Travel in 2021
SPAIN & PORTUGAL ARE NOW OPEN!
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]
GUIDELINES FOR SPAIN
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.
GUIDELINES FOR PORTUGAL
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.
Madrid, June 18, 2021.
OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY
Our only problem is that now we have grown so accustomed to using Madrid & Beyond with your expertise and personal touch, and we do not know if any other agency will ever be able to live up to our expectations.
Allison and Alton Ashy
Thank you again for everything that you did to make our trip so special. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was perfect. Your care putting the trip together for us was THE key to such a successful experience for all of us. It is hard to point out all of the highlights because there were so many perfect moments.
Every tour agency would do well to be trained by you—you are customer service oriented to a fault, responsive and flexible, detail oriented, thorough, genuinely invested in our enjoyment of our trip, and unfailingly nice.
Carrie Irvin and family
Your services were truly terrific and I would readily recommend you to anyone interested in traveling to Spain.
We were highly impressed by the care you put into our itinerary in terms of city and hotel selections, restaurant recommendations, guided tours and overall pacing.
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Raj and Laura John
This Spain travel agency is a first rate travel company, they listened to my requests and interests and prepared a travel itinerary that was perfect. My agent communicated with me numerous times before and during our holiday to make everything run smoothly, I could not have achieved this wonderful trip without her help.
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Karen Schueller, FROSCH, USA, Director, Private Client Services.
Steve and I just got home, and we can NOT thank you enough for planning such a magnificent trip for us! It was even more incredible than we hoped or dreamed. All your recommendations were perfect, and the care and treatment we received everywhere were impeccable. Really…thank you, thank you, and again, thank you! We will definitely be contacting you about some future trips.
Wendy and Steve via Absolute Travel
We really appreciated the personal touches you took for us. Receiving chocolate strawberries and cava upon arrival to our room in Sevilla was very special! We also appreciate the call you made to us on our first night and that made us feel special. We are both very happy with the level of service we received during the entire process. I will definitely recommend Madrid & Beyond to any friends and family that are interested in visiting Spain.
Noah & Sharan Sevillia
Wow!! I cannot thank all of you enough!! What a perfect trip! Everything went so smoothly and each piece of the puzzle was better than the one before!! The hotels were fantastic, the drivers dreams, and the recommendations terrific!! I can’t wait to plan my next adventure!! Thank you again for everything!!
Barbara Wheat via Brownell
I would highly recommend Madrid & Beyond, and you specifically! You were always very helpful and prompt in replying to my questions. You really worked hard to find something that would fit within our budget, and allow us to benefit from your travel agency’s insider’s recommendations and knowledge of Spain. I would happily recommend you to my friends traveling to Spain.
You simplified my life considerably and took the pressure of doing the trip off my hands. Setting up the tours and getting us the hotels in the best locations was the biggest help…I felt that you provided great value for the services performed. We will have fond memories of this trip for the rest of our lives. Thank you again for all of your assistance. I think we will be doing Spain again sometime soon and we will be sure to call you when we do.
Many thanks, once again, for a great trip! We had a wonderful time from the moment we took off, to the moment we arrived back from Spain. The accomodations, dining, and stops we selected and guides we had, with the help from Madrid and Beyond met our expectations and then some.