Spain

Entry regulations

Spain

Find all entry regulations for flights to Spain in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

Entry into Spain is generally permitted.

Entry through the borders of France, Portugal, and Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla since 17 May) are possible. Spanish ports are open to cruise ships. Autonomous regions are authorized to issue separate registration requirements for destinations within their regions.

Ferry services between Morocco and Spain have resumed. There are new calls at Tangier Med and Tangier City on the Moroccan side and Algeciras and Tarifa on the Spanish side.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Transit and onward travel from all EU and Schengen-associated states is permitted, no proofs need to be shown.

Travellers transiting to Portugal are requested to familiarize themselves with the entry restrictions of Portugal.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Since June 2022, no more proof must be presented at the entry.

However, travellers from China are now again required to provide proof of testing or vaccination to enter Spain. Until at least 15 February, these travellers will also have to undergo temperature checks and a COVID-19 test on arrival.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Travellers from China will again need proof of testing or vaccination to enter Spain from the end of December 2022.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

Travellers from China will again need proof of testing or vaccination to enter Spain from the end of December 2022.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 18. Previous week: 24

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

Travel within the country is possible without restrictions. An overview of the current regulations can be found on the Spanish Ministry of Health's website, currently all regions of Spain are at risk level 1.

The regional governments of all autonomous communities can take measures on their own, for example, mobility restrictions can be introduced due to local infection outbreaks (e.g. regarding tourist entries, transit for onward travel to unaffected areas, etc.). Details on the rules in Madrid are provided by the Comunidad de Madrid.

The regulations in the regions may differ depending on the infection incidence.

Masks are only compulsory in public transport and medical facilities.

In addition, smoking is prohibited in places where the minimum distance cannot be maintained. Furthermore, the consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Furthermore, the population is urgently called upon not to meet people who do not live in the same household.

In public transport, the mask requirement will be abolished on 2 February.

Shops have opened in compliance with hygiene and safety rules, and the contact information of customers must be kept for up to 4 weeks for the purpose of traceability.

Limited opening hours apply to restaurants and other catering businesses. Closing times may vary in the different regions.

With more stringent measures in place, hotels and accommodation facilities have reopened, with occupancy restrictions of 50% in communal areas and indoor areas of restaurants. In the event of positive tests and an implicit extension of the traveller's quarantine accommodation, finding accommodation due to high occupancy rates may prove difficult.

Different, regional regulations apply.

Beach sports are permitted with a minimum distance of 2 metres. Fitness centres are open with capacity restrictions and in compliance with hygiene rules. Contact information may be kept for up to 4 weeks for traceability purposes.

Nightclubs and discos as well as sports, cultural and entertainment venues are allowed to open.

Urban and inter-regional transport services (i.e. buses and trains) have resumed operations, but restrictions still apply. Masks are mandatory. Transport companies must keep contact information of passengers for up to 4 weeks for the purpose of tracing.

In public transport, the mask requirement will be abolished on 2 February.

Numerous hygiene and distance rules apply at Spanish airports (incl. mask requirement).

According to statements by individual airlines, the mask requirement also applies to flights to and from Spain.

In case of a positive COVID-19 test, travellers should stay in their accommodation and call the hotline (Andalucia: +34 955 545 060; Balearic Islands: +34 971 211 991; Canary Islands: +34 928 301012 for Gran Canaria, +34 922 470012 for Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Catalonia: +34 933 039 944). A mandatory self-isolation is no longer required.

In ground of suspicion, a notification is not required.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

Information about COVID-19 testing in Spain (test centres & costs) can be found here.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.