If you plan to travel to an EU country (except Ireland) or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or the Vatican, you must comply with the rules of the Schengen area. Last month, the popular destination removed all entry requirements for anyone coming from the EU or the Schengen area. But British, American and other tourists were still under restrictions. These were thought to last until at least mid-November, but they were lifted earlier than expected. If you travel to Spain to meet someone you`ve only met online, you could be a victim of a scam. Beware of scams by people who profess a friendship or romantic interest on the Internet. Those who are not protected against measles are at risk of contracting it during international travel. The news is welcomed by British citizens as it comes just in time for the mid-term holidays. The government website states: «All COVID-19 travel restrictions for travelers to Spain have been lifted. The rules that previously applied to travellers arriving in Spain no longer apply. Before travelling to Spain, everyone (including children under 12, see Children and adolescents travelling by air or sea) must complete and sign an online health check form. If you do not complete this form electronically, you can submit it on paper before boarding. If you plan to travel to another country to return to the UK, read the travel advice for the country you are passing through.

If you`re travelling through a redlisted country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK. Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a travel health kit, especially if you`re travelling outside of major city centres. Check with your transportation company for passport requirements before travelling. The rules of validity of the passport may be stricter than the conditions of entry into the country. Turn right into Spain. Road traffic rules in Spain are largely similar to those in Ireland, and the roads are modern and well maintained. Traffic is faster than in Ireland and driving habits are different. You should be especially careful when driving at night. If you want to travel by car: To travel from mainland Spain to the Canary Islands or Balearic Islands, you may need to present a negative COVID test, depending on the region you are traveling from. Check with your tour operator and local authorities in your destination for information on entry requirements for domestic flights.

Before traveling, the ministry strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers all medical expenses abroad, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains, and legal fees. You should check all exclusions and in particular if your policy covers you for the activities you wish to do. If you`re traveling to Spain via Gibraltar, check out the latest entry and testing requirements as well as FCDO travel advice for Gibraltar. No matter where you go, talk to a doctor before you travel to make sure you`re fully protected against measles. In addition, U.S. citizens traveling to Spain from the United States must present upon arrival in Spain a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal and obtained through the website or by downloading the «SpTH» app from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store for any traveler, regardless of age. More information can be found on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Health, Travel and COVID-19. COVID-19 diagnostic tests (e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR or antigen) will not be accepted if you are travelling to Spain from the UK for tourism purposes, unless you are travelling with an EU citizen family member. If you are travelling to Spain for tourism purposes, you cannot use the UK proof of COVID-19 recovery, which certifies that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. More information can be found on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Health, Travel and COVID-19. If you are fully vaccinated and travelling from the UK, you can enter Spain without testing or quarantine, regardless of the reason for your trip.

If you are coming from a country where Spain has travel restrictions, check with the Spanish embassy in that country before traveling to Spain. Due to current travel restrictions, you may be questioned by Spanish border authorities upon arrival to ensure that you meet the legal entry requirements. The Spanish border authorities will only allow entry if they are satisfied that you meet the entry requirements and reserve the right to refuse entry. It is recommended that all eligible travellers complete a series of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada and any recommended additional doses prior to travel. There is evidence that vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. While vaccination provides better protection against serious illness, there may still be a risk of infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has not completed a series of vaccines has an increased risk of contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 and a higher risk of serious illness when travelling abroad. On this page you will find information on how to get to Spain. Find out what you need to do to return to the UK.

Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in place throughout Spain and may vary from region to region. New rules may be introduced in the short term, for example due to a new variant of COVID-19. If you are planning a trip to Spain, you can find out what you need to know about the coronavirus in the Coronavirus section. If you are travelling to Spain, our travel tips and updates will give you practical tips and useful information. Spanish border controls may cause delays when crossing between Spain and Gibraltar. If you`re traveling to Spain via Gibraltar, check out the latest entry requirements and FCDO travel tips for Gibraltar. Travel to Spain is currently subject to entry requirements and testing requirements. Travelers of all ages, including children under the age of 12 traveling by air or sea, must complete and sign an online health check form at least 48 hours prior to travel. However, national regulations may vary from region to region, so it`s important to check the exact requirements for your trip. You can find more instructions on the Spanish Tourist Board`s Travel Safe website, with a breakdown of the rules for each of Spain`s 17 autonomous regions on their interactive map. As an Irish resident, you are entitled to healthcare through the public system of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland if you become ill or injured while temporarily in that country.

Make sure you get or renew your EHIC (the new name for E111) before you go, and remember that you`ll need it for everyone travelling in your group. Entry requirements may vary if the reason for your trip to Spain falls into one of the categories listed as «essential» on the Spanish Ministry of Health, Travel and COVID-19 page – sections «a» to «i». This includes residents of Spain. If you are an EU citizen, a family member accompanying an EU citizen, including UK citizens and other non-EU citizens travelling with EU family members (including for tourism purposes), reside in Spain, or if any of the other listed exceptions apply to you, you must provide one of the following information upon entry: Freight forwarders, cross-border workers and residents of border regions within a radius of 30 km are exempt from the obligation to: Provide documents certifying that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, that they have tested negative 48 hours before crossing the border or that they have recovered from the virus 6 months before travel if they enter Spain from the France by road or rail. In parts of southern Europe, food and water can also transmit diseases such as hepatitis A. When in doubt, keep this in mind. Boil it, cook it, peel it or leave it! Yes. Travel rules were significantly lifted in 2022, making vacations much easier than in the past two years — but most people need to be vaccinated to enter Spain and its islands. If you plan to stay in the Schengen area for a longer period of time, you will need a visa. You must contact the high commission or embassy of the country(ies) you are travelling to and obtain the appropriate visas before travelling.

IMPORTANT: The following two levels are official travel warnings issued by the Government of Canada and are issued when the safety of Canadians travelling to or living in the country or region may be compromised. The French government has introduced additional entry requirements for travellers and transit travellers transiting through the France. If you plan to travel to Spain via the France, read FCDO`s latest travel advice for France before you travel, as the situation may change in the short term. The rules for travelling or working in European countries changed on 1 January 2021: you may be at risk of preventable diseases when you travel to this destination. Talk to a travel doctor to find out which medications or vaccines are right for you. Always be careful when someone claims to be a police officer, whether in plain clothes or in unmarked vehicles.