In this article, you will find an overview of the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions for Spain and Valencia. Latest update: 13 July 2021.
COVID-19 entry requirements for Valencia
On the Re-Open Europe website you will find the latest rules on what you need to travel to Spain. For example, you need to fill out a health statement (downloadable from the Spain Travel Health website or apps for Android/iOS) and you need proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigenic test no older than 48 hours). As of 1 July 2021, it will be possible for travelers from Europe to enter Spain with an EU Digital COVID certificate. For detailed information about all entry requirements, visit the Re-Open Europe website.
The Re-Open Europe website also has a useful tool to create a travel plan within Europe, with all the current guidelines to enter Spain, but also to return to your home country.
Current COVID-19 measures Valencia
You can find the current corona measures on the VisitValencia.com website. Below I have summarized the most important rules for tourists.
Face masks in Valencia
Wearing a face mask is still mandatory for everyone with the age of six years and older in the following cases:
- Outside in public spaces and in buildings that are publicly accessible, regardless of whether distances can be maintained between people.
- In public transport, but also in air or sea transport and in private transport of passengers if the occupants do not live at the same address.
Exceptions: wearing a face mask is not required for people who have a certain disease or breathing problems, which may get worse by wearing a face mask. Also, people who are disabled, dependent or not independent enough to put on and take off a face mask are exempt from this rule.
A face mask is also not required during outdoor sports (except hiking) or activities where you cannot wear a face mask, such as swimming, visiting a sauna, while eating and drinking (in places where it is allowed without a face mask).
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- Stores are open, but the maximum capacity is limited to 75% (also for shopping centers).
- Terraces of bars, cafes, and restaurants are open until 00:30h with a capacity of 100%. A maximum of 10 people is allowed at one table, which must be separated by 1.5 meters. Inside, bars, cafes, and restaurants may use a maximum of 50% capacity with a maximum of 6 people at one table and tables at 2 meters apart.
- Takeaway meals by appointment or home delivery are still possible outside these closing times. You can find all the delivery and takeaway options here.
- Nighttime leisure can be open until 00:30h. Dancing is not allowed, all people should sit at a table. Indoor tables may be occupied by a maximum of 6 people, 10 people for outdoor tables. The maximum capacity indoors is 50%. Outdoors, establishments may occupy all permitted tables, ensuring a safe distance of a minimum of 1.5 meters between tables is maintained at all times.
- The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 20:00-08:00h in all types of retail establishments, except in hotels and restaurants that comply with the rules of the previous point.
- Consumption of alcohol on the street (outside terraces) is prohibited 24 hours a day.
- Museums and monuments are open without additional restrictions. Standard hygiene and distance rules apply.
- Theaters and cinemas are allowed to organize outdoor cultural activities with a maximum capacity of 75%.
Check the latest information regarding COVID-19
I try to keep the above information as up-to-date as possible, but changes sometimes happen quickly. The VisitValencia.com website, the Valencia Tourist Board, has a complete listing and also lists official sources for more information at the bottom of their page.
Questions about the latest regulations? Valencia’s tourist office has a live chat available on their website, from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 06 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am to 02 pm.