Travelling to Madrid


From 23 November 2020 Spain will require a negative Covid test from anyone travelling from a high-risk country. The test must have been done no less than 72 hours before arriving in Spain.

Once in Spain, all visitors must follow the latest government guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask at all times in public places, both indoor and outdoor.

The mandatory FCS Health Control Form can be accessed from both the Spanish government's official page or by downloading the app Spain Travel Health-SpTH, available on the same page. YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL if you have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as a high temperature, a cough or breathing difficulties, in the last 14 days.

PLEASE NOTE: From 4 to 13 December, the Community of Madrid will close its borders to prevent mass transit. Leaving and entering the region will not be permitted without a legitimate reason.

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. The European Union has launched "Re-open EU", an interactive tool that provides you with the information that you need to confidently plan your European travel and holidays, while staying healthy and safe. More info

Please note: Due to the new restrictions in place since 2 October, people may only enter or exit the city of Madrid on work, school or medical grounds, or for other pressing reasons.

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 or have had symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (fever, cough, loss of sense of smell, breathing difficulties) during 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.


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    Make sure you don't leave Madrid without a souvenir made by local artisans!


    On 9 October a partial lockdown was ordered in the city of Madrid and eight other towns in the Madrid region. Under the new restrictions, residents are not allowed to leave the city unless they have to make an essential journey.


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