The Government of Spain relaxes the health requirements for entry into Spain for non-EU nationals between 12 and 17 years of age

The Government of Spain has amended the health requirements for entry into Spain for persons over 12 and under 18 years old from countries outside the European Union or the Schengen area, where access to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for this age group is difficult or not yet possible. Thus, from midnight on 14 February, travellers between 12 and 17 years of age from these countries who do not have a valid vaccination certificate may present a NAAT molecular nucleic acid amplification test (RT-PCR or similar) for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, carried out 72 hours before arrival in our country. Likewise, children under 12 years of age, travelling with an adult, will not be subject to any type of health requirement, as was the case until now.

The Ministry of Health has updated the information on Spain Travel Health (whose page is under continuous revision due to multiple changes) including the health requirements to enter Spain, the new health control forms/ certificates admitted as well as the list of countries/areas at risk, in force from 00:00 hours on 14 February 2022 until 23:59 hours on 20 February 2022.