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Community of Madrid, Spain (MAD)

Dec. 27, 2021 — Dec. 31, 2022, Private Travel
Departure from Germany
Travel warning
according to the Federal Foreign Office
Possibility to enter the country of destination
Travel with special arrangements
from Germany

Important changes that need your attention

Please note the changes in the following areas:

Entry requirements Required entry forms and documents Complete immunization Incomplete vaccination Recovered Unvaccinated and not recovered Children/Minors Local restrictions Activities Transport and hotels

Entry

Entry requirements

Regulations of the German Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

The so-called 3G rule for entry into Germany has been suspended until the end of August 2022. Since 1 June, people entering Germany no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Entry requirements Updated

Entry into Spain is generally permitted. The entry rules were further standardized on 7 April and will be in force at least until 15 June; international risk areas within the EU/EEA no longer exist.

A comprehensive health check (including temperature measurement) is carried out at the borders. Persons with an elevated temperature (over 37.5°C) or other health problems will be subject to further examination. Entry through the borders of France, Portugal, and Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla since 17 May) are possible. Spanish ports are open to cruise ships. Autonomous regions are authorized to issue separate registration requirements for destinations within their regions.

Ferry services between Morocco and Spain have resumed. There are new calls at Tangier Med and Tangier City on the Moroccan side and Algeciras and Tarifa on the Spanish side.

Additional information on entry

No reliable information is currently available.

Monkeypox restrictions

No reliable information is currently available.

Required entry forms and documents

Please note that the information on required identification documents and visas corresponds to the requirements for German citizens.
If you are a Swiss or Austrian citizen, please use the following links: Austria, Switzerland.
All other nationalities will be provided with the information in English: IATA Timatic.

Entry documents

The following travel documents are required for entry:

  • Passport (Notice: The passport may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • Temporary passport (Notice: The temporary passport may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • ID (Notice: The identity card may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)
  • Temporary ID (Notice: The temporary identity card must have a remaining validity of 1 months at the start of the journey.)
  • Children passport (Notice: The child passport may have expired a maximum of 12 months at the time of entry.)

Remarks on Travel Documents

Identity documents may not be dirty or damaged and must have sufficient blank pages. Please also note that if identity documents are reported stolen or lost, problems might arise when crossing the border or entry may be refused altogether. The specific requirements for identity documents may vary depending on the airline, so it is advisable to check with the operating carrier before travelling.

Entry forms: No Updated

It is necessary to check on the online portal, 48h prior to travel, whether the generation of a QR code for entry is still necessary. According to media reports, the presentation of the EU's Digital COVID Certificate is normally sufficient.

Visa required for stay: No

There are no known restrictions.

EU Digital COVID Certificate accepted: Yes

There are no known restrictions.

Transit Updated

No visa is required for transit

Transit and onward travel from all EU and Schengen-associated states is permitted, no proofs need to be shown.

If COVID-19 symptoms are present, health checks can be carried out.

Travellers transiting to Portugal are requested to familiarize themselves with the entry restrictions of Portugal.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Compulsory health insurance: No

There are no known restrictions.

Complete immunization

Definition complete immunization according to destination country Updated

No notes available.

Acceptance of mix-and-match vaccines: Yes

There are no known restrictions.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for completely immunized people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No

There is no test requirement for completely immunized people.

Incomplete vaccination

Notes on incompletely vaccinated people

No notes available.

Entry possible: Yes

Incompletely vaccinated people can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for incompletely vaccinated people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No Updated

There is no test requirement for incompletely vaccinated people.

Recovered

Entry possible: Yes

Recovered people can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for recovered people.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people.

Notes on recovered people Updated

No notes available.

Unvaccinated and not recovered

Entry possible: Yes

Unvaccinated / not recovered can enter the country.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There are no known restrictions.

COVID-19 test upon entry required: No Updated

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Since 2 June, no more proof must be presented at the entry.

Children/Minors

Quarantine upon entry for minors: No

There are no known restrictions.

Notes on mandatory testing Updated

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Notes on proof of vaccination Updated

No information is available on a possible exemption of minors from the obligation to provide proof of vaccination.

Children accompanied by a parent or guardian

There are no special provisions. However, it is recommended that minors travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian complete and carry thisform provided by the ADAC.

Children unaccompanied by legal guardians

There are no special provisions. However, it is recommended that minors travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian complete and carry thisform provided by the ADAC.

Further notes

No reliable information is currently available.

Information on visa application

Please note that the information on required identification documents and visas corresponds to the requirements for German citizens.<br>If you are a Swiss or Austrian citizen, please use the following links:.

