Covid-19 Information

Health & Safety Measures

Made for Spain & Portugal is recognized as a Safe Travels company by the World Travel & Tourism Council. We strictly adhere to both EU Community Health & Safety Measures as well as WTTC Guidelines applicable at the time of travel, including physical distancing during tour and within transport, cleaning protocols and personal protective equipment. Clients’ health, safety and well-being is our top priority.

Spain Information

Spain is open for travel

From October 21, 2022, Sanitary Controls were eliminated, however for Nationals of a Third Country, coming from a country outside the European Union or associated Schengen area, must meet the criteria established by the Ministry of the Interior.

  1. Persons coming from a member state of the European Union, or a country associated to Schengen, whatever their nationality, Do Not have to Submit Any Certificate.
  2. Persons habitually resident in the European Union, Schengen associated States, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican or San Marino who are going to that country, with documentary proof, Do Not have to Submit Any Certificate.
  3. Third-country nationals traveling from a country outside the European Union or associated Schengen area Must comply with the criteria established by the Ministry of Internal.

Ministry of Interior refers to a series of certificates that allow entry into Spain to third country nationals: Persons with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a certificate of recovery or a certificate of negative diagnosis of said disease, which the Ministry of Health recognizes for these purposes. These certificates can be presented in paper or electronic format, they can be of the type of EU Digital COVID Certificate or Equivalent, or any or certificate that fulfills the following characteristics:

• Vaccination certificate: Vaccination certificates issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin will be accepted as valid 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination regimen provided that no more than 270 days have elapsed since the date of administration of the last dose of said regimen. Thereafter, the vaccination certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin must reflect the administration of a booster dose, with the exception of vaccination certificates for persons under 18 years of age, which will continue to be valid after 270 days from the date of the first vaccination. Vaccination certificates with booster doses do not expire.

Any vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency, or the World Health Organization will be accepted as valid. Certificates with vaccines not authorized by these agencies are also accepted, but the last dose administered must be of one of the authorized vaccines. Complete vaccination schedules are defined as those established in the Strategy of vaccination against COVID-19 in Spain.

The vaccination certificate must include, at least, the following information:

  • Name and surname of the holder.
  • Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered.
  • Type or types of vaccine administered.
  • Number of doses administered/complete schedule.
  • Issuing country.
  • Identification of the issuing agency of the vaccination certificate.

• Diagnostic test certificate:

Certificates of diagnostic test for active COVID-19 infection with negative result belonging to any of the following types will be accepted as valid:

Molecular nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), whose sample has
been obtained within 72 hours prior to departure.

Antigen detection test included in the common list of rapid antigen detection tests for COVID-19, agreed by the Health Security Committee of the European Union, whose sample has been obtained within 24 hours prior to departure.

The diagnostic test certificate must include, at least, the following information:

  • Name and surname of the holder.
  • Date of sample collection.
  • Type of test performed.
  • Issuing country.

Certificate of recovery:

Certificates of recovery issued by the competent authority or by a medical service at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT or antigen detection test performed by health professionals or qualified personnel will be accepted as valid. The certificate shall be valid for 180 days after the date of the first positive diagnostic test result.

The antigen detection tests must be included in the common list of antigen detection tests for COVID-19 agreed by the European Union Health Safety Committee and must have been performed by health professionals or qualified testing personnel.

The certificate of recovery shall include at least the following information:

  • Name and surname of the holder.
  • Date of the first positive diagnostic test result for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Type of test performed.
  • Issuing country.

Further information may be consulted on Spain’s Travel Safe webpage by selecting traveler’s country of flight origin.

Masks are only mandatory in the following cases: during services with hired chauffer, on public transport, airplanes, trains,  and in health centers and pharmacies.

Portugal Information

Portugal is open for travel, and does not require any sort of Covid-19 documentation to enter.

Please note that requirements may change at any time. Consult all Covid Safety Regulations in Portugal here.

In mainland Portugal masks are only mandatory in the following cases: during services with hired chauffer, on public transport, airplanes, trains,  and in health centers and pharmacies. Masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces.

 

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