Date Updated

04/14/2021



  • • Travelers must complete an online Health Control Form, available on the site below (1); airlines must inform travelers about this formality when purchasing flight tickets; completing the form renders a QR code which must be presented upon arrival

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR, TMA or other molecular test, conducted no more than 72 hours before entry, for travelers from 'high risk' locations as listed on the site below (2)
    - The test report must be original, issued in Spanish, English, French or German, in paper or electronic format; if issued in a different language, an official translation in Spanish must be provided; it must include the passenger name, passport/identification card number (as listed on the Health Control Form), test date, test facility contact details, test technique and negative result
    - Individuals up to six years old are exempt

    • Travelers are subject to a general health screening, including a temperature and visual check, upon entry; travelers suspected to have COVID-19 may be required to complete a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or other molecular tests are accepted) within 48 hours of arrival

    • 10-day home quarantine for travelers entering from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe; travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by testing negative for COVID-19 on day 7

    • Canary Islands: negative COVID-19 PCR, TMA or other molecular test, conducted no more than 72 hours before entry, for travelers seeking to access tourist accommodation
    - Individuals up to six years old are exempt
    - Individuals who can prove stay in the Canary Islands for 15 days preceding access to tourist accommodation, who have remained asymptomatic during these 15 days, are exempt (1) https://www.spth.gob.es/ (2) https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm


  • • Closure of immigration offices in Spain

    • Administrative deadlines for processing new and renewal applications have been reinstated, however there are still some delays Travel Restrictions

    • Non-essential travel is banned from third countries until 30 April, except:
    - Partners of Spanish nationals carrying consular approval of their relationship, and provided the partnership is certified by the consular civil registry section
    - EU nationals and their family members (traveling with or to join the principal), carrying proof of the relationship
    - Residents and long-term visa holders of European Union/Schengen Area countries (Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino), who provide documentary evidence of their destination while travelling to one of these countries
    - Residents of the countries ‘greenlisted’ by the European Union (currently Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand), travelling directly from these countries, transiting through countries included in the list, or transiting through international airports located in countries not included in the list
    - Students undertaking their studies in Spain who must hold a student visa/permit and medical coverage, provided they are traveling to Spain during the academic year or 15 days before its commencement
    - Highly qualified employees whose activity is mandatory, cannot be postponed, or is undertaken remotely (which must be documented) (including certain sports staff)
    - Essential staff: healthcare, elderly care professionals and health researchers entering for professional purposes (personnel engaged in the transport of goods, sea and flight crew required to carry out air transport activities)
    - Persons travelling for imperative family reasons (must be documented)
    - Persons who provide documentary evidence of force majeure or necessity, or whose entry is permitted on humanitarian grounds
    - Travelers transiting by air within the Schengen Area

    • Flight ban for Brazil and South Africa until further notice, except Spanish or Andorran citizens and residents; and transit (staying in the airport transit area for under 24 hours) for Brazil and South Africa, among limited other exemptions

    • Until 16 April (00:59 local time), land entry from Portugal is restricted to: -Spanish nationals, their spouses, registered partners, ascending or descending dependents travelling with (or to join) the principal -Spanish residents -travelers studying in Spain -EU/Schengen Area residents traveling to their residence -travelers transiting for labor purposes ( e.g., cross-border workers, health and transport workers These travelers must carry proof of their travel purpose

    • Land borders to enter Spain through Ceuta and Melilla are closed
  • What services can be offered?

    • Virtual, with limited face-to-face interaction

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out: prior to move-in, the unit has been pre-inspected; latest health or medical certification of all incoming occupants which will state that occupant/s was never a suspected or probable case individual/s and has never been identified as positive COVID-19 case individual/s, if identified, submit result of negative RT-PCR as per DOH standard; mandatory wearing of facemask, body temperature screening and use of foot bath

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines (normal)

    • Market availability; mobility is limited to verify available properties

    • Additionally:

    • Needs assessment calls

    • Share housing market information

    • Share sample properties online

    • Conduct lease contract reviews and negotiation

    • Coordinate and assist in utilities set-up such as internet and cable

    • Provide school information

    • Coordinate temporary housing bookings

    • Provide information on bank accounts opening requirements

    • Provide information on local registration requirements


  • • Yes, bookings are being made virtually

    • No face-to-face support

    • Apartments are available


  • • Primary school students will return to school 8 Jan although some autonomous communities like Catalonia, Basque Country have decided to delay the resumption of teaching activity until 11 January; children of 1 class will be sent on a 2-week quarantine if a case is confirmed within the group; parents will be allowed to request unpaid leave to stay home with their children under these circumstances; on the other hand, distance education will be promoted to the maximum in Secondary, Baccalaureate, FP, Adult Education, and Special Regime Teaching; students will not return in person until mid-January


  • • State of national emergency will expire 21 June

    • No time restrictions to go outside or practice sport outdoors

    • Free movement within all the regions in Spain

    • The use of masks is compulsory for everybody, except children below 6 years, in public spaces (indoors and outdoors) if keeping the security distance of 1.5 meters is not possible; In case of non-compliance, fines from 100€ will apply

    • The use of masks for children aged 3-6 years is recommended

    • Sanitary and health inspections will take place in the airports

    • Prevention and hygiene measures will be applied in the work environment: reorganization of job positions in the offices, establishment of shifts at work, to avoid crowded offices

    • Meetings of up to 20 people may take place in private homes as well as in the street, keeping the security distance of 1.5 meters

    • Restaurants may open outside terraces to 75% capacity

    • Bars may open and it is allowed to seat in the bar, keeping the security distance of 1.5 meters

    • Weddings are allowed, indoors and outdoors, to a maximum of 150 guests in outdoors venues and 75 guests in indoors venues

    • Swimming pools will reopen but only 30% capacity

    • Beaches will reopen, keeping the security distance of 1.5 meters

    • Professional sports competitions will resume

    • Hotels and tourist lodgings can re-open including communal areas

    • Night clubs are not allowed to open

    • Shopping centers may open but only 40% capacity in common areas and 50% capacity in the shops

    • All shops in size may open but only 50% capacity

    • Streets markets will re-open but only to 50% capacity

    • Cinemas, theaters, music halls and monuments may open but only 50% capacity (pre-booking)

    • Zoos and Aquarium may open but only 50% capacity

    • Cultural activities in libraries and museums are allowed, but only 50% capacity

    • Outdoors sports are allowed all day, without time limitation

    • Active and nature tourism, max 20 people per group

    • Group classes are allowed, to a maximum of 20 students, keeping the security distance of 1.5 meters

    • Universities will reopen, as well as some school courses, when parents cannot care about their children

    • Driving Schools will reopen

    • Some elderly residences will allow visits

    • Trade Fairs are allowed to a maximum of 80 attendees

    • Casinos, recreative rooms, and betting shops, may open but only 50% capacity, guaranteeing a disinfection of the material, every 2 hours.

    • Children activities will allowed, with a maximum of 200 children outdoors and 80 children indoors
  • No information to report at this time
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes with sanitary restrictions / Madrid partial lockdown from Sptember
    21st (14 days minimum)

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Limited services
    • Sea: Normal services

    Road Availability
    • Limited services following countries
    limitations at destination

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

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