Application at foreign representation possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Issue E-Visa possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Issue visa on arrival possible: No

Please note possible restrictions.

Notes for dual citizens

Notes for dual citizenship

No reliable information is currently available.

Minors with dual citizenship

Since September 2019, all Spanish minors and thus also German-Spanish dual nationals who are not travelling in the company of a parent or guardian require an exit permit to leave the country. According to information from the Ministerio del Interior, German nationals who do not also have Spanish citizenship are not affected by this.

Local restrictions (COVID-19)

Local restrictions

Eased restrictions for tested, recovered and vaccinated

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

7-day incidence below 50: No

Current value: 54. Previous week: 72

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

Distinct regulations for minors (local restrictions) Updated

Children under the age of 6 are exempt from the mask requirement that still applies e.g. on public transport.

Movement restrictions

Travel within the country is possible without restrictions. An overview of the current regulations can be found on the Spanish Ministry of Health's website, currently all regions of Spain are at risk level 1.

The regional governments of all autonomous communities can take measures on their own, for example, mobility restrictions can be introduced due to local infection outbreaks (e.g. regarding tourist entries, transit for onward travel to unaffected areas, etc.). Details on the rules in Madrid are provided by the Comunidad de Madrid.

Lockdown

The regulations in the regions may differ depending on the infection incidence.

Hygiene /social distancing Updated

Masks are only compulsory in public transport and medical facilities. In some places (e.g. Andalusia), however, a reintroduction was considered at the beginning of July.

In addition, smoking is prohibited in places where the minimum distance cannot be maintained. Furthermore, the consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Furthermore, the population is urgently called upon not to meet people who do not live in the same household.

Miscellaneous Updated

In case of a positive COVID-19 test, travellers should stay in their accommodation and call the hotline (Andalucia: +34 955 545 060; Balearic Islands: +34 971 211 991; Canary Islands: +34 928 301012 for Gran Canaria, +34 922 470012 for Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Catalonia: +34 933 039 944). A mandatory self-isolation is no longer required.

In ground of suspicion, a notification is not required.

Activities

Retail & business

Shops have opened in compliance with hygiene and safety rules, and the contact information of customers must be kept for up to 4 weeks for the purpose of traceability.

Bars & restaurants Updated

Limited opening hours apply to restaurants and other catering businesses. Closing times may vary in the different regions.

Events Updated

Different, regional regulations apply.

Sports & recreation Updated

Beach sports are permitted with a minimum distance of 2 metres. Fitness centres are open with capacity restrictions and in compliance with hygiene rules. Contact information may be kept for up to 4 weeks for traceability purposes.

Nightclubs and discos as well as sports, cultural and entertainment venues are allowed to open.

Transport and hotels

Accommodations

With more stringent measures in place, hotels and accommodation facilities have reopened, with occupancy restrictions of 50% in communal areas and indoor areas of restaurants. In the event of positive tests and an implicit extension of the traveller's quarantine accommodation, finding accommodation due to high occupancy rates may prove difficult.

Public transportation Updated

Urban and inter-regional transport services (i.e. buses and trains) have resumed operations, but restrictions still apply. Masks are mandatory. Transport companies must keep contact information of passengers for up to 4 weeks for the purpose of tracing.

Air travel

Numerous hygiene and distance rules apply at Spanish airports (incl. mask requirement).

Return trip

Departure

COVID-19 test required for exiting the country: No

There are no known restrictions.

Distinct regulations for minors (exit requirements)

No reliable information is currently available.

Reentry to Germany

Entry requirements Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Place of departure risk area according to RKI: No

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

Complete immunization

Definition complete immunization

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for completely immunized people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for completely immunized persons before returning to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people after entering Germany.

Incomplete vaccination

Notes on incompletely vaccinated people

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for incompletely vaccinated people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for incompletely vaccinated persons before returning to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people after entering Germany.

Recovered

Quarantine upon entry: No

There is no entry quarantine for recovered people.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered persons before returning to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no test requirement for recovered people after entering Germany.

Notes on recovered people

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

Unvaccinated and not recovered

Quarantine upon entry: No

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

COVID-19 Test required before entering Germany: No

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

Information about COVID-19 testing in Spain (test centres & costs) can be found here.

COVID-19 Test required after entering Germany: No

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

Children/Minors

Notes on children

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Note: The entry and quarantine regulations as well as the COVID-19 situation may change at short notice or individual exceptions may occur at any time. Only the responsible foreign mission can therefore make legally binding statements or provide information beyond the information provided here.

Content: Aug. 19, 2022, 4:25 a.m.

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