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Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on August 9, 2021 Share on

Is Spain Open for Indian Tourists? – Read through to know more

Is Spain open for tourism from India? Well, the answer to this is a future yes! Visiting Spain from India is one of the best experience that offers you an extensive variety of vacation options in your Europe tour packages. Spain is a rich blend of culture, diversity and geography. If you are someone who loves getting to know a country from the basics – right from its culture to art, Spain absolutely is made for you. Apart from these, major cosmopolitan cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia have a boundless number of tourist attractions that keep you engaged throughout your holiday. Fine wine and football are other synonyms of Spain.

So, to such an exotic vacation country, your first question this COVID season should be ‘Is travelling to Spain from India possible right now?’ According to the latest Spain tourism news updates, Spain is planning to welcome tourists from India. Spain opening for tourists by itself is indeed a happy news exciting all travel enthusiasts. However, read through the Spain travel restrictions from India from the official website to keep yourself updated before the trip. To know more details about Spain travel restrictions from India, read through.

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Countries for which Spain has Opened for Tourism

Spain has opened tourism for travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 virus. 2 weeks of completion after vaccination by recognised vaccines by the Spanish government is regarded as fully vaccinated. Spain recognizes Comirnaty by Pfizer, Vaxzevria by AstraZeneca, Janssen by Johnsons & Johnsons, Vero Cell by Sinopharm, Sinovac by Sinovac Life Sciences and Covishield by Serum Institute of India. Therefore, visiting Spain from India after being vaccinated by Covaxin is not possible. Spain has added India to the list of countries whose fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter the country. However, “Any vaccine authorised for marketing by the European Union (European Medicines Agency, EMA) and WHO will be accepted. The complete vaccination schedule must be available for the vaccination certificate to be valid,” the Spain tourism news updates notified.

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Spain COVID Restrictions from India

  1. Travellers must have the vaccination certificate wherein the second dose of vaccination should have been completed before 14 days of arrival. Entry to Spain from India is allowed only for vaccinated travellers. 
  2. Tourists will have to undergo medical screening upon arrival. A FCS health control form must be electronically completed before your arrival in Spain. Access the form through the Spain Travel Health website. The form has to be filled by all travellers irrespective of their age.
  3. The lockdown in Spain is partially in effect until 30th August, 2021.
  4. The internal transport is made available. However, there are restrictions imposed for the safety of the passengers. 
  5. Local events are also partially allowed. Check the official website before planning your itinerary. 
  6. The restaurants and bars are also operational but with restrictions. A table should have a maximum occupancy of 6 people only. Restaurants are open until 11 PM. 
  7. Shopping hubs are fully opened without restrictions. 
  8. Masks are mandatory in all social places – even indoors. Physical distance of 1.5 metres should be maintained.

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Spain Entry Requirements from India

The following 2 documents are mandatory to visit Spain from India

  1. Only fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter Spain. However, only travellers vaccinated with Covishield are allowed to enter the country. Any supporting documents to show that you are vaccinated with Covishield at least before 14 days of arrival. 
  2. You will mandatorily need a Schengen Visa to enter Spain from India. But, pertaining to COVID situation in India, only the Delhi centre is processing applications at the moment. 

The Spain quarantine for tourists follows such that people having these two documents are exempted from following the Spain Quarantine Procedures. 

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Travel Tips to Spain from India

  1. Carry masks and sanitisers. They indeed are your life savers. 
  2. It is mandatory to carry the travel documents. However, a proof of vaccination and the Schengen Visa is highly mandatory without which you will not be allowed to enter the country. 
  3. Check the official website for the latest travel updates before you plan to travel. 
  4. Understand the Spain travel restrictions from India to keep yourself and your family safe. Try to adhere to all the rules and regulations to keep in check of your personal safety. 

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Be it with your family or friends or with your better half, Spain is always never disappointing. Just keep in check of all the safety guidelines put forth by the Spain government and adhere to it always during your travel. Visit the Pickyourtrail website and glance through the Spain tour packages and Spain honeymoon packages or customise your whole itinerary. You will be able to do it yourself in less time than choosing your favourite flavour of churros in Spain!

Reference Links

  1. cntraveller.in
  2. schengenvisa.com
  3. indianexpress.com
  4. timesofindia.com
  5. blog.wego.com

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