Open with restrictions

Spain Travel Restrictions

9,063.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
68.80% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 66.30% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Spain.

Spain entry details and exceptions

All travelers going to Spain, including transit passengers are required to fill out the Health Control Form. The QR code to be obtained once the form has been submitted must be presented at the airport before departure to Spain and on arrival.

Travelers for tourism purposes from the third countries recognized by EU that are listed on this site, are allowed provided that they are fully vaccinated with EMA or WHO approved vaccines. Vaccine should have been administered 14 days after the end of vaccination process before entry to the country.

More details can be found here and on this site.


Outgoing travel to SpainTravelling from the United Kingdom to Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Spain.

Details and exceptions

Children who are 0-12 years old and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the last 180 days are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test prior to arrival in Spain.

The COVID-19 test to be presented must be in Spanish, English, French, or German.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Spain.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Spain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Spain will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

People who were vaccinated in the UK do not have to quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Spain

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Spain but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travellers from from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions