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What to know before travelling to Spain from Canada during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Canadians travelling to Spain.

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From the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia to strolls through Park Guell, Spain is a destination travellers from Canada are bound to enjoy. At this point in time, Canadians are able to freely travel throughout Spain.

In this guide, you’ll find out the details of travelling from Canada to Spain and what’s open as well as permit, quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements.

Can I travel from Canada to Spain?

Spain is currently open to all visitors from Canada, including Spanish citizens, permanent residents and tourists. Canadian travellers can also expect a digital health certificate scheme to be introduced by the Spanish government in June 2021 which requires you to be either fully vaccinated, have a negative COVID-19 test result or hold proof you've recovered from the virus.

Canadian travellers are able to visit Spain quarantine-free unless you’re arriving from one of the following countries where a 10-day quarantine period is required:
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Union of Comoros
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Latest information for Spain

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COVID-19 statistics in Spain vs Canada

Getting to Spain and travelling around once there

Which entry points in Spain are open to travellers from Canada?

Spain has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Canada:
  • Open Borders: All, excluding Portugal
  • Open Airports: All

As a traveller from Canada, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Spain?

Yes, once in Spain, Canadians are free to travel anywhere.

What's open in Spain?

Spain is slowly but surely opening up its major sightseeing attractions for locals and Canadian tourists alike.

Major tourist attractions that are open:

  • La Sagrada Familia: Temporarily closed
  • Park Guell: Open
  • Alhambra: Open
  • Casa Mila: Open
  • La Rambla: Open
  • Royal Alcazar of Seville: Open
  • Museo Nacional del Prado: Open

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  • Walking trails, parks and beaches: Tourists from Canada are able to visit Spain's national parks, including: Sierra Nevada National Park, Timanfaya National Park, Teide National Park and Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. The beaches in Spain are open for Canadians and locals to enjoy. Some shores that are recommended for Canucks include: Playa de Gandia, Playa de L'Ahuir, Playa de Monsul, Playa de Bolonia, Playa de Rompeculos, Playa de sa Boadella and Playa de Ondarreta. All Canadian visitors must wear a mask when arriving, leaving and walking around the beach – shower and toilet facilities may be closed.
  • Shopping centres and stores: Shopping centres and retail outlets are open for travellers from Canada to visit but a face mask must be worn at all times.
    • Puerto Marina Shopping: Open
    • Centro Comercial Principe Pio:Open
    • Banus Marina Mall: Open
    • Moda Shopping: Open
    • Aguilas Plaza Shopping Centre: Open
  • Restaurants, cafes and bars: Restaurants and cafes are open for business to Canadian travellers; however, local COVID-19 rules require a mask to be worn at all times unless you are eating or drinking. The government asks tourists from Canada to book a table ahead of time as venues are running at a smaller capacity – one table can host up to four diners and six are allowed outside of Andalusia.

Can I cruise to or around Spain?

At this point in time, Canadians cannot cruise to Spain.
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What are the entry requirements for Spain coming from Canada?

Do I need a permit to enter Spain?

Yes, all travellers from Canada need to complete the Spain Travel Health Form – the only exception to filling out this form is for travellers who are transiting through Spain to another destination without leaving the airport (transit must be less than 24 hours).

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

Currently, Canadian travellers don’t need to show proof of a vaccination to enter Spain.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Spain?

No, only Canadian travellers who are arriving from the following countries have to provide an Active Infection Diagnostic Test (AIDT).

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Columbia
  • Denmark (excluding Greenland)
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece

  • Ghana
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mozambique
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway (excluding Nordland and Troms og Finnmark areas)

  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Union of Comoros
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
This form requires all Canucks to submit a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR or another molecular test with the same level of reliability including TMA or RT-LAMP) test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival in Spain.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Spain?

No, Canadian travellers don't need to quarantine in Spain unless you're arriving from one of the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique

  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Union of Comoros
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
In the instance that the Canadian traveller has arrived from one of these 12 countries, they will have to quarantine for 10 days – visitors can get retested on day 7, and if a negative result returns, they are free to leave isolation.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Canada to Spain:

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