Spain opens from June 7, 2021

Spain will open its doors to all fully vaccinated travellers authorised by the EMA or the WHO regardless of their destination of origin from June 7, 2021. The improvement of the epidemiological situation in Spain and the developing progress in the vaccination roll-out, make it possible to ease the measures for entry into Spain for tourist purposes.

The new regulations, described in this document, will come into force on 7 June. If you are travelling to Spain for tourism purposes from a country that does not belong to the European Union or the European Economic Area, there are certain entry requirements.

If you are travelling from a country or territory included in the list of countries with low incidence, excluded from the risk zone, you will be able to travel without the need for a diagnostic test or a certificate of vaccination or immunity. At the moment the countries included in this list are: Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity). If you are travelling from a country or territory that is not included in the list of exempted countries, from 7 June tourists will be allowed to enter if they have a certificate of vaccination issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin from 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination schedule. The vaccines accepted shall be those authorised by the European Medicines Agency or those that have completed the WHO’s emergency use process.

General FAQs

Q What documentation/form does one have to fill in?
Regardless of your country of origin, all passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, including those in transit and children under 6 years of age, must complete a health control form before their departure using the website or the Spain Travel Health app. By filling in the form, a QR code is generated, which the traveller must show to the transport company before boarding, as well as at the health control checks at the point of entry into Spain.

Q What are the health checks on arrival?
They will include at least temperature taking by non-contact thermometers or thermographic cameras; documentation check and a visual check on the passenger’s condition. Passengers with an EU COVID Digital Certificate and those coming from countries not considered at risk will obtain a FAST CONTROL QR code that gives access to faster health checks, as they will not have to show the certificate either at boarding or at the health check on arrival. Upon confirmation or suspicion that a passenger may be suffering from COVID-19, the existing communication protocols with the health services of the Autonomous Regions will be activated for referral and follow-up.

Q What if one enters Spain as a passenger on an international cruise?
Passengers on international cruise ships sailing in territorial waters will not have to use the Spain Travel Health application, but their information will be collected through the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form application, available through the following link

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