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Travel advice Spain | Traveling in times of corona – What do you have to arrange?

The latest travel advice for Spain | Summer is slowly approaching and Spain sounds like music to our ears! They don't ask crazy things at the moment and that makes traveling to Spain in corona time very accessible. In this article we give you clear information about the corona rules in Spain, what you need to arrange in advance and what the most recent travel advice is.

Latest update: June 23, 2021

Tip: Because the travel advice is constantly changing, we advise everyone to check for the latest travel news our Facebook page to follow. Then you can always quickly see when important changes occur while on the road.

UPDATE June 23, 2021: Unfortunately, mainland Spain remains on code Orange. Although the corona figures in the holiday country are slowly improving, they are unfortunately not good enough yet. Not only the number of infections is important, but also the percentage of the tests that are positive and the number of travelers who take corona from Spain to the Netherlands. More information can be found in this news item.

Update June 22, 2021: Wereldreizigers.nl correspondent Chris returned from Mallorca (Yellow Zone) on June 21, 2021. For anyone wondering how things are going these days: it's actually not that bad. You only have to arrange 2 extra things, namely a PCR or rapid test (Rapid Antigen Test) that has been taken less than 48 hours before arrival, and fill in an 'entry form'.

A PCR costs about 100 euros, the rapid test is much cheaper, from about 38 euros and this also suffices. You will receive an official travel certificate, and you have to upload it in the Spanish 'Entry Form'. This is a form from the Spanish government that you have to fill out in addition to checking in with information about your origin and your stay.

After filling in this form you will receive a QR code via email, which you must show at the airport. Everyone is checked for this. All in all, the corona measures cost you 1x a quick test (+- 38 euros) for the way out (this is no longer requested), and an hour before taking the test + an extra half hour to carefully fill in entry forms to fill.

It's all just a little more work, but it's actually not that bad. You just have to free up some time and 38 euros for it.

Update June 7, 2021: The negative PCR test result must not be older than 48 Hours† This was previously 72 hours.

Update June 2, 2021: New relaxations have been announced. Hotels and restaurants: the bar is back. All permitted tables can be occupied on the outdoor terraces, whereby the distance between chairs at different tables is always at least 1,5 meters. Bar service and consumption is allowed, keeping your distance. The tables have a limit of 6 people inside and 10 outside. Discos and bars are also allowed to open again, you can read all about it in the full news article.

Update 23 May 2021: Travel to Spain without PCR test obligations† Spain has confirmed that from Monday, May 24, travelers from the following countries will be allowed to enter the country, even if they have not been vaccinated and without having to undergo health checks on arrival† These are the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, China and Japan. The Netherlands and Belgium are not yet included, although a number of European countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, are expected to be added to the list soon.

Update 23 May 2021: The government of Spain is opening the country to vaccinated tourists from 34 countries. President Pedro Sánchez has announced that from June 7 vaccinated people will be able to come to Spain regardless of the epidemiological situation in their country. The full list of countries can be found in this news article.

Update 17 May 2021: Spain want tourists from the as of May 20, 2021 United Kingdom admitted without a PCR test or vaccination certificate. The Spanish government also plans to quickly allow other countries with a low infection rate to return to Spain without a PCR test or vaccination certificate. Read the news item here..

Travel restrictions in Europe

As indicated above, in this blog we take a closer look at Spain because this is a country where you enter with the necessary papers. We take you step by step through what you need to arrange before your trip. Realize that some preparation is really necessary these days.

Tip: Also read the blog “Traveling through Spain with the camper during the corona crisis† In it we tell personal experiences.

Arrange in advance for a trip to Spain

Like most countries, Spain also expects that you can hand over a negative PCR test result, that you register your trip in advance and that you observe all the measures that Spain uses. So nothing crazy, if you ask us! Below we explain how you can prepare for this and what you should keep in mind.

