Covid-19 Updates

last updated 24 Dec 2020

Spain Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Spain is currently restricted until 31 December 2020, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals and residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom;
  • Residents of Andorra, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • Passengers  arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
  • Passengers holding long-term visas issued by a Schengen Member State and who are returning to their country of residence via Spain;
  • Unmarried partners of Nationals of Spain (holding conformation of their relationship issued by a Spanish Embassy/Consulate);
  • Immediate family members of EU nationals travelling together or traveling to join the EU Nationals;
  • Immediate family members of British nationals travelling together or traveling to join the British Nationals;
  • Health professionals, including health researchers, coming to Spain to perform duties in their field;
  • Foreign students who are enrolled in a course in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland (they must hold medical insurance and be travelling to the country where they study within 15 days of their course start date);
  • Passengers in transit, if they do not require an airport transit visa and their layover is not longer than 24 hours (they will not be allowed to leave the international area of the airport);
  • Passengers travelling for well-documented critical reasons, including family reunification, force majeure, humanitarian and highly qualified workers whose work is deemed necessary (these passengers will need to submit the relevant documents to the Spanish Embassy/Consulate to secure an entry visa/approval; the documents must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the expected departure to Spain).

Passengers must complete the FCS Health Control Form that generates a QR code that must be presented upon arrival in Spain.

Flights to Spain from the United Kingdom have been suspended 5 January 2021.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Effective 28 December 2020, a medical certificate (either in English, French, German or Spanish) showing a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or TMA test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Spain is required for passengers arriving from the following countries:

  • Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or the United Kingdom.

The negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or TMA test is not required for the following travelers:

  • Travelers arriving from Greenland, France (Brittany, Corsica, Guadalupe, Martinique, Reunion), Finland (Aland, Etela-Suomi, Lansi-Suomi, Pohjois-Ja ItaSuomi), Greece (Ionia, Nisia, Kriti, Notio Aigaio), Norway (Agder, Innlandet, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Rogaland, Trondelag, Troms og Finnmark, Vestfold og Telemark, Vestland), Poland (Podkarpackie), Portugal (Madeira);
  • Children below the age of 6.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

There are currently no mandatory quarantine/self-isolation requirements for international travelers to Spain.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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