Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
Borders are open to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without the requirement to quarantine for 14 days.
Spain has lifted entry restrictions for a number of approved third countries outside of the EU: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. These travelers are subject to a reciprocal agreement.
Check Spain's official tourism website for more information.
Traveling to Spain? You may need travel insurance to get your Schengen visa.
Spain is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19, and a national state of emergency has been established.
From 25 October, a national curfew is in place from 11pm to 6am. Local authorities also have the power to ban travel between regions, so be prepared for a significant impact on your travel plans.
Everyone must adhere to social distancing of 5ft (1.5m), wear face masks in public spaces, and be prepared for capacity restrictions that are in place for local businesses.
Travelers should be aware of protests in Barcelona that have become violent. Protestors took to the streets after the sentencing of nine Catalan separatist leaders were prosecuted for sedition over the banned independence referendum in October 2017. The leaders have been handed lengthy 13-year prison sentences, which has outraged their supporters.
The protests have become less violent in Barcelona since Friday October 18, which saw masked youths set fire to rubbish bins, throwing rocks and bottles at security forces.
Travelers should stay up to date with local news reports and media, and avoid any large crowds of protestors.
We suggest you check your government’s travel advisory for their latest advice on travel to Spain, and read about which countries World Nomads travel insurance includes coverage for.
Fuelled by heatwave conditions and strong winds, 11 separate fires are burning across the Valencia region of Spain. Thousands have been evacuated from affected areas. Several main roads in the region have been closed and authorities are yet to get the fire under control which is now threatening the coastal town of Gandia.
If you are traveling in the region, it's vital that you listen to and follow all instructions from local authorities and keep up to date with local news reports.
When it is safe to do so, be sure to contact:
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