What do I need to do before travelling to Spain?

The Foreign Office has issued fresh information for people preparing to holiday in Spain this summer, updating documentation requirements for travellers as well as information for people wishing to travel to Spain who are not vaccinated against Covid-19.

On its website HERE Government officials are urging those planning to fly abroad to regularly check travel guidance, warning requirements may change at short notice.

An update on July 18th to guidance for Spain states that all travellers must show valid proof of one of the following on entry:

- being fully vaccinated. Your vaccination status must meet the Spanish authorities’ validity period requirements.

Everything you need to know if you're planning a trip to Spain this summer - including information for those not vaccinated against Covid.

- a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.

- having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain.

Can I go on holiday to Spain if I am not vaccinated?

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you can enter Spain presenting one of the following documents:

- documentation certifying that you have undertaken a diagnostic test and tested negative within 72 hours of entering Spain if using a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar), or 24 hours if using an antigen test.

- proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain.