Spanish Entry Specifications Explained: Tests, Face Masks, and Covid Vaccines

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Traveling to Spain is now easier than ever, but there are still a few hurdles to clear, like filling out the country's passenger locator form.

Travel to Britain's favourite holiday spot has been greatly eased in preparation for the busy Easter vacation season.

After the UK lifted all Covid-19 border restrictions and Spain reduced most of its own, getting to Spain is now cheaper and easier than it has been in over two years.

There are, however, a few limitations that travellers should be aware of. Here's all you need to know about the latest travel restrictions in the run-up to Easter.

Is it necessary for me to be vaccinated to travel to Spain?

Unvaccinated travellers can only enter Spain if they can show proof of having received Covid-19 between 180 and 12 days before their trip.

Is a Booster Dose required for entry into Spain?

Yes. If it has been more than 270 days since your last vaccination, you will require a booster shot to go to Spain. As soon as you get proof of it, you can travel to Spain.

Is it necessary for me to take a test to travel to Spain?

No, fully vaccinated visitors to Spain do not need to undergo a Covid test.

Can children who have not been vaccinated enter Spain?

Children under the age of 12 are not required to be tested or vaccinated.

Unvaccinated children between 13 and 17 can enter Spain with a negative PCR test result (performed within 72 hours of arrival) or confirmation of recent infection (between 180 and 12 days before travel).

Is it necessary to wear a face mask in Spain?

Indoor face-covering regulations will be phased out "very soon," according to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

For the time being, Spain's Covid-19 regulations require masks to be worn inside stores, bars, and other indoor public venues unless someone is eating or drinking.

Is it necessary for me to fill out any documents to fly to Spain?

Yes. A passenger locator form is necessary for all visitors.

The Formulario de Control Sanitario (FCS), or Health Control Form, is Spain's version of the passenger locator form.

All passengers arriving in the country by plane or ferry must complete the online form to receive a QR code displayed at the passport check.

It's completely free and takes only five minutes. On the other hand, unofficial websites have sprung up offering to charge up to €60 (£50) for the procedure. The easiest method to avoid being a victim of these frauds is to go directly to the official website at

Is it necessary for me to take a test before returning to the UK?

No. On March 18, the UK lifted all remaining Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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