face-t0-face interactions.
  • Apartments and hotels are available.

Pet Import Requirements (Non-Commerical Moves)

  • All pets entering Spain must be microchipped.
  • All pets must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip is implanted.
  • Pets from high rabies countries must undergo a rabies titer test.
  • Tapeworm treatment for dogs is not necessary to enter Spain.
  • Obtain the relevant health certificate.
  • For pets entering Spain from non-EU countries, they must enter Spain through the Border Inspection Posts at international airports in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife Sur or Valencia.
  • Non-vaccinated puppies, kittens and ferrets from EU or non-EU countries are not permitted to enter Spain.

For more information on importing and exporting pets into Spain, please visit pettravel.com.

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