FAQs

HEALTH CONTROL FORM

 

Who is required to complete the Health Control Form?

All travellers without exception who travel to Spain by air or sea. This is a formality that has to be completed before you travel.

Where can I fill in the form?
If you are travelling by plane, on the Spain Travel Health website or on the apps for Android or iOs devices. If you are travelling by ferry, on this link: https://spthm.puertos.es/

Where should I show the form?
You will get a QR code (in paper or digital format) which you will have to show both when boarding and when arriving in Spain.

What happens if you travel by land?
For the moment, you are not required to present a form of any kind. Travellers from risk countries or areas arriving in Spain by land from France must have a vaccination/diagnostic test/recovery certificate. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.

 

 

HEALTH CERTIFICATE

 

Which are the high-risk countries/areas?

The list of high-risk countries/areas is constantly being updated, so we recommend that you keep checking it here.

If you are arriving from a country/area that is not considered a risk, which certificate or test document will you be required to show on arrival in Spain?

You will not be asked for any diagnostic test nor any vaccination or recovery certificate. You will have to fill in the Health Control Form and obtain the QR (FAST CONTROL) code if you are travelling by air or sea.

If you are an EU citizen and you arrive from an EU risk country / area, what documents do you need?

An EU COVID Digital Certificate that serves as accreditation for one of these three variants:

-You have been vaccinated against COVID 19.

-You have had a negative test result.

– You have recovered from COVID 19.

If you do not have an EU COVID Digital Certificate or you cannot upload it to SpTH, you will have to manually enter the data of your certificate. If this is the case, waiting times at the health control point will be longer, since the health control staff may have to review your certificate.

Children under 12 years of age are not required to present these certificates.

If you are coming from a third country/area that is considered a risk, which certificate or test document will you be required to show on arrival in Spain?

Entry is permitted for persons travelling for tourism with a vaccination certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin from 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose necessary to complete the vaccination course. Accepted vaccines are those authorised by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organisation.

Children and young people between 12 and 18 years old must also present this vaccination certificate (they cannot enter with a diagnostic test or a recovery certificate) except in exceptional situations which you will find on the map of each country on the home page. Only children under 12 years of age are not required to present a health certificate of any kind.

On the map on the home page you can also access information on the specific requirements for citizens coming from the UK.

If you are coming from a third country/area that is considered a risk, which certificate or test document will you be required to show upon arrival to Spain?

Entry is permitted for persons travelling for tourism with a vaccination certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin from 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose necessary to complete the vaccination course. Accepted vaccines are those authorised by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organisation.

Children and young people between 12 and 18 years of age must also present this vaccination certificate (they can not enter either with a diagnostic test or a recovery certificate) except in exceptional situations which you will find on the map of each country on the homepage. Only children under 12 years of age are not required to show a health certificate of any kind.

How are these certificates accredited?

They can be entered on the SpTH application during the process of obtaining the QR code.

What languages must the certificates be written in?

In Spanish, English, French or German. If not, they must be accompanied by a Spanish translation from an official body.

Which vaccinations are accepted?
Those authorised by the European Medicines Agency or those that have completed the World Health Organisation’s emergency use listing procedure. Check here.

Even if I have one of these certificates, is it possible that I might have to undergo a diagnostic test when I arrive in Spain?

Yes, it is possible. When you undergo the health checks, the health authority might decide that you need to take a diagnostic test when you arrive in Spain.

Might there be exceptions for each country?

Yes, there might be some territories that are exempt within a high-risk country or regulations or restrictions that apply to just one country based on the health situation there. For this reason, we recommend that you check the specific information for the country you are interested in on the map on the homepage.

 

 

EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE

 

What is it?

This is a digital accreditation certifying that a person: has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or has taken a diagnostic test and has tested negative for SARSCoV2, or has recovered from Covid-19. The aim is to facilitate free movement within the European Union, as a FAST CONTROL QR code is generated when the health certificate is completed which speeds up any formalities on your arrival in Spain.

What format is it in?

Either digital or paper format, both with the QR code, in the national language of the State in which it is issued and in English.

For which countries is it valid and from what date are they issued?
For all countries of the European Union. It may be issued, for example, by hospitals, test centres or health authorities.

Does it cost anything?
It is free of charge.
You will find more information in our section “EU Digital Covid Certificate”

 

 

HEALTH CONTROL

 

Do you need to pass the health check to enter Spain?

All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea will be subject to a health security check at the first point of entry, including at least taking your temperature, checking your documents, and a visual assessment of your state of health. For international transfers, check the applicable regulations here.

 

 

DURING YOUR STAY IN SPAIN

 

What should you bear in mind?

At all times follow the recommendations for Covid-19 issued by the health authorities.

Are there areas in Spain that offer insurance coverage for Covid-19?

Yes, some regions, which in Spain are known as autonomous communities, offer this coverage. Check which ones in this section.