If you’re travelling to Spain, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.
Still current at: 28 January 2021
Updated: 26 January 2021
Get travel and medical insurance
Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), available by contacting the Health Service Executive, and that you also obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.
Ireland has adopted the EU Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in the context of COVID-19, known as the EU traffic lights approach. Based on this, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) will publish a combined indicator map each week which will show COVID-19 risk levels across the EU and EEA. Regions will be green, orange, red or grey, on the basis of agreed criteria. In line with the EU Recommendation, there will be no entry restrictions on passengers travelling from green regions. Further information is available on the Re-Open Europa website.
Our TravelWise app has been suspended to take account of the new EU system. We apologise for this inconvenience. Updated information will continue to be provided on this website.
Travel to Spain from Ireland
All passengers arriving in Spain (mainland as well as Canary and Balearic Islands) from Ireland must:
- Present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
- Submit a completed Locator Form. This form can be completed on-line via the Spain Travel Health website or app.