Ultimate Spain Travel Safety Guide

Last Updated on 4/7/2023

What’s not to love about Spain? The food, culture, and friendly people make visiting such a beautiful country high on the bucket list for many travelers. Before you start planning your dream vacation though, it’s best you become familiar with the current travel requirements, safety guidelines, and recommendations for a safe and stress-free trip to Spain.

Is Spain open to international travel?

Yes, Spain is open for tourists to visit. However, you’ll want to check the entry requirements prior to travel, which you can find below.

Is it safe to travel to Spain now?

Use the links below to find up-to-date information for Spain from trusted sources to help you assess risks and better plan your vacation.

CDC Health Advisory

You can use this resource to find regular updates on health safety events at your destination and how you can best prepare. 

US State Department Travel Advisory

Find out if there’s a current travel advisory at your destination to help you plan a safe journey.

US State Department Fact Sheet

Use this resource to find up-to-date information on the relationship between the U.S. and Spain.

STEP Program

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free resource to help connect you to the U.S. Embassy in Spain in an emergency.

Current COVID Numbers

Check on the current number of COVID cases in Spain before you leave.

Other Non-COVID Risks

Be aware of any other travel risks when visiting Spain as you plan your vacation.

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What are the requirements to travel to Spain?

Make sure you know the other entry requirements so you’ll be prepared when you visit the country. Be sure to check out our other travel safety guides to top international travel destinations around the world

Vaccination Status

You don’t have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 currently when traveling to Spain.

Health Pass

Currently, there are no travel requirements to enter Spain.

Re-Entry to US Testing

As of now, you don’t need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter the U.S.

What’s open to tourists?

Pretty much everything is open when you travel to Spain, with some capacity limitations still possibly in place. Check out the links below for further details.


You’ll find that all restaurants are open without any restrictions. Trying out the local food at a destination is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in its culture.


There doesn’t seem to be any restrictions when it comes to entertainment and restrictions.

Is Spain family-friendly?

Yes, Spain is welcoming of families visiting and is full of fun and adventure for children of all ages. Check out the recommendations for accommodations and activities!

Tour/Excursion Recommendations

Check out these well-rated tours and excursions to immerse yourself in the culture of Spain. There are so many things and places to see when in Spain! Be sure to check out any local events that might be going on at your destination.

Hotel/Resort Recommendations

There are so many beautiful accommodations in Spain to enjoy –this resource will bring you to reviews of them from others like you.

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Is travel insurance mandatory for Spain?

Although travel insurance isn’t required to enter Spain, it is a wise idea to purchase a policy given the ever-changing travel environment. Although there aren’t many requirements for travel nowadays, you’re still at risk of contracting an illness or your flight getting delayed. Travel insurance could cover unexpected costs under travel delay benefits.

Also, travel insurance can protect your prepaid trip costs in the event you have to cancel your trip because you contract COVID-19, get injured, a family member passes away, a natural disaster hits your destination, etc. You can plan with peace of mind knowing that if your travel plans go awry, you may not have to foot the bill.

As a seasoned professional with over five years of experience in the travel insurance industry, Meagan has honed her expertise in marketing and operations working for Yonder Travel Insurance. Throughout her career, she's shown dedication assisting customers at every stage of their travel insurance journey, from the initial quote process to navigating the claims process. Her expert understanding of travel insurance equips her to provide unbiased and valuable insights, which help travelers find the best coverage and maximize its benefits.


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