Travelling to Madrid


On 21 June Spain reopened its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK. Travellers do not need to self-quarantine.

The government also decided to gradually lift the restrictions on access to travellers via external borders to Spain to the residents of the 15 non-EU countries recommended by the Council of the European Union (EU) on 30 June. From then, borders have been effectively reopened for residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Serbia and Montenegro were excluded from the list as the situation worsened in both countries. In the case of Morocco, Algeria and China, the reopening is subject to these countries reopening their borders to residents in Spain. More info

Health control to travellers

If you are preparing a trip to Spain, you must know that due to the COVID-19 health crisis, it is mandatory to fill out a Health Control Form which can be accessed from the page or by downloading the app on your mobile from the same page.

YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19: fever, cough, breathing difficulties, during in the last 14 days.

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    Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is located just 30 minutes from the city centre by public transport.

    Madrid is connected by rail to Spain's major towns and cities, as well as to Portugal and France.

    Coach companies run daily bus services to Madrid from cities and towns across Spain, most European countries and from north Africa.

    Boasting one of the largest road networks in the world, driving to Madrid is a great option if you prefer travelling at your own pace.

    Whether you arrive early for your flight or have a layover at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, you'll have no trouble finding things to keep you busy. Just don't miss your flight!

    The airport express service links Barajas with the city centre in 40 minutes for five euros. It runs 24 hours a day and accepts card payment.


    Make your way up to the observation deck of the former transmissions tower and enjoy a stunning view of the city.

    Take in the city's top sights on board our hop on hop off bus, equipped with audio guides in 14 languages.

    And exchange your 200 Welcome Puntos Madrid for fantastic spring plans.


    On Sunday 21 June, the three-month state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic came to an end. The borders have now been reopened to visitors arriving from Schengen countries, the UK and twelve other third countries. People are allowed to travel freely around the country, face masks continue to be mandatory in public places and social distancing rules must be followed.


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    • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

      Getting around Madrid
    • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

      Madrid Top 10
    • Palacio de Cristal
    • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

      Alternative Top 10
    • Templo de Debod
    • All public parks and gardens in the city are once again fully open to the public.

      Parks and Gardens
    • Lago de la Casa de Campo