Travel in 2021


Spain is accepting fully vaccinated travelers from all around the world while entry to Portugal requires a negative Covid test.

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]

What vaccines are accepted?

Travelers will need a Covid-19 vaccination certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated, at least 14 days before arrival, with one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac or Sinopharm.

What must the vaccination certificate include?
The certificate must include at least the following information:
• Name and surname of the holder
• Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered
• Type of vaccine administered
• Number of doses administered / complete regimen
• Issuing country
• Identification of the issuing body of the vaccination certificate

What documentation / form should I fill out?
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 the traveler must present to transport companies before boarding, as well as at health controls at the point of entry to Spain.

What are the health checks on arrival?
Health checks on arrival include, at the least, temperature taking by means of non-contact thermometers or by thermal imaging cameras, a documentation check, and a visual check on the status of the passenger.

Can I be checked for documentary proof of vaccination, diagnostic test or Covid-19 recovery at the airport of origin?
In order to allow boarding of passengers bound for Spain, airlines, at the airport of origin, will check that passengers have generated the QR code through Spain Travel Health, or via the Spain Travel Health app. If they come from a risk country/area they may be asked to show the document certifying vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery of Covid-19, which has been used to obtain the QR code.

From June 15, non-essential (ie tourist) travel from the United States to mainland Portugal is permitted for travelers with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Except for children 24 months old and under, every passenger must submit a negative SARSCoV-2 lab result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), for example a PCR test, performed in the last 72 hours or a rapid antigen test (TRAg), performed within 24 hours of boarding.

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.

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, June 18, 2021.