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Date of update: 30/09/2022


New! 19/09/2022 – As of 20 September, non-EU tourists flying to Spain no longer need to complete the health control form required if they did not have an EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to have the Spain Travel Health application to travel to Spain. More information.

Likewise, once international cruises return to normal, the extraordinary measures implemented to restore business-as-usual will no longer apply.

02/06/2022 – Health control measures no longer apply to travellers arriving in Spain by air or sea and who are citizens of the European Union or Schengen associated countries. More information.

23/05/2022 – Travellers from non-EU countries will be able to enter Spain from 21 May, showing a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate or a negative diagnosis certificate at the entry control points to the country. Children under 12 years of age do not have to present any type of certificate. More information about the specific requirements that each of these certificates must meet.

18/05/2022 – Travellers entering Spain by land from France are no longer required to provide any type of health certificate (vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery). More information.

17/05/2022 – Land borders between Spain and the Kingdom of Morocco are being reopened at certain border crossing points in Ceuta and Melilla. In the first phase, only EU citizens or those holding a Schengen visa will be permitted to cross the border. From 31 May, cross-border workers with legal authorisation will also be allowed to cross.

People over the age of 12 must provide a Covid-19 vaccination/diagnostic test/recovery certificate, or equivalent documentation. No additional documents will be requested of people with an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or equivalent. More information.

20/04/2022 – As of today it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors or indoors in Spain. 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).

The wearing of face masks is still mandatory on air, rail, cable and bus transport, as well as on any public passenger transport. They are also compulsory in enclosed spaces on ships or boats when the 1.5-metre safety distance cannot be guaranteed, except inside cabins, provided these are shared with members of the same household or bubble. Children under the age of six are not obliged to wear masks in any circumstance. More information.

06/04/2022 – From now on, tourists travelling to Spain by air and holding an EU Digital Covid certificate or equivalent, will no longer need to fill in a health control form through the website or the Spain Travel Health application. Check here for more information on this and other aspects of the new Resolution.

29/03/2022 – 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.

15/03/2022 – The UK lifts all pandemic-related international travel restrictions as of 18 March. Tourists travelling to the UK will not need to take a Covid-19 test before travelling or after arrival, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated. Neither will there be any requirement to complete a passenger locator form, or observe quarantine. Find more information using the map on the home page.

14/03/2022 – As an exception and as a result of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, people travelling from this country on a flight bound for Spain who can show they are Ukrainian nationals or residents should not be prevented from boarding the plane if they cannot show a QR code obtained from the SpTH application.

Upon arrival in Spain, nationals or residents of Ukraine who are not in possession of the SpTH QR code and who cannot provide the corresponding vaccination certificate, diagnosis test or recovery certificate, may undergo a test but without any form of complaint or fine being imposed.