Update. Entry requirements for Spain as from 1 February

  • From 1 February, for entry into Spain, vaccination certificates issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin will be accepted as valid from 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination schedule (primary vaccination), provided that no more than 270 days have elapsed since the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination schedule. Thereafter, the vaccination certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin shall reflect the administration of a booster dose.

    Complete vaccination schedules (primovaccination) are defined as those established in the COVID-19 vaccination strategy in Spain.

    The vaccination certificate shall include at least the following information:

    1. Name and surname of the holder.
    2. Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered.
    3. Type(s) of vaccine administered.
    4. Number of doses administered/complete schedule.
    5. Country of issue.
    6. Identification of the body issuing the vaccination certificate.

    Passengers arriving from countries or areas at risk, considered as such according to the assessment of their epidemiological situation at any given time, shall be required to certify one of the following health requirements for entry into Spain:

    (a) Certificate confirming that the holder has received a vaccination against COVID-19 (vaccination certificate).
    b) Certificate indicating the result of a COVID-19 Active Infection Diagnostic Test carried out on the holder (diagnostic certificate).
    c) Certificate confirming that the holder has recovered from COVID-19 (certificate of recovery).

    Passengers arriving from high risk countries or zones, defined as those where a significant worsening of their epidemiological situation has been detected or where variants of particular concern have been identified, shall be required to have both a vaccination or recovery certificate and a diagnostic certificate.

    The lists of countries or areas at risk and high risk, as well as the criteria for inclusion in these lists, are published on the website of the Ministry of Health: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/. 

    The certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the accreditation document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish by an official body.

    If coming from a country or zone of risk or high risk, when filling in the health control form via SpTH, passengers who do not provide the EU Digital COVID Certificate, referred to in section nine of this resolution, must manually enter the details of the certificate referred to in sections six, seven and eight. After correct validation of the information, SpTH will generate a QR code with the designation DOCUMENTAL CONTROL.

    As a prerequisite for boarding, passengers must show the carrier’s staff the QR code generated by SpTH and, if identified as DOCUMENTAL CONTROL, the certificate used to generate the QR code. The companies will only check that the passenger presents the certificate and that it corresponds to their identity, without in any case being able to access the health information contained therein. The presentation of the certificate may also be required at the health check on arrival in Spain.

    Passengers coming from countries or areas not included in the list of countries at risk or high risk will not be required to certify their health requirements. However, they will have to fill in the health control form via SpTH and will obtain a QR code with the FAST CONTROL designation, which will allow the health control processes on arrival to be carried out more quickly.