Spain Travel Restrictions and Resources
Updated: 07 Sept
Spain is again open to travelers, and those arriving from the US, and we are operating all our trips as normal, with many travelers returning now to enjoy top trails and adventures like the Camino de Santiago. We have prepared this information to help you plan your trip, but you should always check the official websites and your airline requirements well in advance of travel.
International travelers from a list of countries which includes the US can now travel to Spain - you must however (from 6 September 2021) show proof of vaccination and complete a Spain Travel Health Form before travel. Learn more at the US Embassy in Spain website here or at Spain's ministry of health website.
State Dept Advisory for France: Level 4: Do not travel to Spain. Read more >
Covid specific documents required: Proof of complete vaccination. A QR code generated through the form on the Spain Travel Health Portal will be needed. Visit the portal for full details on what is required to complete the forms and get the QR code.
What can I expect when I arrive in Spain?
Life in Spain is returning to normal. Shops, hotels and restaurants are open. Some restrictions do continue, these include facemasks in enclosed public places, public transport and taxis. Autonomous regions vary in regulation, but there may be a limit to 4 or 6 persons to a table in restaurants, and 1.5m social distancing. Full up to date information is available here. You should also check requirements for autonomous regions, which may differ and may include the requirement for proof of vaccination or negative test. A list of regional websites can be found here.
What’s it like to travel to Spain?
As with many other places, you can expect extra hygiene measures, and will be required to follow signage and distancing protocols in airports, and wear masks in designated areas. Check with your airline on their individual measures.
Where can I get Covid tested in Spain?
Antigen and PCR tests are widely available in Spain, with many health organisations offering tests (approx. €90 - €120). Try Eurofin MegaLabs or Quirónprevención which are often recommended by airlines, and your best option is to check with your airline for their recommendations. We would suggest booking your test in advance to ensure you have time before departure to get the results in the designated time period (no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the US).
Returning from Spain to the USA:
You will need to get tested (PCR or Antigen) no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel). Read more >
Useful information resources:
Re-Open EU – Information on various measures in place across the EU.
Additional trip specific information:
Camino de Santiago:
We are operating the Camino as normal. Limits on travel between regions in Spain ended in May allowing more people to walk the trails to Santiago, although you should always check regional variations for any rules and restrictions. To enter Galicia, complete this traveler form. The Pope has decreed that the Holy Year of 2021 will also include 2022 to allow more pilgrims to celebrate the special meaning.
Covid testing to return home:
We suggest you research via your airline / airport of departure. For testing in Santiago, booking is available through:
Laboratorio Clínico Compostela
telephone 0034 981 562 462
Price per person and test 100,00 € tax included. It is necessary to make an appointment, the sooner the appointment is requested the better.
Synlab Calle Xeneral Pardiñas, 10 SEMISÓTANO 8, 15701 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Suevia Saludthat (Ames) is usually open at the weekend telephone is 0034 881 087 551