IMPORTANT: Spain has been removed from the UK's travel corridor. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office currently advise all but essential travel to the country. Until 16 February, Spain is restricting arrivals from the UK.
Travellers to Spain are required to complete a Health Control Form 48 hours prior to departure and obtain a QR code prior to arrival (full details can be found here or on the Spain Travel Health-SpTH app). A PCR swab test, LAMP test or TMA test for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) must also be undertaken within 72 hours of arrival.
Note: It is important to note that the negative test result is uploaded to the Health Control Form. The test results can be in the original format, written in Spanish or English. Where the Health Control Form cannot be completed electronically it may be submitted in paper format prior to boarding. In this instance, it must be accompanied by the original document certifying the result of the diagnostic test.
On arrival travellers will be subject to a temperature check and undergo a visual health assessment. Anyone who presents symptoms or fails to meet one of these requirements will be required to undergo a test on arrival and will be obliged to observe the COVID-19 protocols in place as determined by the local authorities of your destination in Spain.
A minimum fine of €3000 may be issued to anyone who arrives in Spanish airports and ports from ‘risk’ countries without adequate evidence of a negative PCR, TMA or LAMP test.
Passengers may also be contacted and required to undertake a PCR, TMA or LAMP test at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain.
Please also ensure that you are familiar with the new rules for travel within Europe from 01 January 2021. A synopsis of the changes can be found in our dedicated blog.