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.

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain © KSL -
La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain © KSL -

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
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Euro
Electricity C plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Spain weather

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Spain FAQs

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.

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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?

The main language spoken in Spain is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Spain?

The currency in Spain is the Euro (EUR).

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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.

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