The Spanish Ministry of Interior has extended its current Covid-19 restrictions for third country nationals until the 15th of June. This means that UK travelers will not be able to enter to Spain unless they are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after the last dose) or have a valid coronavirus recovery certificate. UK travelers can either show the NHS Covid Pass or valid proof of having recovered from the virus in the last six months.
The border order to be issued by the Minister for Home Affairs extends all current restrictions on Spain’s external land, sea, and air borders under the recommendations of the Council of the European Union due to the health crisis caused by Covid-19 until 24:00 hours on 15 June 2022, and replaces the current one, which expired on Sunday 15 May.the statement from the Ministry reads
Spain’s Border Health Controls page suggests that if an airport temperature check has raised concern, tourists may be contacted and required to take a PCR test at any point up to 48 hours after arrival. Vaccinated and recently recovered Brits no longer need to fill out the Health Control Form.
Spain lifted the requirement to wear a mask indoors on April 20th. By royal decree, masks are no longer mandatory in the vast majority of settings, including bars, restaurants, cinemas. The requirement to wear a mask outdoors was lifted on February 10th. Face coverings are still required on airplanes, buses, trains, metros, taxis, as well as ferries if a 1.5 meter distance can’t be kept.
Rules in place for third country citizens until June 15:
- Anyone over the age of 18 must provide proof of being double jabbed or have a Covid Recovery Certificate issued within the last 6 months. If the second vaccination was administered more than 270 days ago, a booster vaccination will be required.
- Teenagers aged between 12 and 17 who are not double jabbed or who have not recovered from Covid may present a negative PCR test received within the last 72 hours.
- Children under the age of 12 don’t need vaccinations or a negative test
- Proof of vaccination can be provided with either a valid NHS Covid pass or an EU Covid Certificate. Passengers who don’t have either will still have to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to travel.
Travelers from the EU or European Economic Area must provide one of the following:
- A vaccination certificate proving the traveler has been double jabbed within the last 9 months, or has received a booster shot
- A Covid Recovery Certificate from the last 6 months
- A test certificate which shows that the traveler received a PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours or 48 hours before travel to Spain, respectively