The most current travel advice for Spain can be found on the website of netherlandsworldwide.nl

PCR test (not older than 72 hours)

If you want to travel to Spain during corona time, everyone from a "high-risk country" must be able to hand over a negative PCR test result at the airport or at the border. Unfortunately belongs The Netherlands at these countries. The current overview of the "high-risk countries" for Spain can be found via see. The negative PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours† Children under 6 do not need to be tested. You may show the test result both on paper and digitally.

Update 23 May 2021: Spain has confirmed that from Monday 24 May to allow travelers from the following countries to enter the country, even if they have not been vaccinated and without having to undergo health checks or a PCR test on arrival† These are the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, China and Japan. The Netherlands and Belgium are not yet included, although a number of European countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, are expected to be added to the list soon.

UPDATE 06 May 2021: Vaccinations while traveling has a nice offer that is worth considering. Instead of 139 euros per person, you now pay 109 euros per person, provided you take the PCR test with at least 2 people at the same time. The offer is mainly intended for families or groups. You can immediately make an appointment for the test via the button below.

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QR code

In addition to the negative PCR test result, Spain expects you to be able to show a QR code. You will receive this QR code when you have completed the required documentation for your trip to Spain and must not be older than 48 hours† It is important that the data of the test result and the QR code are the same. This must correspond to the information in your passport. They ask for your name, passport number, flight number, arrival date and email address. You will then receive an email with a security code. With this code and your own data you can obtain the QR code. See the headings on this website† Remember that the QR code is only for you, not for the person traveling with you. Everyone has to fill it in separately.

Are you traveling alone? Then you can fill in the form here. fill. Are you traveling with family or with a group? Then we refer you to .

Tip: The video below explains very simply what the procedure is for the QR code.

Check on arrival

A health check will take place on arrival at an airport in Spain. They do this in 2 ways. They check whether you look healthy and therefore do not observe any symptoms of Covid-19. Your temperature will also be checked. It should not be higher than 37,5 degrees. Do they notice something? Then they will ask you to take another test at the airport.

If you travel by car or camper, these extra health checks are not available. You should still be able to show a negative test result + QR code.

During the corona crisis with the camper on an orange farm in Spain

During your stay in Spain

Is the travel advice for Spain in order and have you arranged everything? Then it's time to read up on the rules in the country. on this website It is clearly explained what you can expect from traveling to Spain in times of corona. Respect all the rules of the country. Always and everywhere.

Mandatory masks

Everyone over the age of 6 must wear a face mask on public transport and in public spaces. You must also wear a mouth cap when the distance rule of 1,5 meters is not possible. You must also wear a face mask in the car, unless everyone in the car comes from the same household.

Checks can take place

Just like in The Netherlands checks can also take place while traveling to Spain during corona time. These fines start from 100 euros. Make sure that this does not spoil your holiday and therefore adhere to all the rules. Also consult the website of the ANWB for all current information.

Recreation open

Almost everything is open in Spain (yay!). Think of restaurants, shops, gas stations, cafes, hotels, campsites, museums, theaters and amusement parks. Of course, specific rules apply and a maximum number of people is used. Cinemas, discotheques and nightclubs are closed for the time being.

Update June 2, 2021: New relaxations have been announced. Hotels and restaurants: the bar is back. All permitted tables can be occupied on the outdoor terraces, whereby the distance between chairs at different tables is always at least 1,5 meters. Bar service and consumption is allowed, keeping your distance. The tables have a limit of 6 people inside and 10 outside. Discos and bars are also allowed to open again, you can read all about it in the full news article.

Weather and climate in Spain

For most of Spain, it is warm almost everywhere from May and that heat generally lasts until September. Sometimes until October.
Heat waves are no exception in parts of Spain during the summer (we even know them in the Netherlands these days). Along the coast and central Spain you have a chance of heat waves with temperatures around or even above 40 degrees. What are you waiting for?!

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  • Well explained, only in terms of mouth caps policy is missing something. At the moment you have to wear a face mask everywhere, even on the street, not just in public spaces and public transport. This is also where people really pay attention and check. Even when you walk on the beach, so everything outside the house has to wear a mouth cap, regardless of the distance.

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    Carola

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