Entry requirements for Spain

1. Currently, there are no restrictions to travel to Spain by air, so it is not necessary to present any type of health certificate or control form. Only if the epidemiological situation were to worsen or worrying new variants of the virus were to appear will new measures be recommended.

There is one exception: from 3 January 2023, all persons arriving in Spain from the People’s Republic of China must carry 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. Further information on the requirements that each certificate must meet in order to be valid.

Entry is allowed to travellers entering from China who are unable to present these health documents but belong to one or other of the following categories:

a) habitual residents of the European Union, Schengen-associated states, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino en route to that country;
b) holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen-associated state en route to that country;
c) crew members of national and international means of transport needed to carry out transport operations;
d) persons who provide documentary evidence of force majeure or urgent need, or whose entry is permitted on humanitarian grounds;
e) travellers under 12 years of age;
f) passengers arriving in Spain in transit to other countries, provided they do not leave the airport environment.

More information on the requirements to travel by sea in this section.


2. Sanitary controls for COVID-19 are no longer carried out on entry to Spain.

Currently, and also as an exceptional measure, all passengers arriving in Spain by air from the People’s Republic of China may have to undergo a health check at the first Spanish point of entry. This inspection will include, as a bare minimum, taking their temperature, a document check and a visual check of their condition. A diagnostic test for active infection may also be carried out.


3. You can see the specific aspects of the regulations of each country and any possible exceptions based on your origin and nationality on the map on the home page.