Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Wellington to Madrid
Most visitors from Wellington need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Madrid. Entry to Spain is allowed to residents of EU/EEA and Schengen Associated States; holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State; health professionals; transport, marine and aeronautical personnel; diplomats; students; highly qualified workers; humanitarians; residents from countries approved by EU and fully vaccinated individuals.
All travelers going to Spain, including transit passengers are required to fill out the Health Control Form. The QR code to be obtained once the form has been submitted must be presented at the airport before departure to Spain and on arrival.
More details in entering Spain can be found on this site.
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Visitors from Wellington are not required to quarantine after entering Madrid.
Visitors from Wellington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken before departing to Madrid.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Madrid: most visitors from Wellington may enter Madrid but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Masks: Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Flying to Madrid from Wellington requires at least one stopover, as there are no direct flights for this route. The shortest flight duration is 32h 45m.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Madrid on a Wednesday and more expensive on a Thursday. On your return trip to Wellington, you should consider flying back on a Tuesday, and avoid Thursdays for better deals.
Wellington airport is called Wellington and the only airport in Madrid is Madrid Barajas.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I moved from Economic class to business with my skywards in 2 minutes"
Cons: "Better food on business class"
Cons: "Shorten luggage wait time to arrive on the belt."
Cons: "Food on the menu was not available. Some of us did not get lunch and were being offered bread. Some flight attendants were impatient with pax and unwilling to help especially with regards to Wifi on board , others were impolite"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Really, nothing"
Pros: "Good check-in experience."
Cons: "Entertainment Systems are old, low-resolution and difficult to view & operate compared to, say, A380 aircraft. Some did not work. Seats were cramped. One recliner was broken. Cabin crew smiled less. African legs should not have lower quality of equipment and service than other legs."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Cons: "Too much children ob the plain and they are crying"
Cons: "Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine"
Pros: "Crew was average food was below average service was below par. Emirates is slipping. Boarding and deboarding was the worst."
Cons: "Lots to be improved. Crew food boarding on board service."
Cons: "Food could be tastier. But, you can’t starve"
Pros: "Very accommodating and friendly crew. Comfy seats, modern plane, and not too full of a flight."
Cons: "Nothing. It was great."
Pros: "coach in many airlines don't offer any amenity kit emirates still provides the basics socks, ear plugs, tooth brush etc. Food and drinks are good with choices"
Cons: "the connectivity offered by emirates and fly Dubai is not a good idea. its loss for customer to pay emirates fare and fly with Flydubai"
Cons: "I cant cause im still at quantos waiting for them to find my god damn bags!"
Pros: "This flight was as expected from Emirates airlines, They always make sure that the crew on flights to Europe and Usa is the best."
Cons: "Comparing this flight on Emirates airlines which is from Bahrain going to spain with the previous flight on Emirates airlines as well but was going from Bahrain to Dubai there is a huge difference starting from Time professionalism and crew treatment and captain experience on making the flight comfortable the level of everything changes my flight to Spain was very comfortable and quite and the food was delicious the crew was very helpful and polite the captain is very professional and he made us feel very comfortable in this flight smooth take of and landing."
Pros: "Liked everything esp the luxurious interior& the comfort of the business class"
Pros: "The flight"
Pros: "Love the outfits the flight attendants wear Love the attention they give to all ...and basically everything else was above GOOD"
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was a crabby lady sitting behind me on my way to Dubai the end of October who objected to me reclining my seat ..meanwhile, she had hers reclined! But I didn't consider it important enough to complain."
Cons: "No hotel accommodation given by Emirate"
Cons: "Bad terminal atmosphere. Hot and dirty. Pool management transportation to airplan. Man in black suit officer bad manner for service."
Pros: "Travelled economy and it was very good. Would love to try business class sometime. Staff excellent food very good."
Pros: "Good food, great entertainment, comfy seats"
Pros: "all entertrainment onboard is excellent ."
Cons: "the flight is good,,but unfortunately the staff is not accomodating that much,,need some basic training on what kind of food you are serving to passenger.."
