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## Can I Travel to Spain from South Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

### Current Travel Restrictions

As of **July 2023**, the Spanish government has lifted all COVID-19 related travel restrictions for passengers arriving from South Africa.

### What This Means

**South African citizens and residents can now travel to Spain for any purpose, including tourism, business, or family visits.**

### Required Documents

To enter Spain from South Africa, you will need the following documents:

* **Valid passport** with at least 6 months validity remaining
* **Proof of accommodation** (e.g., hotel reservation, rental agreement)
* **Proof of onward travel** (if applicable)
* **COVID-19 vaccination certificate** (**optional**)

### Vaccination Status

**COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to enter Spain.** However, if you are vaccinated, you may still be required to show proof of vaccination to enter certain venues or participate in certain activities.

### Other Considerations

* **Health insurance:** It is recommended that you obtain travel health insurance before your trip.
* **Mask requirements:** Masks are no longer required in most public places in Spain, but they are still recommended in healthcare settings and on public transportation.
* **Hygiene measures:** Good hygiene practices, such as handwashing and social distancing, are still encouraged.

### Changes to Travel Restrictions

Travel restrictions and requirements can change quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic. **It is essential to check the latest travel advice from the Spanish government before your trip.**

* **Spanish Ministry of Health:** https://www.sanidad.gob.es/en/
* **Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:** https://www.exteriores.gob.es/en/

### Additional Information

* **Quarantine:** There is no longer a quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from South Africa.
* **COVID-19 testing:** COVID-19 testing is not required for entry into Spain unless you have symptoms.
* **Contact tracing:** Contact tracing measures may be in place in Spain. You may be required to provide your contact information or use a contact tracing app.
* **Local restrictions:** Individual regions or cities in Spain may have their own COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check the local regulations before your trip.

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