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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: 22 October 2021

Last Updated at: 22 October 2021

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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: 22 October 2021

Last Updated at: 22 October 2021

THINKING OF MOVING AND LIVING IN SPAIN?

Start your relocation journey with our Relo Buddies today!

Latest Update

Spain eases Covid-19 restrictions for travellers from the UAE and Bahrain

Spain is getting set to welcome more holidaymakers from the UAE and Bahrain.It eased travel restrictions for tourists coming from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as those flying from Bahrain, effective Monday. Unvaccinated travellers are now welcome to travel to Spain from the UAE and the kingdom of Bahrain after both destinations were added to Spain’s safe travel list.

Spain Extends Existing Entry Ban On Non-Essential Travels From Non-EU Countries For Another Month

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel from the majority of third countries, which has been in place in this form since July 17 this year.

The travel ban will remain in place until the end of October and is extendable if the Ministry sees it necessary in order to keep in control the Coronavirus situation in the country.

This means that unvaccinated travellers cannot enter the Spanish territory for non-essential purposes as tourism and business. In order to be eligible to enter the country as a person with vaccinated status, one must be vaccinated with one of the jabs approved as valid proof of immunity for travel into Spain. At least 14 days must have passed since the final shot took place.

Exempt from the ban on non-vaccinated travellers remain arrivals from third countries that are currently listed in Spain’s list of safe third countries.

 

Travellers from Poland, Regions of Czechia & Hungary reaching Spain will be subjected to additional entry rules

From Sept 27, travellers from Poland, Regions of Czechia & Hungary reaching Spain will be subjected to additional entry rules, following their addition to Spain’s List of high-risk areas.

Travellers arriving in Spain from countries and regions in the high-risk list are subject to the requirement of proof of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the virus in the recent months, or negative test results for Coronavirus, in case the traveller holds neither of the two first.

On the other hand, Spain has also removed several regions of Denmark and Italy from their list of High-Risk areas, after a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in their territory, as follows:

  • Denmark’s regions of Central Denmark (Midtjylland) and Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
  • Italy’s regions of Molise, Piedmont, Lombardy

Travellers from these regions reaching Spain will no longer be subjected to the obligation to present proof of vaccination, recovery, or negative COVID-19 test results.

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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 eases Covid-19 restrictions for travellers from the UAE and Bahrain

Spain is getting set to welcome more holidaymakers from the UAE and Bahrain.It eased travel restrictions for tourists coming from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as those flying from Bahrain, effective Monday. Unvaccinated travellers are now welcome to travel to Spain from the UAE and the kingdom of Bahrain after both destinations were added to Spain’s safe travel list.

Spain Extends Existing Entry Ban On Non-Essential Travels From Non-EU Countries For Another Month

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel from the majority of third countries, which has been in place in this form since July 17 this year.

The travel ban will remain in place until the end of October and is extendable if the Ministry sees it necessary in order to keep in control the Coronavirus situation in the country.

This means that unvaccinated travellers cannot enter the Spanish territory for non-essential purposes as tourism and business. In order to be eligible to enter the country as a person with vaccinated status, one must be vaccinated with one of the jabs approved as valid proof of immunity for travel into Spain. At least 14 days must have passed since the final shot took place.

Exempt from the ban on non-vaccinated travellers remain arrivals from third countries that are currently listed in Spain’s list of safe third countries.

 

Travellers from Poland, Regions of Czechia & Hungary reaching Spain will be subjected to additional entry rules

From Sept 27, travellers from Poland, Regions of Czechia & Hungary reaching Spain will be subjected to additional entry rules, following their addition to Spain’s List of high-risk areas.

Travellers arriving in Spain from countries and regions in the high-risk list are subject to the requirement of proof of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the virus in the recent months, or negative test results for Coronavirus, in case the traveller holds neither of the two first.

On the other hand, Spain has also removed several regions of Denmark and Italy from their list of High-Risk areas, after a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in their territory, as follows:

  • Denmark’s regions of Central Denmark (Midtjylland) and Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
  • Italy’s regions of Molise, Piedmont, Lombardy

Travellers from these regions reaching Spain will no longer be subjected to the obligation to present proof of vaccination, recovery, or negative COVID-19 test results.

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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