Pros: "I was randomly upgraded to business and it was such a treat! The service on Emirates is impeccable and the staff takes care of everything. I have always loved flying on Emirates and this last experience was truly the best flight I've had. The comfort and consideration of Emirates flights are definitely unmatched."
Pros: "Overal very comfortable and good service aboard plane."
Cons: "Sat on plan after boarding for an extended time before takeoff. I think it was a maintenance thing. It happens so no biggie. Table and magazine pocket needed cleaning from prior flights. Made me uneasy from a cleanliness point of view so they took a hit on comfort."
Cons: "Slow Internet"
Pros: "Service is excellent and I really enjoyed the musicians while waiting to bord the plane"
Pros: "I liked the complimentary alcohol, but you had to get up and ask for additional beer /wine/etc...."
Cons: "They need to be better at cleaning up... I had to clear trash from others frequently"
Cons: "Changing the flight schedule without any concideration!"
Pros: "Good staff"
Pros: "Emirates allows you to start inflight entertainment as soon as you board and are seated. That makes any wait time more enjoyable."
Cons: "This particular flight was full. And I believe they may have been understaffed. I received my special meal but then the drink service didn't come around until most people were finished with their regular meal service. They didn't serve drinks and meals at the same time, for some reason. And the meal clean up took place way after everyone finished eating. It was an unusually long wait. This was surprising coming from an Emirates flight."
Pros: "The great content in the entertainment system and the wifi. Bed was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the bar in the upper deck. The A380 is a wonderful machine!"
Cons: "We have booked two tickets separately. One for me and the other for my wife and kid. But we were travelling together. When we checkin, we told we need the seats together. But, they did not give the seat together. Also, our connection time was 2 hours for the next flight. To receive the baggage in the port of entry, it took more than 1 hour 15 mins in the carousel. After that we had to clear customs, change terminal and clear security in 45 mins to catch the next flight. It was really tough for us. They could have handled the baggage little efficiently."
Pros: "Hi nice flight"
Pros: "First time flying in double decker plon"
Cons: "I would have been happy to receive points for travel on star alliance"
Pros: "Choice for entertainment"
Cons: "Have travelled on Emirates several times but the Crew hospitality was poor this time. Oriental food was not good."
Pros: "Food good"
Pros: "I got bumped up to business class. Excellent service"
Cons: "I stayed in line for 4 hours to get checked it."
Cons: "drinks not offered during first two hours of flight"
Cons: "The Business Class seats on the 777 are very narrow. Boarding the plane was tedious as it was far from the terminal and we had a long wait on the bus."
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Cons: "Their customer services is not terrible, it's nonexistent."
Pros: "On time Large LCD in each seat back They kept the public announcements to a minimum"
Cons: "It took asking 5 crew members and 2 hours to fix one of our screens that wasn't working. Apparently there were other displays that did not work either so they reset everybody's LCDs. The food was bland"
Pros: "The service, entertainment and food were all excellent."
Pros: "Very friendly Crew Good Food Fantastic entertainment options"
Cons: "(a) Trying to mislead and make me check in my carry-on by saying my laptop bag and check-in bag were not allowed. I had to stand my ground."
Cons: "It’s ridiculous that Cheaptickets (your contracted agent) did not answer the phone to change flights. And when they did answer the phone, charged extortionate change fees above and beyond Qantas fees even during the coronavirus pandemic."
Cons: "Jam packed flight. Qantas is squeezing people in and squeezing the profits. Happening way to frequently now."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Better informed available for self serve in back"
Cons: "More entertainment options"
Cons: "They didn’t leave my food. They took it away."
Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"
Pros: "I had to change flights to LA."
Cons: "The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Very good airlines"
Pros: "We landed safely."
Cons: "Crew spoke little English it seemed. Maybe they did not understand my American accent. They never acknowledged my requests and repeatedly would overlook me for drinks or food. When I would give them my order, they would diaappear, then reappear with the order wrong. On. Every. Single. Occasion.... They were rude and dismissive. Food was barely adequate of what I served."
Pros: "It is always a good flight with Qantas,great staff are friendly and helpful for me and all passengers.like watching the movies,meals are good quality.You are updated with what is going on as you fly."
