As winter in Spain is fantastic, you are determined to spend this coming Christmas holidays here. That’s great! But… haven’t you looked into the entry requirements yet? Here we inform you about the latest updates on travel requirements regarding COVID-19.
Travel Requirements For EU citizens
Since October 21st, if you are an EU or a Schengen asociated country citizen, you don’t need to show a COVID-19 certificate.
Travel Requirements For Non-EU citizens
If you are a national of a non-EU or Schengen associated country, you will need to show one of the following documents when entering Spain:
● Vaccination certificate: This must have been issued at least 14 days after the date of administration of the final dose. Here you can check the vaccines currently authorised by the European Medicines Agency.
● Recovery certificate: Issued by the competent authority or by a medical service at least 11 days after carrying out the first COVID test with a positive result.
● Negative diagnosis certificate: A PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or an antigen test carried out within 24 hours prior to departure.
There are no health controls to enter and no forms to fill in. Children under 12 don’t have to show any of these certificates.
To Bear In Mind During Your Trip
From 20 April 2022, the use of face masks is no longer mandatory. Neither outdoors nor indoors. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Therefore, you should wear a mask:
● When travelling by plane, train or bus, as well as in all other public transport.
● On ships or boats where you cannot guarantee the safety distance
● In medical centres, hospitals and pharmacies.
Additionally, to ensure a safe travel, we recommend you to continue being careful in public spaces. It is important to keep a safe distance from other people in crowded areas. Furthermore, take a COVID test when you think you may have had close contact with a COVID patient.
Above all, personal hygiene plays a key role. It will help you prevent numerous diseases. And not only the coronavirus, but also many respiratory diseases that tend to increase in winter.
Always remember that you have a medical team at your side to offer you medical assistance during your trip in Spain.