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.
From 2 July 2021, UK travelers must present a pre-travel declaration form and either a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. See Testing and vaccination requirements for arrivals from the UK for details. Borders are open to travelers from the EU and all Schengen Area countries without quarantine. Travelers from high-risk countries must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. All travelers must fill out and sign the FCS form, and present the QR code upon arrival.
Effective 6 September 2021, US citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel (such as tourism) if they show proof of vaccination. Additionally, they must present upon arrival in Spain a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal.
All persons traveling to Spain from another country (including children of any age, travelers in transit and residents in Spain returning home), must complete the Health Control Form associated with their trip. When traveling by air, this can be done via this link: www.spth.gob.es. When travelling by sea (ferries), this can be done through the following link: spthm.puertos.es.
After finishing the form, you will get a QR code that you will have to present both at the time of boarding and upon your arrival in Spain at the health controls.
From 7 June 2021, if you come from a country/area considered at risk for COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document certifying full vaccination, a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2 with negative result, or recovery from COVID-19. These certificates will be different if they have been issued in a country of the European Union (EU Digital Covid Certificate) or in a third country.
Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.
Traveling to Spain? You may need travel insurance to get your Schengen visa.
While the nationwide State of Emergency ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. The obligatory use of face masks on public transportation must continue to be observed at all times.
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:
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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