The Government of Spain has put in place a series of procedures to control the public’s health and the control of tourists arriving in Spain. Please note it’s the traveler’s own responsibility to always check with the authorities of your country of origin the current travel requirements and restrictions from/to Spain. We herewith give you some helpful links and information.
Spain Travel requirements
As from the 7th of June 2021, the following requirements apply to travelers who come to Spain: tourists will need to present certain documents along with the possible necessary carried out tests (depending if you belong to a country/risk area*).
*To see if your country belongs to a risk group, please see the website of www.mscbs.gob.es
CERTIFICATE & TESTS
From 7 June 2021, all those passengers from a country/area that has a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus risk, must present, a certificate or document certifying vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection or a certificate of Recovery after having passed this disease in order to enter Spain. This can be a EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a supporting document of those indicated above, whether the traveller arrives from an EU member state or from a third country. Children under 12 years of age are not required to present these certificates or supporting documents.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate issued by a member state of the European Union may contain one or more of the following supporting documents of a person:
1. Vaccination certificate against COVID-19, with full vaccination schedule, at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain.
Notice: As of February 1, 2022, keep in mind that you will need 14 days from the last dose at least and no more than 270 days since the date of administration of your last dose. From that moment on, your vaccination certificate must show the administration of your booster dose. (Source: https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/ )
2. Diagnostic certificate of a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2 with negative result. The following diagnostic tests shall be admissible:
– NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), with sampling within the previous 72 hours to arrival in Spain.
– RAT-rapid antigen test, with sampling within the previous 48 hours to arrival in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission.
3. Recovery certificate. People who have recovered from the disease may show the certificate of a positive result of COVID-19. Recovery certificate must be done within at least of 11 days and at maximum of 180 days from the date on which the COVID-19 test was performed. A positive NAAT test must be presented.
Certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish made by an official body.
NON-EU CERTIFICATE, THIRD COUNTRIES: it is any of the supporting documents listed above, but issued by non-EU countries, in a format readable by airport health control staff. (https://spth.gob.es/)
More information: https://www.spth.gob.es/info-pcr
In any case, Cititravel recommends you to always carefully check and revise the latest updates as stated on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Health.
HEALTH FORM (QR code)
Apart from the above mentioned requirements, all those who enter Spain from other countries, regardless of their nationality, age or any other consideration, must complete a Health Control Form (with QR code) before traveling, to take with you during boarding procedures and while going through health controls on arrival in Spain. The form can be found on https://www.spth.gob.es/ or you can simply download the app from the same website on your mobile device. We also recommend you to always check with your flight company what the exact rules and measures are, as these might change over time.
Since December 24, 2021, and on a temporary basis, it is mandatory to wear face masks outdoors or in open spaces in Spain. Exceptions: if you do individual sports or stay at natural spaces, during the non-sports activities, as long as the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained with other household members. Consequently, it will continue to be mandatory to wear the face mask in closed spaces for public use, in closed spaces open to public, in public transport of any kind, as well as private transport up to 9 seats, if they are not household members.
Safety information per destination:
Wondering what the current situation is in a specific destination? Apart from our online protocol, each of our offices will be able to give you exact information about a particular destination (e.g. capacity of restaurants, the use of face masks, travel requirements etc.).
Please don’t hesitate to contact our offices in case you have any doubts regarding how to organize your 2021 event safely in Spain (or fill in the form below).
Southern Spain: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you are interested in the current procedures and Health plan in Portugal, please don’t hesitate to contact the Cititravel team in Portugal directly:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the frequent updating of the information regarding the limitations and procedures in place for COVID-19, before travelling, you must always consult the requirements and recommendations of the public bodies and competent national authorities’ bodies in each country. The information found on this website is not binding and has no regulatory effect.