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COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Santiago de Compostela right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Santiago de Compostela along with the rest of Spain. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Spain has reopened its borders to travelers from most EU and Schengen Area countries; however, entry remains restricted to travelers arriving from other areas, except for Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Spain will not allow entry to inbound travelers that have been in the UK, Brazil or South Africa, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. As of July 22, travelers arriving from Montenegro and Serbia are no longer allowed to enter Spain. For travelers arriving from outside the EU, only the following categories of travelers may enter: •Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican, or San Marino. •Holders of a long-term visa issued by a Schengen member of Schengen Associated State who are going to that country. •Health professionals coming to Spain for work. •Goods and transport personnel in the practice of their duties. •Diplomats, consular, international officials, military personnel, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations in the practice of their duties. •Students who study in one of the EU/Schengen member states and possess the appropriate visa or equivalent permit and medical insurance. They may enter the country 15 days prior to the start of their studies. •Highly qualified workers, including participants in high-level sporting events that take place in Spain. •People traveling for duly accredited family reasons. •People traveling for duly accredited humanitarian reasons of reasons of force major. •Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, or Uruguay, provided that they have come directly from these countries or only made international transits at airports outside of these countries.

Entry requirements

From November 23, all travelers (including children) arriving from Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, UK, Ukraine and US, must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 TMA, LAMP or PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to arrival with the exception of travelers arriving from Azores in Portugal; Rogaland, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken, Innlandet, Vestfold og Telemark, Agder, Vestland, Trondelag or Troms og Finnmarkin in Norway; Kitri, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada or Sterea Ellada in Greece; Faroe Island or Greenland. Spot checks may be carried out on arrival to confirm travelers have undergone a COVID-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test and have tested negative. A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who does not comply. Spain has reopened its borders to travelers from the EU, the Schengen area, and the UK. Travelers arriving from the aforementioned areas are no longer required to present a residency certificate or to self-isolate upon entry into Spain; however they will need to complete an "FCS health control form" 48 hours before arrival at https://www.spth.gob.es/. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Travelers will also undergo a temperature check and visual health assessment. From November 14, travelers visiting the Canary Islands and are booked into regulated tourist accommodation must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours earlier, when checking in to their accommodation, download and activate the Radar COVID notification app throughout their stay on the islands, and for 15 days after they return home. Children under the age of 7 are exempt from these requirements. Regional authorities in the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera) have introduced three stages of control for domestic arrivals by sea or air to the islands, in addition to those for international arrivals to Spain. All tourists arriving from or via regions of Spain with a cumulative incidence of the virus of 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants or greater must present a negative PCR or TMA carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. A fine of up to € 3,000 is payable for anyone arriving without a valid test. Those with a justified reason for travel must complete a declaration and an antigen test upon arrival at the airport or port or will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine. Those resident in the Balearic islands must have a PCR at origin in the 72 hours prior to their arrival, or be tested on arrival or undergo a 10-day quarantine.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are not currently subject to any quarantine requirement unless directed by Spanish authorities upon arrival in Spain due to specific circumstances.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting Spain via a Spanish airport on route to their final destination, the above mentioned PCR, TMA or Lamp test requirement and Health Control Form to enter the country does not apply. They should however, be prepared to show evidence of their onward journey such as flight tickets to their final destination. Restrictions introduced by Spain on passenger travel from the UK from December 22 until January 19 may also apply to those transiting through Spain to other international destinations.

All other info

Residency permits and D visas that expired between December 14, 2019 and June 21, 2020 are accepted for entry.

If you are looking to book a trip to Santiago de Compostela and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Santiago de Compostela flights by month

January
$588
February
$462
March
$572
April
$725
May
$605
June
$853
July
$788
August
$761
September
$741
October
$565
November
$604
December
$585
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Santiago de Compostela is currently February; with June being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Santiago de Compostela?

LAS - SCQ
Price
$462 - $1,289
SCQ
Temperature
53.6 - 77 °F
SCQ
Rainfall
1.54 - 9.13 inches

Santiago De Compostela attracts visitors year-round because of its pilgrimage status. Those looking for the best deals should probably avoid the city’s major festival of St. James on 25 July when flights and hotel rooms are at their priciest, although that is also when the city is at its most vibrant. Galicia’s climate is relatively temperate compared to southern Spain, but Santiago is notorious for its rainfall. Locals claim it makes the flagstones look prettier. The romantic atmosphere make Santiago an ideal choice for city breaks in December, when the Christmas lights and lavish patisserie displays in the local bakeries create a festive mood.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Santiago de Compostela?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Santiago de Compostela. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

City overview

Santiago De Compostela in the north-west region of Galicia, has been a popular tourist destination for around nine centuries. Medieval pilgrims were promised time off purgatory if they made the long trudge from the Pyrenees to pay their respects to the bones of St James in the city’s magnificent cathedral. These days visitors still follow the pilgrim path, although they are just as likely to take advantage of the direct international flights to Santiago’s airport. They encounter a city with a charm-filled, well-preserved medieval old town, where winding, cobbled streets lead to imposing squares, all beneath the soaring towers of the cathedral. It’s an obvious destination for anyone interested in the Middle Ages (and will complete the set for a modern pilgrim who has already ticked off Jerusalem and Rome). It’s not all about ancient stones and gargoyles though. Santiago De Compostela (Spain) is a university city and the student population ensures that the streets of the old town are buzzing with bars and clubs. Santiago enjoys something of a gastronomic allure too. The countless small but elegant restaurants offer the perfect introduction to one of Spain’s most respected cuisines, the Galician fare that accentuates fresh shellfish, traditional boiled octopus and the distinctive green peppers known as pimientos de Padron. The fine seafood is best accompanied by another of the region’s treasures, the crisp white wine called Albarino, made in the nearby Rias Baixas coastal region.

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Getting around Santiago de Compostela

The compact old centre of Santiago De Compostela is best negotiated on foot. The winding medieval streets can be confusing at first, but the Cathedral serves as a useful reference point for exploration. The city bus service covers the newer part of the city and can be handy for visiting the concert hall, large shopping malls and the new City of Culture arts complex.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The airport for Santiago De Compostela is Lavacolla (SCQ), situated about 20 minutes by road from the city. Bus services connect the terminals with the centre and station, with departures every half hour between early morning and midnight. For visitors who prefer direct drop-offs at hotels there is a taxi stand outside the departures terminal. City regulations impose a fixed fare from the airport, prominently displayed in the arrivals hall. There are small additional charges for baggage and for journeys after 10pm or at weekends.

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