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from Madrid to Cardiff

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FAQs
Does United Kingdom have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Madrid and Cardiff?

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Cardiff, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Spain?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cardiff if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/30/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Madrid and Cardiff.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Cardiff?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/30/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Cardiff here.

What are the ways to get from Madrid to Cardiff?

You can travel between Madrid and Cardiff by flight.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Cardiff?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Madrid to Cardiff. It takes on average 10 h 40 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance between Madrid and Cardiff?

The distance is approximately 763 miles (1230 km) from Madrid to Cardiff.

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Cardiff:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cardiff Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Madrid to Cardiff?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • KLM can take you to Cardiff by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Madrid to Cardiff for $186 (€156).
Where should I go next after I travel to Cardiff from Madrid?
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Cardiff often also extend their vacation to go to London, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Madrid to Cardiff online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Madrid to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $186 (€156) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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