Travel in 2021


Finally, we can get back to doing what we do best – making travel dreams come true for travelers to Spain and Portugal! Read on for latest information and travel guidance. Feel free to contact us with any queries at [email protected]

From June 24, if you are traveling to Spain from the United States there is now NO requirement for you to bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. This may change at short notice, so be sure to review this information as close as possible to your travel date.

For entry requirements from other countries, please consult the IATA Travel Centre 

What documentation / form do I need to present on arrival?
All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, including those in transit and those under 6 years of age, must complete a health control form before departure through Spain Travel Health or via the Spain Travel Health app (available in Android and iTunes). Completion of the form will generate an individualized QR code that you must present to transport companies before boarding, as well as at health controls at the point of entry to Spain.

Are health checks carried out on arrival?
Health checks on arrival may include temperature taking by means of non-contact thermometers or by thermal imaging cameras, a documentation check, and a visual check on your status.

From June 15, non-essential (ie tourist) travel from the United States to mainland Portugal is permitted. Except for children under 12, every passenger must submit a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or a negative Covid-19 NAAT, PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

All travelers must compete a Passenger Locator Card before entering the country.

Those traveling to the Azores must follow the guidelines above (rules do not apply children aged 12 years or less) and complete a Questionnaire for Risk Assessment & Early Detection.

Those traveling to Madeira must present a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative PCR test (rules do not apply children aged 12 years or less). They must also complete an epidemiological survey before departure which will generate a QR code to be presented on arrival.

Travel with Confidence       
Travelers with Madrid & Beyond are used to exclusivity, insiders’ access, luxury, and special care. We are just taking it to the next level now! Our guides are informed, knowledgeable, caring and while private guided tours continue to be conducted in an engaging manner, new safety protocols are adhered to. We pride ourselves on our highly personalized service, and that will never be compromised.

Covid-19 Testing
Madrid & Beyond is happy to organize Covid-19 tests as required by your country of origin towards the end of your vacation.

Useful Links
Spain Travel Health (video)
Spain Travel Health
IATA Travel Centre
US Embassy, Spain
US Embassy & Consulate, Portugal
Portugal Clean & Safe
My Safe Azores
Madeira Safe

Madrid, July 13, 2021.