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Spain Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Spain

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Spain. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Spain shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Spain), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Gibraltar (4), France (3.6), Portugal (3.6), Morocco with 3.1 and Andorra with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Spain

There are currently 238,564 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Spain. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 27,121 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Spain.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Spain

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Spain.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Spain from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Barcelona and Catalonia due to civil unrest. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Spain. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/spain-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - I huvudsak ett tryggt resmål. Följ myndigheternas anvisningar. Det kan förekomma demonstrationer i synnerhet i Katalonien och inom Madridområdet. Det finns en risk för terrorattacker. Se upp för ficktjuvar och var försiktig i trafiken.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ES

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/spain

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Spanien. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Madrid har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/spanien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Spain's land, sea and air borders are closed to non-residents. From 15 May, all residents who arrive in Spain from overseas, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days in their residence or other accommodation. A State of Alarm is in place that limits movement throughout the country. The majority of hotels and alternative accommodation in Spain are closed. ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/spain

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Spanien.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/spanien/

Individual rating changes for Spain

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Spain. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Spain to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 2.6 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 4.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 5.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Spain to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 13th 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Spain to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 12th 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 2.0 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Spain to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 6th 2020

The total rating for Spain changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Spain to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Spain changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Spain with a rating of 2.0.

About Spain

Spain with its capital Madrid is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly more than twice the size of Oregon (504,782 km²). The country is located Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France. The climate can be described as temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast. The landscape is large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees Mountains in north. With a population of about 40.49 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Madrid
Population about 40.49 million
Size 504.782 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of Oregon
Common languages Catalan, Spanish, Basque, Galician
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +34
Internet Top Level Domain .es
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ES
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ESP
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 724

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Spain is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas
  • water quality and quantity nationwide

Natural hazzards

  • periodic droughts, occasional flooding
  • volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa's northwest coast; Teide (3,715 m) has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive his

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Spain. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparel including footwear
  2. automobiles
  3. beverages
  4. chemicals
  5. clay
  6. food
  7. footwear
  8. machine tools
  9. medical equipment
  10. metal manufactures

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. citrus
  3. dairy products
  4. fish
  5. grain
  6. olives
  7. pork
  8. poultry
  9. sugar beets
  10. vegetables

Spanish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Spain.

Export products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. machinery
  3. medicines
  4. motor vehicles
  5. other consumer goods
  6. pharmaceuticals

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. consumer goods
  3. equipment
  4. foodstuffs
  5. fuels
  6. machinery
  7. measuring
  8. medical control instruments
  9. semi-finished goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Spain?

Spain is currently rated at 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Spain.

Is it safe to travel Spain in 2020?

Visiting the country Spain is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Spain?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Spain.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Spain?

There are currently 238,564 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Spain. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 27,121 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Spain.

What is the size of Spain?

Spain has a size of 504,782 km² or 194,897 mi² which is slightly more than twice the size of Oregon.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.