Coronavirus: Latest information and advice

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On Wednesday April 20, 2022, the Spanish government lifted the requirement to wear face masks in most indoor settings, thanks to high vaccination rates (more than 90% among adults and children over 12 in Madrid) and a drop in Covid rates. Masks must still be worn on all public transport, in hospitals, retirement homes, healthcare centres and chemists.


There are currently no additional restrictions in Madrid. Just like in the rest of Spain, masks are only compulsory on public transport, in hospitals, nursing homes and chemists. Other establishments, private institutions and businesses must determine whether they require or recommend people wear them on their premises.


Please note that face masks must be worn at all times on all forms of transport (including the metro, trains and taxis). Eating and drinking on public transport is not permitted.

Main attractions and cultural institutions

All attractions and cultural institutions are free to decide which measures they keep in place on their premises. We strongly advise you visit venues' official websites for reliable and up-to-date information.

Tourist information points

All of Madrid's Tourist information points are open to the public.

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

Travelling to Spain

All passengers arriving in Spain by air (except children under 12 years of age and those in international transit), regardless of the country of origin, including Spaniards returning to their home, must have one of these documents:

  • DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE OR EU EQUIVALENT vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative certificate of an active infection diagnostic test or a certificate of recovery after passing the disease. You can check if your certificate is valid on the website or in the Spain Travel Health app -SpTH- (Android, iOS, Huawei).

    Upon arrival at the airport follow the signals indicating the ORANGE WAY.

  • QR SPTH. If you do not have the EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent, you must fill in the FCS Health Control Form manually entering the data of your vaccination, recovery or diagnostic test certificate through the website or the Spain Travel Health application -SpTH- (Android, iOS, Huawei). The system will send you a QR code that you will have to present both prior boarding, and upon your arrival in Spain. In the health control, you may be required to present this document certifying vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery.

    Upon arrival at the airport follow the signals indicating the BLUE WAY.

If you come from a third country, you should first check if you can travel to Spain at the: Entry requirements for entry in Spain from third countries .

Passengers arriving in Spain by sea must also be in possession of one of the required health certificates (vaccination, recovery or diagnostic test), whether it is an EU CCD/EU Equivalent or another type, without being required to complete a health control form.

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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. The information is updated regularly and is available in 24 languages.

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.

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