Date of update: 04/08/2021
New! 03/08/2021 – The ban on flights arriving from the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa in force since February has been lifted. The same mandatory quarantine restrictions apply as for other high risk countries (the Argentine Republic, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Namibia). Travellers are required to quarantine for a period of 10 days upon arrival in Spain (for or the duration of their stay, if shorter). This can be reduced to one week if the traveller presents a negative test result on the seventh day after their arrival. More info.
02/08/2021 – The list of countries and risk areas is updated. This list will remain in force until 8 August. Consult list.
24/07/2021 – A quarantine period of 10 days has been imposed (or for the entire stay in the event that it is less than this period) for travellers arriving in Spain from the Argentine Republic, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Namibia. This can be reduced to one week if the traveller presents a negative test result on the seventh day after their arrival. The measure will remain in force for an initial period of 14 days. More info.
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.
08/07/2021 – 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.
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.
29/06/2021 – From 2 July, a vaccination certificate or a NAAT-type diagnosis certificate (PCR, TMA, LAMP and similar) with a negative result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain will be required for citizens travelling from the United Kingdom. More info.
25/06/2021 – The regulations on urgent prevention measures for the control of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 have been updated. As of 26 June, it will not be mandatory to wear a mask in outdoor spaces as long as a safety distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained. Nor will it be mandatory for passengers of ships and boats to wear a mask in their cabins and in outdoor spaces of the ship, provided that the safety distance can be maintained; or in large outdoor events where attendees are seated and a safe distance can be maintained. Mask use will continue to be mandatory in interior or closed spaces. 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