Spain

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for non-vaccinated visitors arriving from certain areas. COVID test result is required for visitors from certain areas except for recovered, vaccinated or EUDCC holder.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in SpainHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering Spain. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Spain?

+13,738 New COVID cases in Spain
+37 New COVID deaths in Spain
80.55% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 10 November 2021

Basic facts about Spain

Spain is a large member state of the European Union. The capital of Spain is Madrid and the most spoken language is Spanish. The national currency in Spain is Euro (EUR).

What taxi apps are available in Spain?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Spain.

Uber is available in 75 cities of Spain. You can use Bolt in 3 cities: Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Euro (EUR)Official currency
1 USD~0.88 EUR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Spain?

There are 5 common languages spoken in Spain: Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Galician and Occitan. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Spanish words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Spain was ranked 34th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Spain?

There are 2 common plug types used in Spain:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Spain?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Spain without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Spain?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Spain.

Data last reviewed on: 10 November 2021

Is it safe in Spain?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 12, 2021, the risk level for Spain was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Spain

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Spain?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

 

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 10 November 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Spain:

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