Cons: "A twenty minute delay on landing and was raining in Bangkok but that is ok."
Pros: "The food choices were lovely, plenty of bathrooms and touch screen entertainment (albeit with an outdated feeling and clunky interface.) The skycam was the best part of the entertainment interface options, giving you an outside view of the plane at all times from a camera at the top of the plane tail. Watching the plane during its descent and landing was very cool."
Cons: "I’ve flown in tight-spaced economy seats before, but the lack of space to even bend over to reach items on the floor was extreme on this plane and unacceptable for a 15+ hour flight. It truly felt like a straightjacket. Serious acrobatics were required to reach items on the floor. The tray table would also fly down on its own, the lever holding it would slide free while I was sleeping. There was no wifi at all, not even for using the qantas apps. My fiancé flew on Virgin the week before and was able to purchase wifi and stay in touch with me for $19 for the duration of the flight. Even my flight earlier this year with Qantas on the Dreamliner lacked usable wifi, but the experience of the Dreamliner plane itself was wonderful. In addition, the usb ports on the end of the armrests weren’t working. I feel it should be part of the safety briefing to point out where the usable power points are, given how vital charged phones are these days for boarding passes, reaching loved ones and entertainment when the wifi isn’t working. I didn’t realize there was a plug for laptops/ block plugs until I asked about the USB ports not working until the last 2 hours of the flight. The location of that was somewhere few would notice or look if not explicitly told. This will be the last time I ever book with Qantas when an a380 model is involved, unless great overhauls and updates are completed. Economy should not lack basic ergonomic comforts and while I’ve spent years touting my love for Qantas, having had wonderful experiences in the past, this one fell far below what I had come to expect from the Qantas name."
Pros: "Love going to Yancey when we are pushed by the tail winds!"
Cons: "Breakfast was dire"
Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Terrible meals. Ran out if nany items. Only one refreshment s tree and in the back of the plane."
Pros: "Staff of Quantas was helpful getting us on the plane after Emerites suspended our tickets We had to pay for a second set of tickets at a higher price on the day of our flight Lucky we made the flight"
Cons: "The seating was s cramped Glad the flight was only 3 hours"
Cons: "entertainment screen on the back of the headrest was smaller than an ipad screen"
Pros: "All the services"
Pros: "Everything except the cabin temperature."
Cons: "Some cabins had no heat. Other cabins had no air conditioning. My cabin was sweltering, which made it difficult to sleep and to be anything other than uncomfortable on the 16 hour flight."
Pros: "Mobile checkin, e-boarding pass, straight to the gate!"
Pros: "Friendly service."
Cons: "very narrow seating. no snacks at back of plane no plug in for computer or cell phones. outdated plug in for headphones"
Cons: "Headphone jack on the 747 was faulty."
Pros: "Cabin crew is friendly. No reschedules or gate changes. Pretty straight forward to catch a plane."
Cons: "First off the planes I flew on were noticeably old."
Pros: "The vegan food was delicious. The stewards and stewardesses were available and friendly. The seats were bigger than the new norm. He movies and documentaries were a good selection."
Cons: "The seats could be bigger. The eggs could be vegetarian."
Pros: "The 787 Premium economy"
Pros: "Hot food"
Cons: "Need 34-36" pitch minimum for long haul flights. Grumpy crew"
Pros: "Entertainment system had a good selection of tv. Pity the sound was affected by poor maintenance."
Cons: "Jack port for sound system damaged again. Horrible pullled pork sandwich. B737 is horribly uncomfortable to fly as it is too narrow especially where the seat is level with a fuselage rib. A330 is much better."
Cons: "Great service , very caring and clean . Looked after me as I had to use a wheelchair . Thank you :)"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, cabin crew were friendly and helpful. Food was tasty, but portion rather small."
Cons: "Didn't like that every time someone nearby used the entertainment - watched a film I think, my film changed."
Pros: "Complimentary healthy food, iPads, smiling staff"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "The crew was helpful. Food was good. Really like the individual entertainment screens!"
