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Date of update: 28/01/2022

New! 27/01/2022 – Argentina, Australia and Canada are removed from the ‘safe’ list of non-EU countries with no restrictions on travel to Spain. More information. Find the requirements for travelling to Spain from these countries on the map on the home page.

25/01/2022 – From 11 February fully vaccinated UK travellers will not be required to take a COVID-19 test before returning to their country or after arrival. They will not be required to quarantine either. Find more information using the map on the home page.

24/01/2022 – The list of countries and risk areas is updated. This list will remain in force until 30 January. Consult list.

29/12/2021 – From 1 February 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. From that time, the certificate must show the administration of a booster vaccination. More information.

29/12/2021 – Travellers arriving in Spain from a high-risk country or area (see the current list here) must present both a certificate of vaccination or recovery and a certificate of a diagnostic test for active COVID-19 infection with a negative result. Tourists who are British nationals or legal residents in the United Kingdom are only able to travel to Spain from the UK with a vaccination certificate (a certificate of recovery or a certificate of a diagnostic test for active COVID-19 infection with a negative result are not valid). More information.

23/12/2021 – From Friday 24th December, on a temporary basis, it will again be mandatory in Spain to wear masks when outdoors or in open spaces, unless you are exercising alone, or when in natural spaces doing activities other than exercising as long as you maintain the minimum distance of 1.5 metres from people you don’t live with. It continues to be mandatory to wear masks in closed public spaces, closed spaces open to the public, public means of transport of any kind and additional private means of transport for up to 9 people if they don’t live together. Children under 6 years of age are not required to wear a face mask. More information.

20/12/2021 – The North American health authorities include Spain in the list of destinations to which they advise against travelling to due to the current epidemiological situation.

08/12/2021 – The criteria for applying the temporary restriction on non-essential travel from third countries to the European Union and Schengen area countries has been modified. More information on which new countries and other regional bodies will not be affected by this restriction.

02/12/2021 – Young people between 12 and 18 years of age who have received a single dose of the vaccine and are travelling from at-risk EU / Schengen Zone countries may travel to Spain with a PCR/antigen test certificate. However, children who are third country nationals travelling from a third country affected by the temporary restriction on non-essential travel, may only travel to Spain for tourism purposes if they are fully vaccinated.

19/11/2021 – From 1 November 2021, the “NHS COVID Pass” will be accepted as equivalent to the European Union Digital Covid Certificate. Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom to Spain should update any digital travel certificates they have downloaded to their Apple Wallet or in PDF format to avoid unnecessary delays at the airport. More information.

29/10/2021 – The European Union recognises the equivalence of the COVID certificates issued in the United Kingdom, that will have the same validity as the EU Digital Certificate. For its part, the United Kingdom will also accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which accredits that the holder has completed a full course of an EMA approved vaccine. More information.

14/10/2021 – In the light of the pandemic and in order to protect the health of travellers, to date only passengers with boarding passes, airport workers and companions with a justified cause could enter the terminal buildings of Spanish airports. Access restrictions will be removed from Friday 15 October and companions will be able to access airports. More information.

04/10/2021 – From today, the system of red, amber and green “traffic lights” regulating entry to the UK will be replaced by a single list of countries catalogued under red. Spain isn’t currently listed as a high-risk country. You can find more information on all the requirements on the map on the home page.

13/07/2021 – The Directorate General of Public Health is extending the validity period of NAAT type diagnostic tests (PCR/TMA/LAMP) to 72 hours as one of the possible certificates permitting entry into Spain for tourists travelling from high-risk countries. For the antigen tests included in the European Commission’s common list, the validity limit of 48 hours prior to travel is maintained. This measure comes into force on 14 July. More info.

01/07/2021 – The EU Digital COVID Certificate enters into force today, Thursday 1 July throughout the European Union. The aim is to facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic. More info.

New health requirements for entry into Spain as from 7 june.See informative note. Date of update: 14/07/2021

09/06/2021 – From this date the age limit for minors exempted from presenting health certificates at health checkpoints for travellers on entry into Spain has changed, and is now set at 12 years of age. More info

09/06/2021 – The Government of Spain modifies the sanitary control measures for people coming from France by land. More info

05/06/2021 – The Government of Spain has modified the healthcare restrictions and mechanisms for travellers arriving from other countries outside of Spain. This measure will come into force on 7th June. More info

29/05/2021 – The government agrees to establish sanitary measures for cruise-type passenger ships that make international voyages when they enter Spanish ports, and removes the restrictions previously established for this type of passenger ships due to the health crisis. This measure will come into force on 7th June. More info