From destinations in Europe to faraway islands, these countries welcome travelers from Spain
After more than a year under the rule of a pandemic, we all might just want to hear about the countries that have either opened up to tourists or are planning to do so. We’ve put together a list of those that are currently open to travelers from Spain without the need to quarantine.
Short-haul travel options for travelers from Spain
Starting off close to home, the allure of France is undeniable. With high cuisine restaurants, romantic sunsets next to the Seine, and a sunny Mediterranean coastline, it’s among the finest travel choice for travelers from all over the world.
The country is open to travelers by land, air, and sea. Visitors from the EU that are over 12 years of age, including those from Spain, are allowed into the country with a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours before departure. It is also necessary to submit a declaration stating that they have no symptoms of COVID-19.
On the easternmost side of the Mediterranean Sea lies Turkey. Friendly and culturally rich, the country is a great value for money and a popular tourist destination.
All international passengers are required to have a negative PCR test result carried out a maximum of 72 hours before their flight. They will be asked to present it to the airline at the check-in and won’t be allowed to board the flight without it. Those arriving by land or sea are also asked to show a negative test result, however, if they fail to do so, they’ll be asked to quarantine.
It is mandatory to fill out a “Form for Entry to Turkey” within 72 hours prior to travel.
Estonia was among the first countries in the world to start accepting travelers who have either been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from it. In both cases, no more than six months will have passed since the completion of the vaccination process or since they have been declared cured.
Passengers who do not fall into either category and come from an area with a high infection rate will have to self-isolate for 10 days.
The landlocked country of Switzerland requires a negative PCR test result from everyone who is arriving by air, land, or sea and is 12 years and older. Only tests taken within 72 hours of travel will be accepted.
As is the case in a number of other countries, passengers to Switzerland are asked to complete an electronic entry form before arrival.
Long-haul travel options for travelers from Spain
With coastlines both on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, Costa Rica is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. The country opened up for tourism in November 2020, although certain restrictions apply.
There’s no need for a PCR test but all travelers are asked to fill out a Health Pass before traveling to Costa Rica. It is also necessary to have valid travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses, such as quarantine accommodation and medical costs.
The Caribbean island of Barbados started re-welcoming international travelers in July last year. Certain health and safety measures still apply to protect locals and visitors.
When traveling to Barbados, it is necessary to take a PCR test within three days prior to arrival. It is recommended that a negative test result is uploaded to the online immigration and customs form that needs to be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
On arrival, travelers may be required to take a rapid (COVID-19 antigen) test to reconfirm the validity of their negative PCR test result.
With nearly 2,000 islands, the Maldives reopened its borders in July 2020 with testing requirements and health and safety protocols in place.
There is no quarantine requirement for tourists arriving in the Maldives but it is mandatory to secure proof of a negative PCR test result no older than 96 hours before scheduled departure to the archipelago.
Travelers are asked to attach the result to the Traveler Health Declaration and submit the form within 24 hours prior to arrival.
A little further afield, this small country in the Caribbean is once again welcoming international visitors.
Visitors are asked to have a negative PCR test taken no more than five days before arrival and upload it to the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application as well as presented upon arrival. The application fee includes COVID-19 travel insurance.
Restrictions on travel change often so we advise checking the official sources before booking or making your trip. Safe travels, from Kiwi.com!