Coronavirus: Latest information and advice

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Thanks to the high vaccination rates across Spain and Madrid (around 75% of the population have been fully vaccinated), and a significant drop in the infection rates, restrictions in the Spanish capital have been all but lifted, and a sense of normality is finally returning to the city. From 20 September, all restaurants, cafés and night clubs may now open as late as their licenses allow, and shopping malls, markets, shops cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries no longer have to apply capacity limits.

Please keep in mind, however, that the following measure currently remain in place in the Madrid region:

  • It is not compulsory to wear a mask if you’re walking down the street and can maintain social distancing. You must, however, put one on before entering any public indoor settings, including public transport.
  • In bars and restaurants, groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people outdoors. Indoors, where the maximum capacity is limited to 75%, group sizes may not exceed 6 people.
  • The maximum capacity in night clubs and other late night venues is limited to 75%. Drinks may be ordered but not consumed at the bar. Masks must be kept on at all times except when eating and drinking. It is not permitted to dance indoors and is only allowed outdoors if social distancing is possible and masks are worn.
  • Social distancing rules must be followed at all times.

 


Madrid Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard: See the Community of Madrid’s daily updates (in Spanish)


Urban transport

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


Tourist information points

All the Tourist information points are open.

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 12) 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

  • Restrictions have been lifted on flights between Spain and a number of countries (Click here for the full list of EU and EEA countries). Passengers arriving from these countries do not need to present any health certificates.

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.

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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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