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Date of update: 02/02/2023

New! 04/01/2023 – Travellers from China are authorised to enter Spain without the need to present a health certificate or a negative diagnostic test, provided that they belong to one or other of the following categories: habitual residents of the EU, Schengen associate states, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City or San Marino; holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Schengen member state or associated State; crew members of forms of transport; children under 12 years of age; and persons who can provide documentary evidence of force majeure or necessity, or whose entry is permitted on humanitarian grounds. More information.

31/12/2022 – All persons arriving in Spain from the People’s Republic of China must have an EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent (vaccination, negative diagnostic test or certificate of recovery). If they do not have this document, they must carry a test certificate confirming the absence of an active COVID-19 infection. Passengers may also be asked to undergo a health check at the entry points into Spain. More information.

15/12/2022 – All restrictions to travel to Spain have been removed. Third-country nationals will not be required to present any type of health certificate either. This measure enters into force as of 16 December 2022. Only if the epidemiological situation were to worsen or worrying new variants of the virus were to appear will new measures be recommended. More information.

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.

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.

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.

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.