Coronavirus: Latest information and advice

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Last updated: 07/06/2021

The national state of emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9th of May 2021. Restrictions across the autonomous communities will now vary depending on decisions taken by regional governments. 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.


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

  • The night-time curfew has been lifted.

  • It is recommended that gatherings both indoors and outdoors be limited to no more than 6 people.

  • Groups in bars and restaurants are limited to a maximum of 6 people indoors and 8 people outdoors.
     
  • Restaurants, bars and cafés may open from 6am to 1am.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Shows and concerts must finish before 1am.

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

All the Tourist information points are now open (except the one located in Terminal 2 of Barajas airport).

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

There is currently a temporary restriction on non-essential travel from many non-EU countries to the European Union and Schengen zone. The decision to lift or relax restrictions for those who hold a COVID-19 vaccine certificate will depend on which country the tourists are travelling from (see below).

All passengers arriving in Spain must fill in an FCS health control form and will face both a temperature check and a visual inspection. From 7 June 2021, all those passengers (except for children under 6) travelling from a high-risk country/area must present a certificate or document certifying vaccination against COVID-19, a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection, or a certificate of Recovery after having passed this disease in order to enter Spain. 

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.

EXEMPTIONS AND PARTIAL RESTRICTIONS:

THIRD COUNTRIES

  • From 24 May, restrictions have been lifted on flights between Spain and Australia, China, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Passengers arriving from these countries do not need to present any health certificates.
  • Till at least 22 June, there continue to be restrictions on all travellers flying in from Brazil and South Africa. In additionl, passengers flying in from India must quarantine upon arrival for 10 days or for 7 days if after one-week quarantine they take a PCR test and get a negative result.

EUROPEAN UNION

  • The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has established a traffic light system to classify regions in Europe according to their risk level. There are no entry restrictions for passengers from “green” countries nor for those travelling from “orange” and “red” territories, provided they present a negative PCR result or a certificate that demonstrates they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (visit https://reopen.europa.eu/en/)
  • All overland travellers who wish to enter Spain by road or rail from high-risk areas in France are required to present a negative PCR, TMA or LAMP test taken within 72 hours prior to entry.

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A COVID-19 testing centre is now available at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Results are received in a matter of minutes or hours, depending on the test.

Please note that these tests need to be pre-booked and fees apply.


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.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that this is an uncertain and evolving situation, and further restrictions could be introduced at short notice. Although we make every effort to keep it up to date, we cannot assume any responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of this information. Anyone intending to travel to Spain is advised to confirm the conditions and restrictions that are in place with their tour operator, airline and accommodation provider before travel.

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

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Safe Tourism Certified

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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