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Spain travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Spain with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Spain.
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Spain travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Spain with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Spain - quick facts|
|Flight time✝||2 to 10 hours|
|Time difference||UK +0 to +1 hours|
|Electricity||C plug (230V)|
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Spain tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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|Maximum daytime temperature °C|
|Hours of sunshine (daily)|
|Days with some rainfall|
The Spain weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Madrid.
Spain travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Spain from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Spain - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Spain - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Spain - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Spain - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Spain - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Spain - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Spain.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Spain travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Spain with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Spain - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Spain - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Spain - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Spain, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Spain covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Spain with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Spain - Ministry of Health, Spain
- Coronavirus timeline in Spain - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Spain - Spanish Tourism Institute
Spain travel features
Do you want to learn more about Spain? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Spain.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Spain including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Spain due to Covid-19?
Spain is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Spain.
Check out Ministry of Health, Spain for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Spain?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Spain. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Spain from the UK?
The flight time to Spain from the UK is typically 2 to 10 hours.
Flights to Spain
What is the time difference between Spain and the UK?
The time difference between Spain and the UK is UK time+0 to UK time+1 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Spain?
What is the currency in Spain?
Which plugs are used in Spain?
Spain uses electrical plug type C (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Spain?
They drive on the right side of the road in Spain.
Car hire in Spain
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