Coronavirus: Latest information and advice

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Last updated: 25/02/2021


PLEASE NOTE:

From 22 December flights between the United Kingdom and Spain are temporarily banned. Only Spanish citizens and residents are exempt.

From 22 February and till at least 16 March, all travellers arriving from Brazil and South Africa must quarantine for 10 days or for 7 days if after one week quarantine they take a PCR test and get a negative result. Other restrictions also apply to flights coming from both countries.


From 23 November 2020 Spain requires 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.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Spain, the Spanish government once again declared a national state of emergency on 25 October. As a result, a night-time curfew has been imposed across the whole country, and local authorities are now allowed to restrict movement between regions.

Latest coronavirus measures in place in the whole of the Madrid region:

  • A night-time curfew has been introduced meaning between 11pm and 6am residents and visitors are only allowed to move around the city on work, school or medical grounds, or for other pressing reasons.

  • Different households are not allowed to meet indoors in private homes (unless it is to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person).

  • Groups in bars and restaurants are limited to a maximum of 4 people indoors and 6 people outdoors.
     
  • All establishments, including restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, must close at 11pm (they are allowed to remain open till midnight for home deliveries services). The only exceptions are shops regarded as essential such as chemists’, health centres, vets and petrol stations.
     
  • Facemasks must be worn in all public spaces in Madrid, both indoor and outdoor. The only exception are people doing sports and children under the age of 6.
     
  • Social distancing rules must be followed at all times.
     
  • Smoking outdoors in public places is forbidden if and when a 2-metre distance cannot be maintained.
     
  • The maximum capacity is 50% in most enclosed spaces (such as hotels, restaurants, bars, places of worship and sports facilities), and 75% in cultural venues (like museums, monuments, theatres and cinemas), outdoor cafés and restaurants, and shopping centres.
     
  • Most night clubs and other late night venues remain closed.
     
  • All public parks and gardens shut between 11pm and 6am.

Additional restrictions in certain basic healthcare areas

In addition to the measures enlisted above, further restrictions have been applied to numerous basic healthcare areas, where the number of cases is currently higher:

  • Residents are only allowed to enter and exit the zones on work, educational, legal or medical grounds.
  • Residents may move freely around their zones but may not step outside the perimeter without a legitimate reason. Police officers will carry out daily checks in the affected areas to ensure these restrictions are respected.
  • Churches, mosques and synagogues must reduce their capacity to one third. Funeral services may be held with a maximum of 15 mourners outdoors and 10 indoors.
  • Children's outdoor play areas have been closed.

The healthcare areas are reviewed every two weeks, and are reopened or closed depending on the number of cases in each zone.

Healthcare areas currently affected by additional restrictions in the city Madrid till at least 1 March (except those in italics which are affected till at least 8 March):

In the rest of the Region of Madrid, the restrictions will affect the following healthcare areas till at least 1 March:

  • Getafe Norte (Getafe);

Restrictions also currently affect the following areas till at least 1 March (except those in italics which are affected till at least 8 March):

Alcobendas, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Hoyo de Manzanares, Mejorada del Campo, Collado Mediano, Becerril de la Sierra, Navacerrada, Brunete, Griñón, Villaconejos, Torrejón de Ardoz, Moralzárzal, El Álamo and Villanueva del Pardillo.


Museums and Cultural Centres

Many of the city’s museums and cultural institutions have reopened, all of them with the necessary social distancing and safety measures put in place. We strongly recommend you visit the venue’s official website before visiting to get the most reliable and up-to-date information.


Urban transport

Madrid's extensive public transport system is up and running again. Please note that face masks must be worn on all forms of transport:


Tourist information points

The Plaza Mayor Tourist Information Centre and the city’s five tourist information kiosks (Plaza de Callao, Royal Palace, Reina Sofía, Paseo del Prado and Bernabéu) have been awarded the Safe Tourism Certified Seal (UNE 0066-10 de Mayo 2020). Madrid is the first major city whose tourist information centres have received the seal which is given by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE).

You can also continue to use the following channels to obtain information about the city:


Travelling to Spain

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. Furthermore all passengers arriving in Madrid-Barajas must fill in an FCS health control form and will face both a temperature check and a visual inspection.

The mandatory FCS Health Control Form can be accessed from both the Spanish government's official page spth.gob.es 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.

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Additional information on other websites

In addition, 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.


Interactive COVID-19 Map of Europe

Find out the latest available data on coronavirus cases in Europe with this interactive map published by the WHO.

 

Infographics about Covid-19 measures

Travel Trade, Connectivity and MCB, three departments belonging to Madrid Destino, have designed a series of infographics and videos to inform the public on the measures taken by the tourism industry to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Download all the infographics available in English

Download the infographics in other languages: Spanish - French - German - Portuguese - Italian

Download the videos in English and Spanish

Una serie de infografías y vídeos con resúmenes gráficos sobre las diferentes medidas sanitarias y de higiene adoptadas por el sector como prevención frente a los contagios de la COVID-19

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The Plaza Mayor Tourist Information Centre and the city’s five tourist information kiosks (Plaza de Callao, Royal Palace, Reina Sofía, Paseo del Prado and Bernabéu) have been awarded the Safe Tourism Certified Seal (UNE 0066-10 de Mayo 2020). Madrid is the first major city whose tourist information centres have received the seal which is given by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE).Sello Safe Tourism Certified otorgado por el ICTE

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