Domestic TravelAs of 22 June, Spain will end its state of emergency. This will lift some of the restrictions for travel between regions. However, many bus companies like ALSA or Avanza Grupo will operate reduced services. Passengers will be required to wear masks when travelling and will be encouraged to buy online.
International TravelAll borders to visit Spain will be open to all countries in the Schengen zone from 21 June. The borders with Portugal will be fully open from 1 July.
Visitors arriving in Spain from these countries must pass through controls at airports and stations and wearing masks will be mandatory at all times during the trip. Social distancing must also be respected in all public spaces and masks must be worn as long as it is not possible to keep a safe distance.
For all those who cannot leave the destination country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created the "Aloja" platform to facilitate contact between Spanish residents abroad and Spanish tourists who need temporary accommodation outside of Spain. The country is also expected to open its international borders to more countries from 1 July.
History, art, beaches, sun and the famous flamenco: Spain offers all of this and more! Thanks to the country’s past and its variety in landscapes and cultures, Spain is a nation full of contrasts: Travellers opting for a cheap bus trip to Andalusia will find vast sandy beaches, which allow for relaxation and water sports, next to snow-capped mountains, which represent a paradise for fans of winter sports. Apart from the country’s natural benefits, historical cities such as Granada with the famous castle Alhambra, attract numerous visitors every year due to their cultural diversity.
When on a coach trip through Spain, a detour to Barcelona should definitely be considered: The city offers numerous tapas bars, lovely beaches and breath-taking architecture influenced by the famous artist Antonio Gaudí, whose Sagrada Familia and Park Güell are certainly worth a visit. Travellers opting for the capital Madrid can take a tour through the renowned art gallery Prado or the Reina Sofía Museum. After a day at the museum, the evenings can be spent by going to the theatre or attending one of the many live events on offer in Spain’s capital. More art can be seen in Bilbao, home of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. If you are looking for peace and quiet, then walking along the pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago is highly recommended: Thousands of pilgrims decide to wander or cycle on the trail every year, in order to arrive at the grave of the apostle Jacob in Santiago de Compostela. Apart from art and nature, one of Spain’s main attractions consists in its national cuisine. Have a taste of Iberian ham or Manchego cheese. A plate of the traditional Valencian paella or a portion of fresh sea fruits is the highlight of every Spanish menu. To accompany your delicious meal, a glass of finest Spanish wine is perfect.
The coach allows you to travel Spain in a comfortable, yet inexpensive way. Coach companies such as ALSA, Avanza Grupo or Autocares Grupo Samar take you to Madrid, Granada, Barcelona or Valencia. Trips to Córdoba or Seville can also be found on the companies’ timetables. Thanks to CheckMyBus, it has never been so easy to find your cheap ticket and to book a relaxed coach trip to Spain.