Open with restrictions

Spain Travel Restrictions

79.98% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 79.42% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Spain for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Spain entry details and exceptions

Entry to Spain is allowed to residents of EU/EEA and Schengen Associated States; holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State; health professionals; transport, marine and aeronautical personnel; diplomats; students; highly qualified workers; humanitarians; residents from countries approved by EU and fully vaccinated individuals.

All travelers going to Spain, including transit passengers are required to fill out the Health Control Form. The QR code to be obtained once the form has been submitted must be presented at the airport before departure to Spain and on arrival.

More details in entering Spain can be found on this site.


Outgoing travel to SpainTravelling from Ireland to Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Spain.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under 12 years of age are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test prior to arrival in Spain.

Certificate of vaccination, certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and approved COVID-19 test must be presented in Spanish, English, French, or German.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Ireland are not required to quarantine after entering Spain.


Return travelReturning to Ireland from Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Spain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Ireland.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, except those who can show certificate of complete vaccination and proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 180 days are required to show a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

The testing requirement is also applicable to children between the ages of 12 and 17 unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Spain are not required to quarantine upon entering Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Quarantine location in Ireland is dependent on the Locator Form of each traveler.

Travelers who are unable to provide a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, who are arriving from inside EU/EFTA will need to present a negative RT-PCR result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. No further travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

Vaccinated individuals and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 5 days after arrival in Ireland.

Unvaccinated individuals and those who cannot show proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days in a Mandatory hotel quarantine. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 10 days after arrival in Ireland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Spain

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter Spain with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from Ireland are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from Ireland will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from Ireland are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Spain is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Spain are open with restrictions. Bars in Spain are open with restrictions.