By: Susan Sherren for Couture Trips Published: 7/7/21 6:10 PM CST
There is nothing like wandering the streets of Madrid. The European flair and abundance of world class sites make it a perfect place to spend a week or more. In the pre-COVID realm, Madrid welcomed 8 million tourists a year. According to Statista, "The annual number of international tourists visiting the Community of Madrid in Spain in 2020 was 1.71 million, representing a decrease of almost 6 million fewer visits than in the previous year. In 2019 around 7.64 million international visitors arrived in the Community of Madrid, which represents an increase of over three million more visits than in 2008." This massive decrease in tourism is impacting businesses in Madrid that rely on tourism for their livelihoods. Currently, Spain is welcoming travellers back to the country, but you will most likely need to be vaccinated.
Barajas International Airport Madrid, Spain
Who Can Travel to Spain
Vaccinated travelers (no negative COVID test required for entry) from anywhere in the world except- South Africa, India and Brazil.
If your not vaccinated and not from a EU or Schengen zone, your trips has to be deemed essentials. See requirements-
If you are arriving from a high risk country you will be subject to a COVID test 72 prior to arrival. Please visit Travel within Spain for specific details and the most updated requirements. See Link -MSCBS. Note this is a fluid situation and always check for updates prior to making any travel arrangements.
Be prepared for a brief health examination on arrival ( temperature check and visual exam).
Couture Trips offers an array of incredible Madrid, Spain itineraries. Whether you are visiting just for the day or 7 days, we can craft an experience just to your liking. The extensive train network around Spain makes visits to Barcelona and surrounding cities possible. Spain has an limitless ability to keep your attention as a traveler. The history is vast and the culture, food and people are irresistible. Contact Us today to get started on planning your next great escape to Madrid.