Spain Travel Vaccines and Travel Advisories

Spain Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Spain, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

You’ll find Spain rightfully sits in many travel agency catalogues thanks to the variety of its natural, cultural and architectural landscapes. It is the perfect harmony between modernity and tradition, architecture and wildlife. Rich in culture, this land is unique in its kind. Thanks to its well-preserved architectural and historical heritage, Spain will manage to take you on a real trip back in time. To enjoy it, visit Salamanca and Toledo or cross the rugged plateau of Castile. At the end of your day, let yourself be tempted by the festive evenings in Seville, Madrid or Barcelona. With its beautiful beaches and the famous Costa del Sol, Spain will also be able to help you relax.

While traveling to Spain, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A stunning urban view in Spain

Recommended travel vaccinations for Spain

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Spain

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Spain


Medical Care in Spain

Public hospitals in Spain have good facilities and are growing and improving. Although patients have vouched for the quality of care, the speed of medical services is questionable. The wait time is long, especially for specialist doctors.

Finding drugs over the counter in Spain is easy. Prescription drugs are rigorously regulated. Also, pharmacists are highly qualified. Visitors from the United States are advised to bring their own drugs, as it is often difficult to access American drugs in Spain. If you’re bringing your drugs, it is wise to bring your prescription with you. 

If you require ambulance services, call 112.

Is Spain Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Fraud Internet scams (email);ATM fraud (debit or credit cards)
Spiked food and drinks Leave nothing unattended
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Terrorism Risk present
Road safety Road conditions vary; Caution required in general
Moutain activities Click the link below for precautions
Health Measles in Europe
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Spain?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Spain for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Spain is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Spain information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Spain (MADRID)
Street Address:
Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D,
28046 Madrid, Spain

Tel.: (34) 91 382 8400
Fax: (34) 91 382 8490

Email: espana.consulaire/[email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Spain (BARCELONA)
Street Address:
Plaça de Catalunya, 9, 1º, 2ª – 08002,
Barcelona, Spain

Tel.: 34 93 270 3614
Fax: 34 933 170 541

Email: espana.consulaire/[email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Spain (MÁLAGA)
Street Address:
Horizonte Building, Plaza de la Malagueta 2, 1st Floor,
29016 Málaga, Spain

Tel.: 34 95 222-3346
Fax: 34 95 222-9533

Email: espana.consulaire/[email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website