Cons: "Sad because it was more crowded and we couldn't get by a window. On top of that, the sky cam must have been broken so we couldn't even watch from our screens. I won't travel on a Friday again. Would be nice to have a bit more leg room!"
Pros: "Food was better than expected, recommend qantas to others based on this alone"
Cons: "Qantas safety video was to long... painful to watch. i would love ro see airlines start recycling the waste generated in fliht"
Pros: "The service was great. Flight got delayed a day, but everyone was well taken care of in spite of the situation. During the flight the staff was attentive and courteous. I'd definitely fly with Qantas again."
Cons: "The fact that the flight was delayed, but that was to no fault of the staff. I'd definitely let that slide."
Pros: "On Time performance"
Pros: "It was a short flight from Wellington to Sydney. There was no food served but beverages and snack."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"
Pros: "Nice flight. I like how much water they offered and the food was the best I have ever had on a flight."
Pros: "The flight crew were friendly, the flight left on time, food good and cabin clean."
Cons: "Had a jumpy screen for a while and the headsets were a bit sensitive with the sound dropping on and off. The controls were on the top of the arm rest which my husband kept accidentally knocking. Changing channels, turning up the volume etc."
Pros: "Great staff, overall comfortable for a long flight."
Cons: "Our vegetarian meals were bland and repetitive; dinner and breakfast pretty much identical. We received little processed fruit cups both meals, while the others had a nice fresh fruit entree."
Cons: "You cannot choose and secure your seat. I was not given the seats I was assigned at the time of booking. The food on quantas is also bad. Moreover, the flight attendants left the food in front of us for nearly An hour after service. I ultimately, in order to use the bathroom, had to remove my own tray."
Pros: "Luckily the flight was only 3 hours"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat (smallest, least leg room would not recline, no padding) that I can remember. Baby not just crying but screening in the seat behind me and crew did nothing."
Pros: "Crew was very professional. Entertainment was good. Pillows and blankets were availanle when we arrived."
Cons: "We were sporadicaly with water and ice from above. The arm rests were uncomfortable and some were broken. Food was only so so and for international flyers, the menu was not able to be fully understood."
Cons: "Minimal food and drink service."
Pros: "Emma on board staff was friendly and professional"
Cons: "I understand planes are late in and late to leave but the QANTAS staff just get worse at communicating and unapologetic."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment system (on-demand), on-time arrival, decent food."
Cons: "Announcements at boarding gate were impossible to understand -- very muffled."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Flight attendants were more interested in socializing with each other than working. More interested in talking about what they were going to do in NY. They were not neatly dressed as compared to others Quantas crew members on other flights, before our meal was served they were eating rolls before serving us. Changing flights was a mess, getting your bags, going though customs, picking up bags and having to go so far in the airport to go check in again was disorganized. Food was not good, fish was fishy, worst meal in three weeks of traveling off and on plans in and out of AU."
Pros: "The food was great along with the movies. Everything went smoothly and made it home no problems."
Pros: "Everything. Personal service, excellent food and entertainment plus very comfortable."
Pros: "Attendants were congenial, though not much visible between meals..."
Cons: "My window seat was further from window than normal so could not lean against it to sleep. My overhead light was not positioned properly, so did not help much. It was centered between me and person beside, so while she slept and I wanted to use, I couldn't. Also had to push against connection plugging earphones in to make work. It was a constant effort and made hand sore. And even at best the sound was poor."
Pros: "Nothing because they did not allow us to take the flight. We had to buy new sets of tickets."
Cons: "They did not do their best to help us talk to the Australian embassy to allow us to re enter Sydney even as transit passengers just to be able to take our flight with Philippine airlines early the next morning. I know we made a mistake of getting flight to Manila in Sydney. We should have just gotten flight from Auckland instead but it was an honest mistake. They should have just allowed us since we know it's possible. We spent 14, 000NZ additional for that mistake."
Airlines flying from Wellington to Madrid have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Wellington to Madrid
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Wellington to Madrid
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Wellington to Madrid
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Wellington to Madrid
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Wellington to Madrid