• Entry ban for travellers coming from third countries until March 31, 2021, except:
    • Residents of the European Union, Schengen States, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican or San Marino whiletravelling to one of these countries, who provide documentary evidence of their destination;
    • Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU Member State or Schengen State to which they are travelling;
    • Healthcare, elderly care professionals and health researchers entering Spain to undertake their work activity;
    • Staff engaged in the transport of goods;
    • Sea and flight crew carrying out transport activities;
    • Persons studying in Spain (must hold a student visa/permit and medical coverage, provided they are traveling Spain during the academic year or 15 days before its commencement);
    • Highly qualified employees whose activity is mandatory (must provide documentary evidence);
    • Persons travelling for imperative family reasons (must provide documentary evidence);
    • Persons who provide documentary evidence of force majeure or necessity, or whose entry is allowed on humanitarian grounds;
    • Residents of the exempted listed countries, travelling directly from these countries, transiting through countries included in the list or transiting through international airports located in countries not included in the list.
  • Land borders to enter Spain through Ceuta and Melilla are closed.
  • Entry ban until March 16, 2021 for travellers from the UK (except Spanish or Andorran residents).
  • Entry ban until March 16, 2021 for travellers from Brazil and South Africa (except Spanish or Andorran residents; persons transiting through Spain to a non-Schengen country with a less than 24h stop and without exiting the transit area of the Spanish airport; flights with a stop in Spain for non-commercial purposes to reach a final destination).
  • Entry ban until March 16, 2021 for travellers from Portugal, except:
    • Spanish nationals and their spouses;
    • Dependents in the ascending or descending line if they travel with them or to join them;
    • Spanish residents (must provide documentary evidence);
    • Persons studying in Spain;
    • Residents of other Member States or Schengen Associated States travelling to their regular residence place;
    • Cross-border workers;
    • Health and transport workers;
    • Persons who provide documentary evidence of force majeure.
  • Travelers must complete an online Health Control Form, that renders a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. Airlines must inform travellers about this formality when purchasing flight tickets.
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR, TMA or other molecular test, conducted no more than 72 hours before entry, for travellers from ‘high risk’ locations.
    • The test report must be original, issued in Spanish, English, French or German, in paper or electronic format. It must include the passenger name, passport/identification card number, test date, test facility contact details, test technique and negative result.
    • Children up to 6 years old are exempt.
  • Travelers are subject to a general health screening, including a temperature and visual check, upon entry. Travelers suspected to have COVID-19 may be required to complete a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.
  • 10-day home quarantine for travellers entering from Botswana, Brazil, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Colombia. The quarantine duration may be reduced by testing negative for COVID-19 on day 7.
  • Canary Islands: negative COVID-19 PCR, TMA or other molecular test, conducted no more than 72 hours before entry, for travellers seeking to access tourist accommodation.
    • Children up to 6 years old are exempt.
    • Persons who can prove stay in the Canary Islands for 15 days preceding access to tourist accommodation (and have remained asymptomatic during these 15 days) are exempt.
  • Prolonged stay abroad due to pandemic-related restrictions will not be penalized.
  • Madrid town hall allows online applications, e.g., for EU registration, but may require applicants’ personal presence once restrictions are lifted.

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