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Updated on 20 Sep 2022

Considering that each country's COVID-19 entry regulations may change at any time, and that each destination has its own specific procedures, please always confirm the information in TIMATIC in your GDS, IATA TRAVEL CENTER, SHERPA or with official government agencies of the destination country.

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the passenger to comply with all government policies and entry requirements and failure to comply may result in denied boarding for the flight or entry to the destination.

 

PASSENGERS FROM EU OR SCHENGEN ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES
Currently, there are no restrictions in place for these passengers.
 
PASSENGERS FROM NON EU COUNTRIES OR NON SCHENGEN ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES

Passengers arriving in Spain by air (except children under the age of 12 and passengers in international transit) from countries that DO NOT belong to the European Union or Schengen Area, must have one of these documents:

  • EU Digital Covid Certificate  Or Equivalent (fully vaccination against Covid-19) OR
  • A negative certificate of an active infection diagnostic test OR
  • A certificate of recovery

 

As of 15 September 2022 it's no longer necessary to complete the health control form to travel to Spain nor to show the SpTH QR code at the airport of arrival.
As of Tuesday, 20 September 2022, the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) portal, both the website and the mobile applications (APPs), will no longer be operational. 

 

BORDER HEALTH CONTROL

All passengers arriving in Spain by air (except children under the age of 12 and passengers in international transit) from countries that DO NOT belong to the European Union or are NOT considered Schengen associated countries, can undergo a health control before entering the country. Those controls will be carried out at the first Spanish point of entry and consists of three levels of action. 
 
For more information on health controls for travellers, and international airports facilities at Spanish points of entry, see the following link:  Health and Hygiene Controls in international means of transport and international port and airport facilities.
 
 
 
 
EU DIGITAL CERTIFICATE AND OTHER CERTIFICATES
If the passenger is coming from a COVID-19 risk country/area, a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection (PDIA) or COVID-19 recovery must be presented. These certificates will be different if issued in an EU country (EU COVID Digital Certificate) or a third country.
 
Note: Children under 12 are exempt from submitting these certificates, but they are not exempt from completing the FCS and obtaining a QR code.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate may be of three different types (vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery) and any of them may be used by travellers to enter Spain, as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. Valid 14 days after receiving the complete regimen. Any vaccine authorised by the European Union (European Medicines Agency, EMA)  and WHO  will be accepted.
  • Certificate of a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2 with negative result. The following diagnostic tests shall be admissible:
    • NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), with sampling within the previous 72 hours to arrival in Spain
    • RAT-rapid antigen test, with sampling within the previous 24 hours to arrival in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission  - click HERE 
  • A COVID-19 Recovery certificate (valid from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date)
Note: COVID-19 certificates of vaccination, diagnostic tests or recovery issued by countries with which the EU has established equivalence will have the same status as an EU DCC. These countries can be consulted on the European Union (EU) website 

Other Certificates

Passengers from third countries who meet the Entry Requirements for Spain from Third Countries ( see HERE ) may travel by presenting any of the following certificates, as long as they meet the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate:

  • a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19,
  • a negative diagnostic test (NAAT or RAT) performed within 72h (NAAT)/24h (RAT) of arrival,
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19

More information - HERE

HELPFUL LINKS

Entry Requirements for Spain according to the country of departure

Travel and COVID-19

Infographic Recommendations for travelers on COVID 19

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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