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What you need to know before travelling to Spain from Australia during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements, and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Spain.

What you need know before you go See entry requirements
Getting there and around Spain See how to get there and what you can do

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From the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia to the vibrant festivals in Valencia, Spain is a destination travellers from Australia are bound to enjoy.

Right now, Australians can freely travel throughout Spain and most should only need to complete an online health form to gain entry.

In this guide, you'll find out the details of travelling from Australia to Spain and what's open as well as permit, quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements.

TL;DR: Entry requirements for Spain

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What are the entry requirements for Spain coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit or visa to enter Spain?

Spain has a visa-free agreement with many countries so long as you visit, as a tourist, for less than 90 days in a 180 day period.

For longer stays or all other purposes, you may need a visa.

You also need to complete a Health Control Form before entering Spain by air or sea. Completing this form is not necessary for travel via land borders.

Do I need proof I'm vaccinated to travel?

No, travellers going directly to Spain from Australia don't need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

However, If you're travelling from or transiting through another country that Spain considers "at risk" you may be required to provide proof.

Border measures are reviewed and published every 7 days and travellers should confirm entry requirements closer to their time of travel.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test when travelling to Spain?

No. If you're travelling directly from Australia to Spain, you won't need to present a negative test result.

Non-vaccinated travellers arriving from Spain's "at risk" or "high risk" country list must show proof of a negative PCR test result on entry.

This must be undertaken within 48 hours of departure for at risk countries. Or, within 72 hours for high risk countries.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Spain?

No, quarantine is not required upon entry to Spain. That is, unless you are arriving from a high risk country.

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Which entry points in Spain are open to travellers from Australia?

All air, land and sea ports are open for Aussie travellers to Spain.

Are flights between Australia and Spain available?

Yes, several airlines are running a limited number of flights between Australia and Spain. Airlines with flights between the 2 countries include Emirates, Etihad and Qatar.

There are no direct flights between Australia and Spain, so your trip will include at least one stopover. This means you'll need to meet the transit requirements for each country you travel through, as well as Spain's.

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Can I travel anywhere once I'm in Spain?

In general, travel around Spain isn't restricted. However, you ​​should seek local advice before your trip and while travelling.

Safety measures are in place throughout Spain. These can vary between regions.

In some regions, you will need to present a vaccination certificate to enter public venues such as museums, bars or restaurants.

As of 24 December 2021, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public indoor and outdoor spaces.

Are hotels, hostels and resorts all open to tourists?

Yes, all accommodation is allowed to reopen. The majority have adapted their safety policies to reduce the risk of infection.

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Can I cruise to or around Spain?

Yes, cruise ships are allowed into Spain. There are cruises scheduled for as early as January 2022 with Costa, Cunard and MSC Cruises. Typical departure ports in Spain are Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and ​​Valencia. Cruises also depart from various cities in France and Italy.

Australia has an ongoing ban against international cruise ships in place. This means there are currently no cruises scheduled to depart from Australian ports.

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What's open in Spain?

Spain is slowly opening up its major sightseeing attractions for locals and tourists alike.

Many attractions have reduced their capacity and prioritised online tickets.

Due to these number limits, you may have to buy tickets well in advance to ensure you can visit on your preferred day.

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Walking trails, parks and beaches: Spain's national parks, including Sierra Nevada National Park, Timanfaya National Park and Teide National Park are open for tourists. Spain's beaches are open, but all visitors must wear a mask when arriving, leaving and walking around the beach. Showers and toilets may be closed.

Shopping centres and stores: Shops across Spain are open for travellers to visit. A face mask must be worn at all times.

Restaurants, cafes and bars: Dining venues are open. However, local COVID-19 rules require you to wear a mask unless you are eating or drinking. Tourists are encouraged to book a table where possible as venues are running at a smaller capacity.

Returning to Australia from Spain

Do I have to quarantine when I return to Australia?

Yes, you will need to do some level of quarantine upon arrival back from Spain. However, this depends on which state you're flying into and your vaccination status.

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Do I need proof of a negative test before arrival in Australia from Spain?

Whether you need a negative COVID-19 test result before you arrive in Australia from Spain depends on which state or territory you're travelling to.

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COVID-19 statistics for Australia vs Spain

Note: No data was available on days where the charts may read 0% for vaccination rates.

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