One of the measures that states took when the Pandemic started was to close borders. Limitation of people’s movement was an urgent need in order to avoid spreading the virus over countries that were not that affected.
Limitations are being adapted to the economic needs of some sectors such as tourism, but also according to the concrete situation of the state and the health control advances. These changes especially affected people who want to study abroad in Spain. Restrictions are changing daily so we urge students to check with the Spanish Consulate before they travel. This information does not include testing measures which are constantly updated.
Different regulations according to the country you are travelling from to study in Barcelona.
The following is a list of the different regulations according to the country you are travelling from:
- Countries where TOURIST VISA’s are required: in this case you have to contact the nearest Spanish consulate, get an appointment and apply for your visa before entering Spain. Do you need a Spanish Student Visa? Check this information, we can help you.
- Countries where TOURIST VISA’s are not required*: if you have your vaccination certificate you have the option to travel to Spain and apply for the student visa during the first 60 days of your stay. The vaccines authorized by the Spanish government are the ones accepted by the WHO and also by the Eurpean Medicines Agency.
- When coming from one of the listed countries neither will a vaccination certificate nor a TOURIST VISA be necessary: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Israel, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Moldavia, Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore,South Korea, Ukraine and the US.
- If you are travelling from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia, although in a normal situation you would not be asked to apply for a tourist visa when travelling to Spain, you now need to apply for your student visa before travelling.
Having private health insurance is a good idea when you go to study in Barcelona, particularly in this pandemic situation. Check our information about private health insurance, and the benefits with Sanitas International Students.
Should you require more information please contact us.
*according to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign affairs people coming from one of the listed countries do not have to apply for a tourist visa when travelling to Spain: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bruneei, Canadaa, Chile, Colombia, Corea Del Sur, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, UAE, US, Georgia, Granada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macedonia, Antigua República De Yugoslava, Malasia, Islas Marshall, Mauricio, México, Micronesia, Moldavia, Mónaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Nueva Zelanda, Palaos, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Reino Unido, Islas Salomón, Samoa, San Cristóbal Y Nieves, San Marino, San Vicente Y Las Granadinas, Santa Lucía, Santa Sede (Estado De La Ciudad Del Vaticano), Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, West Timor, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukrania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela