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Airlines Updates
Published on 18.05.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa to resume routes between Madrid-Athens and Alghero from 01JUN22.

Published on 12.05.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa joins SkyTeam’s sustainable programme.

Published on 11.05.2022, Air Europa:

IAG gives Air Europa loan-to-equity deal six months.

Published on 10.05.2022, Iberia:

Iberia alerts of problems in finding ramp staff.

Published on 09.05.2022, Iberia:

Iberia: new Madrid-Luanda codeshare route.

Published on 06.05.2022, Iberia:

Iberia recovers in Spain and advances in Latin America, says IAG advisor.

Published on 04.05.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities extend existing COVID-19 entry restrictions until 15 May (SVI, 02.05.2022).

Published on 27.04.2022, World2Fly:

World2Fly Becomes IATA’s 11th Spanish Member Airline

Published on 14.04.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa expands its fleet and destinations.

Published on 13.04.2022, Level:

Level to resume operations between Barcelona and Boston from 01MAY22.

Published on 11.04.2022, Iberia:

Iberia to resume flights between Madrid and San Francisco, form 01JUN22.

Published on 08.04.2022, Binter:

Binter starts flying to five new international and national destinations in July: Florence, Ponta Delgada, Fez, Valladolid and Menorca.

Published on 07.04.2022, Level:

IAG's long-haul low-cost carrier: LEVEL's Transatlantic flight plans.

Published on 06.04.2022, Air Europa:

IAG says Air Europa deal may take at least 18 months

Published on 06.04.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa returns to Tunis and Marrakech from Madrid on 10APR22

Published on 04.04.2022, Binter:

Binter increases connections between the Canary Islands and Madeira and West Africa.

Published on 01.04.2022, Iberia:

Iberia to increase flights between Madrid and Buenos Aires.

Published on 01.04.2022, Iberia:

Iberia increases capacity on Madrid-Budapest to expand humanitarian aid support.

Published on 31.03.2022, Iberia:

Flights to Algeria: a new program at Iberia for April.

Published on 31.03.2022, Level:

Level returns to Los Angeles and San Francisco from Barcelona, from 01JUN22.

Published on 30.03.2022, Vueling:

Milan’s air traffic controllers and Vueling’s pilots plan to go on four-hour strike on 11APR22.

Published on 30.03.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa agrees to an ERTE for 4,000 employees, but not for the pilots.

Published on 28.03.2022, Iberia:

Iberia is adding more flights to the Dominican Republic.

Published on 28.03.2022, Binter Canarias:

Binter Canarias takes a broad view in Africa.

Published on 28.03.2022, Air Europa:

Busy Route: Air Europa ramps up flights between Madrid and Lima

Published on 25.03.2022, Iberia:

Iberia to increase flights to Mexico City.

Published on 24.03.2022, Iberia:

Iberia to recover 85% of 2019 capacity during summer 2022.

Published on 21.03.2022, Air Europa:

IAG and Globalia reach agreement over potential 20% stake in Air Europa.

Published on 18.03.2022, Air Europa:

IAG “remains convinced” about Air Europa deal

Published on 17.03.2022, Volotea:

Volotea boosts its fleet in 2022 with the addition of 6 Airbus A320.

Published on 11.03.2022, Iberia:

Renfe and Iberia expand Train & Fly programme.

Published on 04.03.2022, Iberia:

Iberia signs agreement with CEPYME to support the COVID-19 recovery of SMEs.

Published on 03.03.2022, Volotea:

Volotea Adds An Extra 2 Routes From Its New Lille Base to Palermo and Split in May-22.

Published on 03.03.2022, Iberia:

Iberia terminates Ljubljana service

Published on 01.03.2022, Air Europa:

IAG recognises that Globalia is negotiating the sale of Air Europa with other airlines.

Published on 28.02.2022, Iberia:

Iberia will add nine aircraft to its fleet in the first half of this year.

Published on 21.02.2022, Binter Canarias:

Binter Canarias signs SAF development deal with Cepsa.

Published on 18.02.2022, Iberia:

Iberia marks a pandemic first for Dulles starting Jun-2022.

Published on 17.02.2022, Iberia:

Iberia launching Dallas and Washington flights from 01JUN22

Published on 16.02.2022, World2Fly:

Spain's World2Fly ponders short-haul expansion.

Published on 11.02.2022, Volotea:

Volotea announces a new route from Athens to Bilbao as of 27MAY22.

Published on 11.02.2022, Air Europa:

Spain's Air Europa to take 10 more B787s by YE22 – Hidalgo.

Published on 09.02.2022, Iberia:

Spanish Airline Iberia Agrees to Resume Operations in Morocco.

Published on 09.02.2022, Iberia:

Iberia ramp service reported 47 million passengers, 60% more than in 2020.

Published on 04.02.2022, Iberia, BA:

NDC Signed With British Airways And Iberia.

Published on 04.02.2022, Air Europa:

Air Europa resumes flights between Madrid, Asuncion and Cordoba after a 23-month suspension as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on 25.01.2022, Iberia:

Iberia to fly 10% of flights on sustainable fuel by 2030

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Open for travel from Spain
Quarantine

There is no mandatory quarantine for travellers, but PCR is required.

All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days.
Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.
Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.
Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.
Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a molecular test, valid 72 hours.
• COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
• Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).
• A COVID-19 recovery certificate. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.
Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-11
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 94567014
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 11699
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 202.3
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 250

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
Proof of full vaccination.
Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.

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  • Spain The Spanish authorities have finally taken another step towards the removal of Coronavirus entry restrictions, lifting the health controls performed at the land borders with France for over two years now, starting from Thursday, May 19.

    The decision has been announced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, which published an order in Spain’s Official Gazette (BOE), making ineffective an order of March 26, 2020, that had established health controls at the land borders with France.

    “…taking into account the epidemiological situation in both countries and the current impact of the measure, it is considered appropriate to revoke the health control measures for people from France who arrive in Spain by land,” reads the order, signed on May 13, and effective starting from tomorrow.

    According to the decision, travellers entering Spain through the land borders with France are no longer required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery from the virus, or negative test results, in order to be able to enter Spain. Previously, all travellers aged 12 and older had to present one of these three documents, meeting the criteria set by the Spanish authorities, in order to be able to enter Spain from France.

    Aside from France, there are no health checks at the land borders between Spain and Portugal either.

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    20.05.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities will extend COVID-19 entry restrictions on country’s external land, sea and air borders until 15 June (SVI, 13.05.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    Travellers in transit are not required to provide COVID-19 certificates nor the Health Control Form, provided that they do not leave the airport and that they do not remain in Spain longer than 24 hours.

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    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

    Travellers authorized to enter Spain must provide one of the following documents:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose. For people younger than 18, vaccination certificates with a full primary schedule have no expiration date.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

     

    • Travellers who do not hold an EUDCC, nor equivalent documents, must fill in the Spain Travel Health Control Form, and manually enter data on vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test result, meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the obligation to provide these documents.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 who do not hold a valid certificate of vaccination can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com.

     

    If the epidemiological situation worsens in a specific area, exceptional health measures could be applied to travellers coming from the affected region.

     

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    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    If you are planning to travel through France or Portugal, please check the latest travel advice for France and travel advice for Portugal ahead of your journey.
    *Public spaces and services: Rules may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice. You should continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • obligatory use of face masks on public transport, in pharmacies, medical centres and care homes.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19 such as social distancing and other public safety precautions
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years if you are in the following situations:
    • on any form of public transport in Spain
    • visiting a hospital or medical centre (including other healthcare settings such as dentists, opticians, pharmacies etc.)
    • visiting a care or nursing home
    Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    In addition to the mandatory use of face masks in the above situations, the Spanish government recommends you use them responsibly in the following circumstances:
    • enclosed public spaces such as shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants.
    • at large events (e.g. concerts, sporting events) • when in the company of people considered clinically vulnerable or high-risk and social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed • at family gatherings • in any other enclosed communal spaces open to the public
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    19.05.2022
  • Spain After two years of complete border closure, starting from May 17, the Spanish authorities have started the gradual reopening of borders between the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla with Morocco.

    Spain has started opening its borders with Morocco today, after the Minister for Home Affairs, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, signed a ministerial order modifying the order on COVID-19 border restrictions last week.

    The first travellers permitted to cross the El Tarajal border crossing in Ceuta and Beni Enzar in Melilla today were citizens and residents of the European Union and those authorised to move within the Schengen area.

    “In both categories, to access Ceuta and Melilla, it will be essential to meet the health requirements established by the Ministry of Health for these authorised border crossing points,” the Ministry explains.

    Later on, starting from May 31, eligible to cross the borders of the two enclaves with Morocco will also be cross-border workers, while other groups permitted to enter will be determined later by the Spanish-Moroccan working groups.

    In order to guarantee security needs and for a smooth reopening of the borders, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sent police forces to the checkpoints in both Ceuta and Melilla.

    According to the Spanish government, the reopening has been made possible thanks to the work of the authorities in both countries, in particular after a meeting between the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the King of Morocco, Mohamed IV.

    “The reopening is the result of the bilateral work carried out with the Moroccan authorities in the framework of the roadmap agreed … which has allowed the mechanisms that will govern the reopening – gradual, orderly and with all the guarantees of security and health – of the border crossings between the two countries to be established,” the authorities note in the press release announcing the reopening of the borders.

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    18.05.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have announced that the country has decided to prolong the existing COVID-19 entry rules for all travellers until June 15.

    The announcement on the extension of the entry rules was made by the Ministry of Interior of Spain as well as by the official Government website.

    “The border order to be issued by the Minister for Home Affairs extends all current restrictions on Spain’s external land, sea, and air borders under the recommendations of the Council of the European Union due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 until 24:00 hours on June 15, 2022, and replaces the current one, which expires on Sunday, May 15,” the statement of the authorities reads.

    The move means that all travellers will continue to be subject to COVID-19 entry rules when reaching Spain.

    The Ministry of Health of Spain explains that currently, all travellers over the age of 12 from the European Union/European Economic Area are required to present COVID-19 proof upon their arrival.

    Travellers from the EU/EEA are permitted restriction-free entry as long as they hold one of the passes listed below:

    A vaccination certificate that proves that the holder has completed primary vaccination in the last nine months. Certificates proving that the holder received a booster shot are also accepted
    A recovery certificate that proves that the holder tested positive for the virus in the last six months
    A test certificate that proves that the holder took a PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 or 48 hours before arrival in Spain, respectively
    On the other hand, the Ministry explains that stricter rules apply to travellers from third countries. Third-country travellers are permitted entry to Spain for travel purposes only if they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or if they fall into the exemption list.

    Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that certain groups of travellers can enter under facilitated rules. Travellers from third countries between the age of 12 and 18 can enter Spain by presenting a negative PCR test result. This means that this group of travellers does not need to present a vaccination or recovery certificate.

    It is believed that the Spanish authorities took the decision to extend the entry rules after considering the infection rates.

    The data from the World Health Organization shows that Spain has registered 65,897 new COVID-19 infection cases in the last seven days.

    As for the vaccination rates, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that they are quite high. According to ECDC, Spain has administered a total of 101,399,274 vaccine doses as of May 12. In addition, the same shows that 85.8 per cent of the population have completed primary vaccination, and 63.4 per cent have received an additional vaccine dose.

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    16.05.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have announced that the country has decided to reopen its land borders of Ceuta and Melilla with Morocco on May 17.

    The land borders will be reopened soon after the Minister of Interior of Spain, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, signs the ministerial border order that will modify the one that kept the borders closed since March 2020.

    According to the Spanish Ministry of Interior, the decision of the country to reopen its borders follows the successful cooperation between the authorities of the two countries.

    The Spanish and the Moroccan authorities have agreed to a gradual reopening. It has been explained that as soon as the first phase of the reopening takes place, citizens and residents of the EU as well as nationals of other countries who are authorised to enter the Schengen Area, will be permitted to cross the land borders.

    “It will be a gradual reopening: at midnight between Monday and Tuesday of next week, the steps of El Tarajal, in Ceuta, and Beni Enzar, in Melilla, will be reopened for citizens and residents of the European Union and for those people authorized to circulate in the Schengen Area,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    The Ministry emphasised that apart from having to meet general border rules, persons who cross the border will also be required to follow the health requirements established by the Ministry of Health.

    Additionally, the Ministry has noted that legally recognised cross-border workers will also be able to enter the Spanish territory from May 31.

    “As of Tuesday, May 31, legally recognized cross-border workers will be able to enter Spanish territory through these same steps, as well as those who, due to the expiration of the card that accredits them as such, have obtained a specific visa for Ceuta and Melilla,” the Ministry added.

    According to the latter, within the gradual reopening process, the Spanish and Moroccan groups will determine the categories of people and goods that will be able to access Ceuta and Melilla through the border with Morocco.

    Except for the changes mentioned above, the Ministry of Interior has revealed that the country will extend all the restrictions that the country currently applies on its external land, sea, and air border in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This means that the previous extension of entry rules that was to remain valid until May 15 it to be extended once again. Nonetheless, the authorities have yet to come out with an official announcement on the matter.

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    13.05.2022
  • Spain Travellers from the United Kingdom will continue to remain subject to COVID-19 entry restrictions when travelling to Spain as the latter has decided to extend its entry rules at least until May 15.

    The decision to extend the current entry rules until the end of next week was announced by the Spanish Ministry of Interior.

    According to the official tourism website of Spain, Travel Safe, all travellers from the UK are currently required to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate in order to be permitted entry to Spain.

    “If you are travelling from United Kingdom, to enter Spain, you must show a vaccination or a recovery certificate,” the statement of Travel Safe reads.

    A vaccination certificate is considered valid when travelling to Spain only if the document proves that the holder has completed primary vaccination with one of the recognised vaccine doses in the last 270 days. Certificates proving that the holder has received a booster shot are also recognised for entry to Spain.

    As for the recovery certificate, the authorities explain that the document is only accepted if it indicates that the holder has recovered from the virus in the last 180 days.

    The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that the requirement to present one of these two passes does not apply to children under the age of 12.

    In addition, the same emphasises that less strict rules apply to children and young people between the age of 12 and 17. Travellers aged between 12 and 17 can enter Spain even if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus as long as they present a PCR test that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Antigen tests are not accepted.

    Travellers from the UK over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus and who fall under the exemption list can also travel to Spain, provided that they present a negative COVID-19 test result.

    However, the exemption list includes only some specific categories of travellers, such as health professionals, transport personnel, diplomatic and consular personnel, students, and highly qualified workers, among others.

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    06.05.2022
  • Spain Spain’s Ministry of Interior has announced that the closure of land borders with two Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla has been extended for another 15 days.

    “The Government has decided to extend the closure of the land borders of Ceuta and Melilla with Morocco for another 15 days to finalize, within the framework of the bilateral work that is being carried out with the Moroccan authorities, the exact details and mechanisms that will govern the next reopening of the crossings between the two countries,” the statement published by the same Ministry reads.

    The announcement of Spain’s government has extinguished hopes of citizens that the route would be reopened after being closed for two years.

    However, the Ministry of Interior has stressed that in this case, the extension period will be valid only for 15 days, so the conditions for gradual as well as the orderly reopening of border posts at the entry and exit of both Ceuta and Melilla are concluded.

    The borders of two Spanish enclaves were first closed in 2020 due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and its new variants. In addition, they remained closed during a diplomatic crisis last year between Madrid and Rabat.

    The previous order of closure of borders with two Spanish enclaves, following the recommendations of the Council of the European Union due to the crisis caused by the Coronavirus, expired at midnight this Saturday, April 30.

    According to the recent announcement of the Ministry of the Interior, the recent changes have been put in place on May 1 and will remain effective until May 15.

    Authorities in Spain have announced that the number of persons who attempt to reach Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta, and thus the European Union countries from Morocco, has marked a notable increase in the last few months.

    In this regard, the Ali Zoubeidi, a Professor at the University Hassan 1 and an immigration specialist, told InfoMigrants that the process is the same for all migrants, they attempt to “enter the port of Beni Ansar early in the morning, at dawn, so as not to be seen.”

    “It’s not easy; the port is quite well-guarded. Those who arrive there hide all day, and they start swimming around 1 or 2 am,” Zoubeidi pointed out.

    Last month, Spanish authorities announced that the borders were about to reopen. In addition, the Spanish Civil Guard said that they would install the most sophisticated high-tech equipment in order to help detect persons who attempt to reach the country’s borders in an unlawful way.

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    04.05.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have extended the current travel requirements on travellers from countries from the European Union and Schengen Area as well travel restrictions on visitors from third countries, up until May 15.

    The decision has been announced by the Ministry of the Interior through an order published in the official Spanish Gazette BOE, extending the restrictions first imposed on July 2020, during the first months of the Coronavirus pandemic, which have been amended several times now.

    “This order will take effect from 12:00 pm on July 22, 2020, until 12:00 pm on May 15, 2022, without prejudice to its eventual modification to respond to a change in circumstances or new recommendations in the field of the European Union,” the order reads.

    The move means that travellers from the EU/EEA countries remain eligible to enter the Spanish territory, including its islands, completely restriction-free, as long as they hold one of the following documents:

    Proof of vaccination with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), with the last vaccine having been administered in the last nine months
    Proof of a previous infection with COVID-19 (PCR or rapid antigen test performed by professionals), issued in the last six months
    Negative Coronavirus test results (PCR or rapid antigen test performed within the 72 hours of 48 hours before travel to Spain, respectively)
    As per travellers from third countries, only those holding a certificate that proves they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last 270 days with a vaccine approved by EMA or WHO, as well as those holding a certificate which shows that they have recovered from the virus, are eligible to enter the country. The validity of such certificates is the same as for travellers from the EU.

    Travellers under the age of 12, however, can enter even if they are not vaccinated, or recovered from COVID-19, as long as they present negative test results, RT-PCR or similar, performed 72 hours before departure.

    Though COVID-19 restrictions for travel to Spain will remain unchanged, recently, the country has facilitated some of the domestic measures, including here the obligation to wear a mask. Since April 20, the obligation to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public areas in Spain has been lifted. The obligation to wear a mask remains effective for some specific places like healthcare facilities, pharmacies, public transport, and places, among others.

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    03.05.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have announced that the country has officially lifted the mask requirement.

    According to Spain’s official tourism website, Travel Safe, travellers visiting Spain as well as citizens of the country are no longer required to wear a fake mask when attending different outdoor and indoor places.

    “As of today (April 20), it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors or indoors in Spain,” the Spanish tourism website wrote on April 20.

    This means that everyone will now be able to enter cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, shopping centres, and other venues and events without being required to wear a face mask.

    Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the mask-wearing requirement will still remain in place for all those who wish to have access to healthcare facilities, and pharmacies, among others.

    “There are certain exceptions where it is still necessary to wear them, such as in health centres, services and establishments (for example, in health centres, hospitals or pharmacies) and in socio-sanitary facilities (workers and visitors in communal areas),” Travel Safe added.

    In addition, the requirement to wear a face mask also remains mandatory for those using all forms of public transport as well as for those travelling by plane.

    Despite lifting the majority of domestic COVID-19 restrictions, Spain still requires travellers to meet COVID-19 entry rules.

    Spain currently requires all incoming travellers to present COVID-19 proof. The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that travellers from the EU/EEA are permitted restriction-free entry as long as they hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.

    On the other hand, travellers from third countries are permitted entry only if they present a vaccination or recovery certificate upon their arrival.

    Similar to the other EU countries, Spain continues to apply a validity period for all kinds of certificates. A vaccination certificate is considered valid when entering Spain only if it proves that the holder completed vaccination in the last nine months or received a booster shot.

    As for the recovery certificates, the Ministry notes that the document is only accepted if it proves that the holder recovered from the virus in the last six months.

    Travellers that are permitted entry to Spain by only presenting a negative test result must note that Spain recognises only PCR tests taken within 72 hours before arrival and rapid antigen tests taken within 48 before arrival.

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    23.04.2022
  • Spain Since the beginning of this week, Spain’s border guards have tightened their controls on people leaving Gibraltar, according to local media reports.
    Police officers obliged all citizens from countries outside the European Union, including those who hold a British passport, to provide evidence of their onward travel as well as accommodation reservations in Spain before permitting them to cross the country’s borders.

    Authorities in Gibraltar have raised concerns regarding the reports that Spanish officials are banning the entry for internationals unless they present a valid reason for their entry.

    In this regard, a holidaymaker from the United Kingdom who crossed the border into Spain told the Olive Press that Britons are also being required to present proof of funds for the duration of their stay in Spain.

    “At the border, we had to prove we had €100 per day per person for the duration of our stay. The woman officer was apologetic but said she had to see enough for the ten days we planned to be in Spain either in cash or in a bank account,” Julie Quartermaine told the Olive Press.

    The chief minister, Fabian Picardo, through a statement, stressed that the government was informed that such measures were suddenly being applied while stressing that they would be taking the matter up with the Spanish as well as the UK governments.

    “We are receiving reports of a change in approach to Non-Gibraltarian, Third Country Nationals, crossing the frontier into Spain. We will be taking up these issues with the UK and Spanish authorities,” Minister Picardo pointed out in this regard.

    According to local media reports, the controls were only applied to people crossing Spain’s border on foot, not in a vehicle.

    It was also reported that citizens from third countries who are officially residents in Spain as well as third-country nationals or Gibraltarians who hold a red residence card are not subject to the recent rules applied by Spanish police officers.

    According to a spokesperson at the British Embassy in Madrid, authorities in Spain set and also enforce entry rules, as reported by the Olive Press.

    In addition, the same source recalled that all persons who plan to enter the Schengen Zone at Spain’s border control would be required to present an onward return ticket, as well as accommodation for their stay and proof they have enough money for their stay.

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    21.04.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 entry rules for all incoming travelers from European Union/European Economic Area countries until 3 April (Schengen Visa Info, 29.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    Travellers in transit are not required to provide COVID-19 certificates nor the Health Control Form, provided that they do not leave the airport and that they do not remain in Spain longer than 24 hours.

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

    Travellers authorized to enter Spain must provide one of the following documents:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

     

    • Travellers who do not hold an EUDCC must fill in the Spain Travel Health Control Form, and manually enter data on vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test result, meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the obligation to provide these documents.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com.

     

    If the epidemiological situation worsens in a specific area, exceptional health measures could be applied to travellers coming from the affected region.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    If you are planning to travel through France or Portugal, please check the latest travel advice for France and travel advice for Portugal ahead of your journey.
    *Public spaces and services: Rules may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice. You should continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • obligatory use of face masks on public transport, in pharmacies, medical centres and care homes.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19 such as social distancing and other public safety precautions
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years if you are in the following situations:
    • on any form of public transport in Spain
    • visiting a hospital or medical centre (including other healthcare settings such as dentists, opticians, pharmacies etc.)
    • visiting a care or nursing home
    Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    In addition to the mandatory use of face masks in the above situations, the Spanish government recommends you use them responsibly in the following circumstances:
    • enclosed public spaces such as shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants.
    • at large events (e.g. concerts, sporting events) • when in the company of people considered clinically vulnerable or high-risk and social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed • at family gatherings • in any other enclosed communal spaces open to the public
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    20.04.2022
  • Spain Spain has also extended its current entry rules for all incoming travellers until April 30.

    The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that different rules apply to EU and non-EU travellers. EU travellers are permitted restriction-free entry to Spain as long as they hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.

    On the other hand, third-country travellers are permitted entry to Spain only if they have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

    Even though Spain continues to keep in place entry rules, the authorities previously announced that they plan on easing some of the domestic COVID-19 restrictions on April 20.

    Just like the two countries mentioned above, Portugal also continues to require travellers to present proof upon their entry. All travellers who are permitted entry to Portugal need to provide a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.

    Italy, Spain, and Portugal apply the same validity rules on COVID certificates. A vaccination certificate is considered valid in these three countries if it proves that the holder has completed primary vaccination in the last nine months or it has received an additional vaccine dose.

    On the other hand, recovery certificates are recognised upon entry into these countries only if the document proves that the holder recovered from the virus in the last 160 days.

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    16.04.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 entry rules for all incoming travelers from European Union/European Economic Area countries until 3 April (Schengen Visa Info, 29.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    Travellers in transit are not required to provide COVID-19 certificates nor the Health Control Form, provided that they do not leave the airport and that they do not remain in Spain longer than 24 hours.

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

    Travellers authorized to enter Spain must provide one of the following documents:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

     

    • Travellers who do not hold an EUDCC must fill in the Spain Travel Health Control Form, and manually enter data on vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test result, meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the obligation to provide these documents.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com.

     

    If the epidemiological situation worsens in a specific area, exceptional health measures could be applied to travellers coming from the affected region.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Rules may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended. As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    11.04.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have announced that the country will lift the mask requirement on April 20.

    “On April 19, a Royal Decree will be taken to the Council of Ministers by virtue of which masks will no longer be mandatory in interior spaces, in general. The measure will take effect on April 20,” the Spanish Ministry of Interior wrote on its official Twitter account, stating the words of the Minister of Health.

    Since a large number of persons choose to take a trip outside their country during the Easter holidays, the government has suggested that the requirement gets lifted on April 20 in order to avoid any surge in infection cases.

    At a press conference held at the Palacio de Fuensalida in Toledo, the Minister of Health of Spain, Carolina Darias, said that face masks would no longer be mandatory when accessing indoor places.

    This means that all travellers and citizens of Spain will now be able to enter bars, cafes, restaurants, theatres, museums, shopping centres, and other events without being required to wear a face mask.

    However, it has been noted that the requirement will continue to remain in place for those working or visiting healthcare facilities.

    Even though Spain has already lifted the majority of its national COVID-19 restrictions, the country still requires travellers to meet entry rules.

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    08.04.2022
  • Spain The Spanish authorities have announced that the current entry rules that the country applies to incoming travellers will get extended.

    Travellers were hoping that Spain would follow the example of the other EU/EEA countries and drop its entry rules. However, despite the Easter holidays being just around the corner, the Spanish authorities have not yet decided to lift or at least facilitate some of their rules.

    Through its most recent update, the Spanish Ministry of Health has revealed that all EU/EEA countries will continue to remain part of the risk list.

    This means that all travellers who reach Spain from an EU/EEA country need to fill out a Health Control Form prior to their arrival. In addition, everyone will continue to be required to present a valid EU Digitial COVID-19 Pass – a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate – when entering Spain.

    “If you come from a country at risk in relation to COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection or recovery from COVID-19,” the Ministry emphasises.

    Travellers who are able to present one of the passes mentioned above are exempt from additional rules. Nonetheless, everyone must still make sure to meet the validity rule that currently applies to vaccination and recovery certificates.

    The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that vaccination certificates are accepted if they prove that the holder has completed the vaccination process within the last 270 days or received an additional vaccine dose. Such a rule applies only to persons over the age of 18.

    Those between the age of 12 and 18 are not required to receive an additional dose if they were vaccinated more than 270 days ago.

    “The requirement to have received a booster dose more than 270 from the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination schedule shall not apply to minors over 12 and under 18 years of age. They shall be considered fully vaccinated even if more than 270 days have elapsed without having had a booster dose,” the Spanish authorities explained.

    On the other hand, the recovery certificates are recognised only if the document proves that the holder recovered from the virus within the last 180 days.

    Read more
    04.04.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 entry rules for all incoming travelers from European Union/European Economic Area countries until 3 April (Schengen Visa Info, 29.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 21 and 27 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Rules may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended. As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    01.04.2022
  • Spain “If you come from a country at risk in relation to COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection or recovery from COVID-19,” the statement of the Spanish Ministry of Health reads.

    This means that all EU/EEA travellers who present a valid document are permitted restriction-free entry to Spain regardless of the reason for their trip.

    When it comes to the validity of the COVID-19 certificates, the Spanish Ministry of Health explains that the country recognises only vaccination passes that indicate that the holder has completed primary vaccination within the last 270 days or has received a booster shot.

    On the other hand, recovery certificates are accepted as long as they prove that the holder recovered from the virus in the last 180 days.

    As for EU/EEA travellers who plan on entering Spain by presenting a negative COVID-19 test result, the authorities have explained that they recognise both PCR and rapid antigen tests. The PCR test has to be taken.

    Apart from the EU/EEA countries mentioned above, Spain’s risk list also includes tens of other third countries. Third country travellers can currently enter Spain only if they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

    While Spain continues to require travellers to meet COVID-19 entry rules, some countries have already abolished all of their measures.

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    29.03.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 27 February (SVI, 22.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 21 and 27 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News: Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 27 February (SVI, 22.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 21 and 27 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 7 and 13 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News: Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 27 February (SVI, 22.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 7 and 13 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News: Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 27 February (SVI, 22.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 7 and 13 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News: Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 27 February (SVI, 22.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 28 February and 6 March).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination.
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.
      Travellers who provide certificates of recovery different from the EUDCC and from the equivalent documents must also provide the negative test result confirming their recovery from COVID-19. Only rapid tests performed on or after 1 October 2021 and approved by the European Commission are accepted.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children older than 12 and younger than 18 can enter if they provide a negative result to a molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    FAQs
    Rules depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News:Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 13 February; information on other high-risk countries revised (SVI, 07.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 14 and 20 February).

    Accepted documents – either in the form of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ or equivalent documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but not from completing the Health Control Form and obtaining a QR code.

    Children aged 12-17 can enter if they provide a negative result to a molecular test, valid 72 hours.

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News:Government extends restrictions on travelers from EU and Schengen Area until 13 February; information on other high-risk countries revised (SVI, 07.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and at some large outdoor events, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open.
    The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Check travel advice for Portugal for further information.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and at some large outdoor events.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory at large, open air, standing events and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed. There are no other requirements to wear face masks outdoors.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Spain The Spanish Ministry of Health has extended travel restrictions on travellers from the other European Union and Schengen Area countries for another week, until February 13, due to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 infection in the bloc.

    Updating the list of European risk areas, the Ministry has explained that the list will remain unchanged for another week. Part of it are the following EU/Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.

    “If you come from a country/zone at risk in relation to COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection (PDIA), or recovery from COVID-19. These certificates will be different if they have been issued in a country of the European Union (EU Digital COVID Certificate) or in a third country,” the Ministry explains regarding travel from countries in the EU which are listed as risk countries.

    It also points out that since February 1, travellers who haven’t received a COVID-19 booster dose must pay attention to the validity of their vaccinated certificates. Those who have been vaccinated before mid-May 2021 must take their booster shots and renew their vaccination certificates in order to be eligible to travel to Spain restriction-free.

    The Spanish authorities continue to consider as high-risk countries all third countries except for:

    China (including administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao)
    Indonesia
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Saudi Arabia
    South Korea
    Taiwan
    Last week, Chile was also part of this list but has now been removed due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the territory of the same.

    Regarding travellers from other third countries, which Spain lists as high-risk areas, they have to present their SpTH QR code together with a vaccination or recovery certificate as well as negative COVID-19 results of a test performed pre-departure.

    Residents of these countries can travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate against COVID-19, a negative test performed within 72h(NAAT) / 24h(RAT) prior to arrival, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Read more
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities reduce validity of COVID-19 tests for arriving travelers from 48 to 24 hours (The Local – Spain, 01.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days (see the list valid between 7 and 13 February).

    Accepted documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose.
      Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    06.02.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities reduce validity of COVID-19 tests for arriving travelers from 48 to 24 hours (The Local – Spain, 01.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    04.02.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities reduce validity of COVID-19 tests for arriving travelers from 48 to 24 hours (The Local – Spain, 01.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. Details in the sections below. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    03.02.2022
  • Spain As of today, February 1, and in line with Council Recommendation of January 25, 2022, on a coordinated approach to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, which replaces Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475, only negative results of antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection obtained within 24 hours before arrival in Spain will be considered valid, and not 48 hours, as was the case until now,” the statement published by Spain’s government reads.

    At the same time, authorities in Spain have confirmed that the current rule according to which the PCR test results should not be older than 72 hours will continue to remain effective.

    “On the other hand, and as has been the case to date, certificates of diagnostic tests for an active COVID-19 infection with a negative result from molecular nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), whose sample has been obtained within 72 hours before arrival in Spain, will continue to be considered as valid,” the statement clarifies.

    However, both antigen and PCR test certificates must include at least the name and surname of the holder, the date and the sample taken, as well as the type of test performed in the traveller’s country of origin.

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    02.02.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish authorities impose new travel rules from 1 February (UK-MN, 27.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Learn more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Citizens of non-EU and non-Schengen Associated countries can enter Spain only if they belong to one of the categories listed by the Ministry of Health.

     

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure. Travellers must provide the QR code when they board and when they arrive in Spain. Remember: a separate form must be filled in for each trip and each person.

    • Travellers by air must fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • Travellers by sea must fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • For travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must hold proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result. Details in the sections below. The list of risk and high-risk countries is updated every 7 days.

    Accepted documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination. Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). Consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Learn more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    27.01.2022
  • Spain Travellers from Bahrain, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Peru, Qatar, and Uruguay now face stricter entry restrictions when entering Spain as they have been removed from the latter’s “safe third countries list.”

    The decision was announced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, which stated that new rules against these seven countries would start applying from today, January 24.

    Previously, travellers who reached Spain from one of these seven third countries were permitted entry without having to provide proof of vaccination against the disease or a recent COVID-19 test.

    However, since Bahrain, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Peru, Qatar, and Uruguay are no longer part of the safe list, travellers from these areas now need to present a valid vaccination certificate.

    Regarding the validity of vaccination passes, travellers must note that starting from February 1, Spain will recognise only certificates that indicate that the holder has been fully vaccinated against the virus within the last 270 days.

    “As of February 1, 2022, keep in mind that you will need 14 days from the last dose at least and no more than 270 days since the date of administration of your last dose. From that moment on, your vaccination certificate must show the administration of your booster dose,” Spain’s official tourism website, Travel Safe, emphasised.

    This means that all those who have received their last dose more than 270 days ago will have to receive an additional dose in order for their pass to be considered valid when reaching Spain.

    In addition to the requirement to present a vaccination certificate, everyone over the age of 12 must fill out a health control form before their entry to Spain. Once the form is filled out, travellers will receive a QR code, which can then be presented to the responsible authorities upon arrival.

    Even though Spain has made changes to its safe list, several third countries will continue to remain part of it as long their epidemiological situation does not worsen. The third countries that are currently part of Spain’s safe list are as follows:

    Saudi Arabia
    Chile
    China; including administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao
    South Korea
    Indonesia
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Taiwan
    Through the same update, the Spanish authorities have announced that all European Union and Schengen Area countries, except for Switzerland, will continue to be part of its risk list.

    This means that all travellers who reach Spain from one of the EU/Schengen Area countries placed on the risk list must present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate upon their arrival in order to be permitted entry to the country.

    Read more
    24.01.2022
  • Spain Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in the following cases:

    • All authorized travellers from dark red countries / zones, regardless of their vaccination status and residency.
    • All authorized travellers from red countries / zones who are not fully vaccinated.

    Travellers must quarantine in an accommodation provided by the Health Authorities against a fee of EUR100 per night, which includes breakfast brought to the room. Any other additional expenses need to be borne by the person in quarantine. Molecular (PCR) tests administered by public health authorities are subject to a EUR120 fee.

    Children in quarantine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

     

    Permanent residents in Malta can quarantine at an alternative residence in the following cases:

    • When they travel from dark red countries / zones, and are fully vaccinated or are younger than 12
    • When they travel from red countries / zones and do not hold proof of full vaccination or are younger than 12.

    In these cases, quarantine at an alternative residence is only possible if the following conditions are respected:

    • maximum 4 additional, fully vaccinated persons older than 12 are living at that address
    • travellers must submit an online Alternative Quarantine Location Request at least 10 days before their arrival via travelauthorisation.gov.mt. Health authorities reserve the right to accept or reject such requests.

     

    Children aged 5 – 11 who do not hold a valid certificate of vaccination or do not provide a valid negative result to a molecular (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before their arrival must take a swab test upon arrival and quarantine with their parent / legal guardian until they receive a negative result.

    People in quarantine are allowed to leave Malta before the 14-day period has elapsed by showing a return ticket, provided that they do not develop any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

     

    Travellers can be exempted from quarantine on medical grounds only when the first dose of vaccine caused immediate severe anaphylaxis requiring medical treatment.

     

    Find out more:
    Standards for Quarantine of Unvaccinated Travellers Entering the Maltese Islands

     

    Contact Points for Malta:
    Covid-19 Public Health Helpline: 111. +35621324086
    MTA TOURISM COVID-19 Helpline Tel: +356 2169 2447
    Email: covid19.health@gov.mt and tourismcovid-19helpline@visitmalta.com

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    Transit is only permitted through Malta International Airport provided the passenger does not exit the airport building.

    Transit from the seaport to the airport and vice versa is not permitted.

    A designated area has been identified to allow for transit of passengers

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Malta’s national classification.

    From dark red countries, a travel ban applies. Entry from these areas is only permitted for essential travel in exceptional cases and only with prior authorisation. Applications must be submitted through this travel authorisation form. Travellers from dark red countries cannot transit through Malta.

    Travel is possible for people who have spent the 14 days before entering Malta in red countries.

    Note: travel to and from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe is temporarily banned.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers from red countries must provide all the following documents:

    1. Submit their passenger locator form (PLF) via https://app.euplf.eu/#/, and provide the QR code at check in and on arrival in Malta in digital format or as a print-out. A false declaration will be considered a criminal offence.Boarding will be denied to passangers who do not provide these documents to the air or sea carrier. Travellers must then hand their documents to the health staff upon arrival at Malta International Airport or at the Sea Port terminals.
    2. Proof of recovery plus one dose of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), administered at least 14 days before arrival to Malta.

      Or

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: 14 days after the final scheduled dose was administered.
      Accepted vaccines – full list available on traveltomalta.gov.mt:
      Vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer), Jannsen, Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Nuvaxovid (NVX – CoV2373). A certificate with 2 different EMA approved vaccines is also valid.
      Vaccines recognised by Malta’s Ministry of Health. Note: Serbia is a dark red country and is subject to a travel ban.
      Primary full schedule with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization, but only if a booster dose with a vaccine approved by EMA is administered.

    As of 17 January 2022, vaccination certificates issued by Maltese Authorities are valid if they meet the following requirements:

    • For people aged 18 and over, if the last dose of the primary vaccination schedule was administered no earlier than 3 months before, or if, following the primary schedule, the booster dose was administered no earlier than 9 months before.
    • For people younger than 18, if the primary vaccination schedule was completed.

    Exemptions:

    • Holders of a valid residency card who return to Malta between 17 January and 1 February 2022 are exempt from quarantine if their vaccination certificate meets the requirements in place before 17 January (see above)
    • Holders of a valid residency card who were abroad between 17 January and 1 February 2022 are exempt from quarantine if they provide a negative molecular (PCR) test result, valid 72 hours, and apply and take the booster dose within 5 days after arrival. This exemption does not apply to people returning from dark red zones.

     

    Exceptions:

    Pregnant persons can enter Malta if they provide a pre-departure molecular (PCR) test (validity: 72 hours), and:

    • signed and dated medical doctor’s certificate confirming pregnancy in the first 12 weeks
    • signed and date medical doctor’s certificate or antenatal card confirming pregnancy after the first 12 weeks, and a medical certificate indicating why the COVID-19 vaccine was not / could not be taken.

    Children aged between 5 – 11 can travel if they accompany their fully vaccinated parents or legal guardians, and must hold either a valid certificate of vaccination or a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (PCR) test (validity: 72 hours).

    Children younger than 5 do not need to provide a test result. Parents / legal guardians must complete a passenger locator form (PLF) on their behalf.

    Travellers are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in the following cases:

    • All authorized travellers from dark red countries / zones, regardless of their vaccination status and residency.
    • All authorized travellers from red countries / zones who are not fully vaccinated.

    Travellers must quarantine in an accommodation provided by the Health Authorities against a fee of EUR100 per night, which includes breakfast brought to the room. Any other additional expenses need to be borne by the person in quarantine. Molecular (PCR) tests administered by public health authorities are subject to a EUR120 fee.

    Children in quarantine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

     

    Permanent residents in Malta can quarantine at an alternative residence in the following cases:

    • When they travel from dark red countries / zones, and are fully vaccinated or are younger than 12
    • When they travel from red countries / zones and do not hold proof of full vaccination or are younger than 12.

    In these cases, quarantine at an alternative residence is only possible if the following conditions are respected:

    • maximum 4 additional, fully vaccinated persons older than 12 are living at that address
    • travellers must submit an online Alternative Quarantine Location Request at least 10 days before their arrival via travelauthorisation.gov.mt. Health authorities reserve the right to accept or reject such requests.

     

    Children aged 5 – 11 who do not hold a valid certificate of vaccinatino and do not provide a valid negative result to a molecular (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before their arrival must take a swab test upon arrival and quarantine with their parent / legal guardian until they receive a negative result.

    People in quarantine are allowed to leave Malta before the 14-day period has elapsed by showing a return ticket, provided that they do not develop any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

     

    Travellers can be exempted from quarantine on medical grounds only when the first dose of vaccine caused immediate severe anaphylaxis requiring medical treatment.

     

    Find out more:
    Standards for Quarantine of Unvaccinated Travellers Entering the Maltese Islands

    Contact Points for Malta:
    Covid-19 Public Health Helpline: 111. +35621324086
    MTA TOURISM COVID-19 Helpline Tel: +356 2169 2447
    Email: covid19.health@gov.mt and tourismcovid-19helpline@visitmalta.com

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    21.01.2022
  • Spain Following the European Union Commission’s recommendation, the Spanish authorities have announced that starting from February 1, only vaccination certificates indicating that a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus within the last 270 days will be recognised.

    This means that all persons, regardless of their country of origin, who have received their last vaccine dose more than nine months ago will need to get a booster shot to be permitted entry to Spain, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the certificate which proves that the holder has received a booster dose will be recognised only if more than 14 days have passed since its administration.

    “From February 1, 2022, in order to travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate, the certificate must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the full course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days ago,” the statement of Spain’s official travel website, Safe Spain, reads.

    >> Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Approved for Travel to Spain

    Apart from having to present proof of complete vaccination against the COVID-19 disease, Spain currently requires all persons to fill out a Health Control Form prior to their arrival. Each form is associated with a single trip, personal and non-transferable.

    Spain currently categorises countries into different lists based on their epidemiological situation. The two main lists are the risk list and the high-risk list.

    While travellers from the risk list, which consists of EU and Schengen Area countries, are not required to present an additional document as long as they hold a valid vaccination pass, those from high-risk areas must present a pre-entry test, regardless of their vaccination status.

    Similar to Spain, several other EU/Schengen Area countries have already announced that they would also shorten the validity of vaccination certificates.

    The Dutch authorities set an expiry date on the passes earlier this month. It was announced that starting from February 1, only those vaccinated within 270 would be considered fully immunised, suggesting that the other need to receive a booster dose.

    A similar decision was also taken by Switzerland. The Swiss authorities revealed that they would follow the Commission’s recommendation and only recognise vaccination certificates indicating that the holder has received the last vaccine dose within the last nine months.

    Read more
    20.01.2022
  • Spain According to the latest update made by the Ministry of Health of Spain, the updated risk list will enter into force tomorrow, January 17, and will remain valid until January 23, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    This means that all travellers who reach Spain from EU/Schengen Area countries that are currently considered as a risk area will be required to meet certain rules in order to be permitted entry to the country.

    Spain’s risk list, which will enter into force tomorrow, will include Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Romania.

    In the previous update, only some regions of Romania were listed as risk areas. However, since the country has identified increased COVID-19 infection rates over the last couple of weeks, now the whole territory of Romania will be part of the risk list.

    In line with the current rules that Spain has, all persons who have been recovered or fully vaccinated against the virus can enter the country without having to follow any additional rules, even if their country of origin is part of the risk list.

    “All those passengers from a country that has a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus risk must present, a certificate or document certifying vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection or a certificate of Recovery,” the Ministry noted.

    Nonetheless, everyone is still required to fill out a Health Control Form. It has been emphasised that each form is personal, non-transferable, and associated with a single trip.

    Travellers who haven’t been vaccinated or recovered from the virus are also permitted to enter Spain. However, they must present a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 before arrival.

    It has been explained that children under 12 are not required to present any of the certificates or a negative test. The only document they must present is the entry form.

    Regarding the third countries, they are all now placed on Spain’s high-risk list. Nonetheless, certain exemptions apply.

    Third countries that are currently exempt from the high-risk list are as follows:

    Saudi Arabia
    Bahrein
    Chile
    China; including administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao
    Colombia
    South Korea
    United Arab Emirates
    Indonesia
    Kuwait
    New Zealand
    Peru
    Qatar
    Rwanda
    Uruguay
    Taiwan

    Read more
    17.01.2022
  • Spain Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, NamibiaSouth Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – see lists valid until 5 January 2022, and between 6 and 16 January 2022) must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 and, in addition, a negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours).

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    14.01.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on flights from southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, until 29 December (SVI, 17.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), and quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be shortened if they can provide a negative test result on day 7.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    03.01.2022
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on flights from southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, until 29 December (SVI, 17.12.2021). Government imposes stricter entry rules to all travelers from areas affected by COVID-19 Omicron variant (Schengen Visa Info, 06.12.2021 )

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), and quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be shortened if they can provide a negative test result on day 7.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed.
    You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions.
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).

    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    24.12.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on flights from southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, until 29 December (SVI, 17.12.2021). Government imposes stricter entry rules to all travelers from areas affected by COVID-19 Omicron variant (Schengen Visa Info, 06.12.2021 )

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), and quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be shortened if they can provide a negative test result on day 7.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks both indoors and outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events, COVID passports).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels , refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest travel advice for France ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and outdoors.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: From 24 December, the use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor and outdoor public spaces, even when social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. You should carry a face mask with you at all times and be prepared to wear it during your stay. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    There are some exceptions to the use of face masks such as when practising sport, eating or drinking, or at the beach, however rules may vary between regions. While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended.
    As specific rules on the use of face masks may vary from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    Until 24 December face mask use is mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there

    Read more
    23.12.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government extends ban on flights from southern African countries, including Malawi and Zambia, until 29 December (SVI, 17.12.2021). Government imposes stricter entry rules to all travelers from areas affected by COVID-19 Omicron variant (Schengen Visa Info, 06.12.2021 )

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), and quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine can be shortened if they can provide a negative test result on day 7.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Spain Currently, Spain permits entry for all fully vaccinated travellers, including those from a country that falls under the risk list, without imposing any additional entry measures.

    Through the latest update, the Spanish authorities have explained that the risk list continues to include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Slovakia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden.

    This means that travellers from all the above-mentioned EU/Schengen Area countries can travel to Spain as long as they meet all entry rules.

    Persons who reach Spain from one of these 28 countries are permitted entry as long as they present a valid vaccination certificate that indicates that the holder has been fully immunised against the virus with one of the vaccines that Spain recognises for travel.Those who hold a recovery certificate are also permitted to enter Spain under facilitated rules, provided that the certificate is not older than 180 days.

    In contrast, EU/Schengen Area nationals who don’t hold one of the two documents mentioned above can enter Spain only if they provide a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result.

    The PCR test must be carried out within 72 hours before entering Spain, whereas the rapid antigen test must not be older than 48 hours at the time of arrival.

    “Children under 12 years of age are not required to present these certificates or supporting documents,” the Spanish authorities highlighted.

    On the other hand, Spain is keeping strict entry rules against arrivals from countries that currently fall under the high-risk list.

    Spain’s high-risk list includes nine African countries at the moment. These countries are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    All persons who enter Spain after staying in one of the areas mentioned above must present a negative PCR test result that has been taken within 72 hours before arrival as well as provide a completed Travel Health form.

    Read more
    14.12.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Government imposes stricter entry rules to all travelers from areas affected by COVID-19 Omicron variant (Schengen Visa Info, 06.12.2021 )

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries. Certificates with other vaccines will also be accepted if the last dose was administered with an authorised vaccine.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours). You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive molecular test and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    13.12.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Government imposes stricter entry rules to all travelers from areas affected by COVID-19 Omicron variant (Schengen Visa Info, 06.12.2021 )
    Spanish authorities tighten entry restrictions for travelers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe (SVI, 30.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Other vaccines are also considered valid, only if the last dose was administered with one of the authorised vaccines. Details are available on COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe) must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France, check the latest information ahead of your journey. Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed.
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • a requirement to present a ‘Covid passport’ – a document certifying that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – in order to access bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, care homes etc
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    Spain will accept the COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    10.12.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish authorities tighten entry restrictions for travelers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe (SVI, 30.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Other vaccines are also considered valid, only if the last dose was administered with one of the authorised vaccines. Details are available on COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people entering Spain from countries considered at high risk (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe) must provide a negative result to a negative pre-departure molecular (valid 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (valid 48 hours), regardless of whether they hold a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). As of 1 December, the same rule applies to residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information. Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events). Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.

    Read more
    03.12.2021
  • Spain British visitors will no longer be permitted in the Spanish territory without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, the Spanish government bulletin revealed last week, as the country tightened travel restrictions due to concerns over the new Omicron COVID-19 mutation.

    The decision that enters force on Wednesday, December 1, will forbid Britons to enter the country by only presenting a COVID-19 Certificate or a negative PCR test taken three days before arrival, as they did until now, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “The presence of new forms of the causative agent of the disease makes it necessary at this time to increase travel restrictions,” the department led by Fernando Grande-Marlasca decided, also saying that it cannot recognise negative PCR or antigen tests as valid documents.

    The decision will affect Britons greatly, but maybe not as much as the country’s tourism and travel industry. The ban will remain in force until December 31, making it more difficult for people to carry out any travelling for the end of the year holiday season.

    Read more
    30.11.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Government tightens entry restrictions for U.K. nationals because of COVID-19 variant (SVI, 29.11.2021). Spanish government to restrict flights from South Africa, Botswana (Reuters. 26.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Other vaccines are also considered valid, only if the last dose was administered with one of the authorised vaccines. Details are available on COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country, certificates of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA…..) are also accepted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times. See Use of face masks and Public spaces and services for further information. Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events). Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open. The Spanish government has implemented health requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted. Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel. Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other public safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next. You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.
    Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.

    Read more
    29.11.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Spanish government to restrict flights from South Africa, Botswana (Reuters. 26.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Other vaccines are also considered valid, only if the last dose was administered with one of the authorised vaccines. Details are available on COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country, certificates of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA…..) are also accepted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should
    consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the
    Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above.Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    26.11.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities imposes additional entry rules for travelers from several countries (SVI, 22.11.2021). Health certificate showing proof of immunity from COVID-19 no longer required for air and sea arrivals to Balearic Islands from within country (Media Reports, 04.11.2021). Authorities impose entry rules for travelers from Norway, Poland, Sweden, some regions of France and Italy (SVI, 02.11.2021). Authorities extend entry ban for arrivals from ‘third countries’ until 30 November (SVI, 01.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. Other vaccines are also considered valid, only if the last dose was administered with one of the authorised vaccines. Details are available on COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country, certificates of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA…..) are also accepted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for travellers from non-EU and non-Schengen countries.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should
    consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the
    Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above.Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    23.11.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Authorities imposes additional entry rules for travelers from several countries (SVI, 22.11.2021). Health certificate showing proof of immunity from COVID-19 no longer required for air and sea arrivals to Balearic Islands from within country (Media Reports, 04.11.2021). Authorities impose entry rules for travelers from Norway, Poland, Sweden, some regions of France and Italy (SVI, 02.11.2021). Authorities extend entry ban for arrivals from ‘third countries’ until 30 November (SVI, 01.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country, certificates of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA…..) are also accepted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands

    Entry rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should
    consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the
    Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above.Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    16.11.2021
  • Spain Latest News: Health certificate showing proof of immunity from COVID-19 no longer required for air and sea arrivals to Balearic Islands from within country (Media Reports, 04.11.2021). Authorities impose entry rules for travelers from Norway, Poland, Sweden, some regions of France and Italy (SVI, 02.11.2021). Authorities extend entry ban for arrivals from ‘third countries’ until 30 November (SVI, 01.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    EU citizens who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Spain if they can present one of the following documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. Accepted tests:
      • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

    Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to another country who do not leave the international zone will not be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination / diagnostic test / recovery certificate.

    If the transit involves passing through border control centres, and therefore entry into Spanish territory, passengers must present their TRANSIT QR, boarding pass or purchase ticket for the next or subsequent flights of the connection to demonstrate that the final destination is international. In this case, the transit must last less than 24 hours and travellers cannot leave the airport premises.

     

    Find out more:
    International transits
    FAQs

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can only enter Spain if they hold the mandatory travel documentation (details below) and if they belong to one of the following categories:

    1. Habitual residents in the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country and can provide supporting documents.
    2. Holders of a long-term visa issued by an EU or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.
    3. Health professionals, including health researchers and care professionals working with the elderly who go to or return from exercising their work activity.
    4. Transport, marine and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
    5. Diplomatic, consular, international, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
    6. Students who carry out their studies in the EU or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or previous 15 days. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is up to 90 days, it must be proven that the studies are carried out in an authorized teaching centre in Spain, registered in the corresponding administrative registry, following a full-time program during this phase and in-person, and lead to obtaining a degree or study certificate.
    7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. In these cases, supporting documents are required.
    8. Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
    9. People who travel for reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons, and can provide supporting documents.
    10. Residents of non-EU countries listed in the Annex available on the Ministry of Health’s website, if they come directly from these countries, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have carried out only international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, reciprocity is pending.
    11. Persons with a vaccination certificate, recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, after verification by the health authorities, as well as their accompanying minors (under 12 years of age). For residents in the United Kingdom coming directly from this country, certificates of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA…..) are also accepted.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers arriving to Spain by air or by sea, including children of any age, passengers in transit to other countries and residents in Spain returning home, must fill in a Health Control Form before departure.

    After you sign the form, you will receive a QR code. You will have to present this code when you board and when you arrive in Spain. Remember: you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.

    • If you travel by air: fill in and sign the form electronically in the 48 hours before the flight departure, via the Spain Travel Health website or via the apps for Android or iOs
    • If you travel by sea: fill in and sign the form electronically on puertos.es.
    • If you travel by land, no form is required.

     

    All travellers coming from countries and areas considered at risk must present a document certifying vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result to an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT). The list of countries/areas at risk is updated every 7 days. Accepted documents:

    • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
      Validity: 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. All vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.
    • Negative result to a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2. The following diagnostic tests are accepted:
      • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), performed within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.
      • Rapid antigen test (RAT), performed within the 48 hours before arriving in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
    • A COVID-19 recovery certificate.
      Validity: from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date.

     

    Entry Rules for the Canary Islands

    Entry rules for the Canary Islands are available at hellocanaryislands.com

     

    Find out more:
    Spain Travel Health and FAQs.
    Spanish Ministry of Health
    Entry and health control requirements in Spain depending on the country of departure
    Spain.info

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Spain: You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Handwashing hygiene, air ventilation rules and the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces and in some specific scenarios outdoors, must continue to be observed at all times.
    Regional governments retain legal powers to ease or tighten restrictions within their region if deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus (e.g. partial lockdowns; limiting the capacity and opening hours of retail, hospitality establishments and public events).
    Local and regional restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should
    consult regional incidence levels, refer to the advice of local authorities in your destination and ensure you are aware of the specific measures in place prior to travel.
    The use of face coverings continues to be mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years old on all forms of public transport in Spain, in any enclosed space open to the public, and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary by region.
    *Road travel: Land borders are open: The Spanish government has implemented testing requirements for those travelling overland from France into Spain by road or rail.
    The French government has implemented additional entry requirements for those travelling to and transiting through France. If you are planning to drive from Spain through France.
    Border controls at the Portugal land border with Spain have been lifted.
    Inter-regional travel may be restricted if your point of origin and destination fall within a confined area where entry and exit restrictions are in place. You should check the advice of local authorities in your destination prior to travel.
    Transiting confined areas is permitted; however, you should be prepared to show evidence of your onward journey such as train or flight tickets to your final destination.
    If you need to travel during the hours of curfew, you should carry evidence of your reason for travel such as a certificate from your employer, proof of medical appointment, or proof of onward journey such as train or flight tickets. To find out more about specific exemptions you should refer to guidance from local authorities.
    If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    *Public spaces and services: Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should continue to be observed at all times.
    While the nationwide State of Emergency declared by the Spanish government on 25 October 2020 ended on 9 May 2021, some restrictions and curfews remain in force and may vary between regions. Many municipal and regional authorities have introduced other types of measures such as limiting the opening hours and capacity of bars and restaurants, and in some places these remain closed until further notice. You should refer to local authorities for any additional measures where you are as this may vary from one region to the next.
    You must continue to observe the following rules regardless of your whereabouts in Spain:
    • social distancing of 1.5 metres
    • obligatory use of face masks in enclosed public spaces or outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed
    • abide by any safety measures put in place by establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants to reduce the risk of COVID-19
    • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer gel where soap and water is not available
    Spanish regional authorities may also impose the following additional restrictive measures:
    • an overnight curfew (specific curfew times vary between regions)
    • social gatherings may be limited (e.g. to a maximum of 6 people outdoors and a maximum of 4 people inside restaurants and bars)
    • people from different households may not be permitted to meet indoors in private homes (unless they have caring responsibilities for a dependent)
    • capacity restrictions at beaches or other public areas such as the delineation of plots and the use of booking systems. You should refer to local authorities for information on the measures in place
    • if visitors test positive or develop symptoms during their stay in Spain, they may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread
    These measures may vary between regions. You should refer to local and regional authorities for advice.
    *Use of face masks: From 26 June, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 6 years in the following circumstances:
    • In any enclosed space open to the public (e.g. shops, restaurants, hotels, hospitals etc.)
    • In any indoor space where people who are not from the same household mix
    • In any outdoor space where it is not possible to observe social distancing of 1.5m (e.g. crowded streets, concerts, public demonstrations etc.)
    • On all forms of public transport including planes, trains, trams, buses and metro, as well as all transport stations, platforms and airports.
    Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary between regions. You should refer to local authorities for specific information on face-covering requirements and any exceptions where you are.Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
    Those with respiratory problems or those unable to wear a mask due to other health conditions or disabilities are exempt from this rule. More details are available from the
    Ministry for Health (in Spanish).
    While not mandatory, the use of face masks on children between 3 and 5 years of age is recommended in the scenarios listed above.Face masks must cover the nose and mouth.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    11.11.2021
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