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Spain Travel Restrictions

7,582.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
47.83% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 44.84% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Spain.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Spain for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Spain entry details and exceptions

Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members can enter the country even from closed areas.

Other exceptions apply:

    Holders of a long-term visa issued by a Schengen member of Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    Health professionals coming to Spain for work.
    Goods and transport personnel in the practice of their duties.
    Diplomats, consular, international officials, military personnel, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations in the practice of their duties.
    Students who study in one of the EU/Schengen member states and possess the appropriate visa or equivalent permit and medical insurance. They may enter the country 15 days prior to the start of their studies.
    Highly qualified workers, including participants in high-level sporting events that take place in Spain.
    People traveling for duly accredited family reasons.
    People traveling for duly accredited humanitarian reasons of reasons of force major.


Outgoing travel to SpainTraveling from Canada to Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Spain.

Exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers need a Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) such as a PCR test or a Rapid antigen detection test that is authorized by the European Commission. Certificates from non-EU countries need to be in a format readable by airport health control staff.

Children under the age of 6 and vaccinated travelers are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days can present a recovery certificate in Spanish, English, French, or German. Recovery certificates in other languages will need to be accompanied by an official translation.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Spain.

The isolation period can be shortened

Quarantine may end earlier if on the 7th-day the traveler is tested for COVID-19 and receives negative results.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Spain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Spain will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Spain but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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