Rules for travel to Spain (including the Canary Islands) are due to change on 14.02.22.
United Kingdom to Spain (including the Canary Islands)
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Vaccination or previous infection
How to show proof of vaccination?
  • Spain will accept the UK’s proof of vaccination record (i.e. the NHS app or a hardcopy of it).
  • At least 14 days must have passed since your final dose of the primary vaccination series.
  • You will be considered fully vaccinated for 270 days after your final dose of the primary vaccination series (i.e. two doses of a two dose vaccine, such as Pzifer, or one dose of a one dose vaccine, such as Janssen).
  • If you completed your primary vaccination series more than 270 days prior to travel, you must be able to show proof of having receiving a booster jab. Currently there is no end date for the validity of the booster.
How to show proof of recovery?
  • You are able to enter Spain if you are unvaccinated and have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months.
  • You can show this with a positive PCR or antigen test. It will be valid from 11 days after infection and for 180 days.
Testing requirements
Fully vaccinated
If you're fully vaccinated, no tests are required for travel to Spain (including the Canary Islands). Check how you can show proof of vaccination in the Vaccination or Previous infection section.
Previously infected
If you have previously recovered from Covid-19, no tests are required for travel to Spain (including the Canary Islands). Check how you can show proof of recovery in the Vaccination or Previous infection section.
Not Fully vaccinated
Before departure from the UK to Spain (including the Canary Islands) you must take either a PCR or an Antigen test.
Fit to Fly PCR Test
  • Take no more than 72 hours before departure to Spain (including the Canary Islands).
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Fit to Fly Antigen Test
  • Take no more than 24 hours before departure to Spain (including the Canary Islands).
Pre-Arrival Requirements
Applies to everyone
  • As announced on Saturday 21st May, travelers entering Spain through air or sea borders from the UK who are not fully vaccinated are now able to enter Spain.
  • Children under 12 years of age will be exempt from presenting any type of certificate. In addition, passengers arriving by sea, as well as those arriving at airports with an EU Covid Digital Certificate or recognized as equivalent by the European Commission, will not have to fill out the SPTH Health Control Form.
Post-Arrival Requirements
Fully vaccinated
There are no further requirements after entry into Spain.
Not Fully vaccinated
There are no further requirements after entry into Spain.
Rules for Children
Children under 12 years of age will be exempt from presenting any type of certificate.
Further information
  • The rules for the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands may differ. You can see rules for the Canary Islands here, and for the Balearic Islands here.
  • If you are travelling through another country or territory (including transit stops or layovers) before you arrive in Spain (including the Canary Islands), please also check the Entry requirements for travel from that country.
See where we get our information
  • https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
  • https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
  • https://www.mincotur.gob.es/es-es/GabinetePrensa/NotasPrensa/2022/Paginas/Nuevos-requisitos-entrada-turistas-extracomunitarios.aspx
Information is sourced from gov.uk at the time of listing and only includes testing requirements. Always check full requirements on the UK Government website and via your travel operator including any additional conditions for entry (required documentation, quarantine etc.). Be aware: some destinations aren't currently accepting travellers from the UK!
 

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