Coronavirus: Latest information and advice

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On Wednesday April 20, 2022, the Spanish government lifted the requirement to wear face masks in most indoor settings, thanks to high vaccination rates (more than 90% among adults and children over 12 in Madrid) and a drop in Covid rates. Masks must still be worn on all public transport, in hospitals, retirement homes, healthcare centres and chemists.


There are currently no additional restrictions in Madrid. Just like in the rest of Spain, masks are only compulsory on public transport, in hospitals, nursing homes and chemists. Other establishments, private institutions and businesses must determine whether they require or recommend people wear them on their premises.


Please note that face masks must be worn at all times on all forms of transport (including the metro, trains and taxis). Eating and drinking on public transport is not permitted.

Main attractions and cultural institutions

All attractions and cultural institutions are free to decide which measures they keep in place on their premises. We strongly advise you visit venues' official websites for reliable and up-to-date information.

Tourist information points

All of Madrid's Tourist information points are open to the public.

You can also continue to use the following channels to obtain information about the city:

Travelling to Spain

As of Tuesday 20 September 2022, the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) portal, both the website and the mobile applications, will no longer be operational. It will NO LONGER be necessary to fill in the health control form to travel to Spain NOR to present the SpTH QR code when boarding the plane or on arrival at the airport.

REMEMBER: It is recommended not to travel if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (fever, breathing difficulty, cough...). Stay at home/accommodation until these symptoms improve or disappear.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that this is an uncertain and evolving situation, and further restrictions could be introduced at short notice. Although we make every effort to keep it up to date, we cannot assume any responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of this information. Anyone intending to travel to Spain is advised to confirm the conditions and restrictions that are in place with their tour operator, airline and accommodation provider before travel.


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