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If you are preparing a trip to Spain, you must know that due to the COVID-19 health crisis, it is mandatory to fill out a Health Control Form which can be accessed from the page spth.gob.es or by downloading the app on your mobile from the same page.

Before the trip

You must complete the entire Form from the website or the app, and from 48 HOURS before the flight you can send the form to the health authorities. Once sent you will receive an email with a QR Code that will allow you to access the destination airport. You must have it printed or on your mobile phone.


What is the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) programme?
The Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain has launched a series of health and hygiene control measures to protect the health of its citizens and all people who travel to Spain. One of these measures is the Spain Travel Health programme (SpTH), which establishes a health control protocol for all people that arrive in Spain from other countries.

Who is affected by the health control protocol at airports/ports?
It affects all passengers entering Spain from other countries, regardless of their nationality, age or any other consideration. Including international transit passengers, with final destination in another country.

What should I do if I arrive in Spain from another country?
If you arrive in Spain from another country, you should know that it is compulsory to fill out and sign the Health Control Form (FCS in Spanish) associated with your trip, for all passengers, including international transits. You may begin to fill out the form at any time, prior to your trip, except for the sections corresponding to health questions and travel history, which will be available 2 days before your arrival in Spain. Once the form is completed, a QR code will be generated, which is essential to be able to enter Spain.

Make sure you have the QR code generated by SpTH to be able to make your trip.

All those passengers who come from a risk country in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, must present a certificate/document certifying vaccination, diagnostic test of active infection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or a document certifying you have recovered COVID-19 to enter Spain. Children under 12 years of age are not required to present these documents. You can check the countries/areas that are considered of risk on the following link RISK AND HIGH RISK COUNTRIES/AREAS

If you come from a HIGH RISKcountry/territory, in order to pass the health controls on arrival in Spain, you will have to present your SpTH QR code together with a certificate of vaccination or recovery, and also a certificate of diagnostic test for active SARS-CoV-2 infection (AIDT), with a negative result.

If I don’t have a EU Digital COVID Certificate, can I still travel to Spain, with the origin of my trip being a risk country/area of the European Union or a third country?
Yes, if you meet the requirements to enter Spain, you may travel, presenting a document/certificate certifying vaccination against COVID-19, a negative diagnostic test or recovery against COVID-19, according to the provisions of current legislation relative to the health controls to be carried out at the points of entry into Spain.

What certificate or documentary proof will they require from me on my arrival in Spain, if I come from a risk country/area?
If you come from a country/area considered of risk, you must bring with you one of the supporting certificates/documents listed below:EU Digital COVID Certificate IN DIGITAL FORMAT, issued by a member state of the European Union. It may contain one or more of the following documents proving that a person:

🢂 has been vaccinated against COVID-19
🢂 a diagnostic test [NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA) /RAT (rapid antigen test)] has been performed and the result was negative.
🢂 has recovered from COVID-19, after having had the disease.

NON-EU CERTIFICATE, THIRD COUNTRIES: this is any of the supporting documents listed above, but issued by non-EU countries, in a format readable by airport health control staff.

If you come from a HIGH RISK country/territory, in order to pass the health controls on arrival in Spain, you will have to present your SpTH QR code together with a certificate of vaccination or recovery, and also a certificate of diagnostic test for active SARS-CoV-2 infection (AIDT), with a negative result.

Who has to present a documentary proof or certificate to enter Spain?
All those passengers who come from a SARS-CoV-2 country/area considered of risk, must present one of the certificates or supporting documents mentioned above.

The list of risk countries/zones and more information can be seen at the following link. This list of affected countries/areas will be regularly updated. This requirement applies to air and sea transport. For more information see the following Ministry of Health link.

Do I have to travel with the certificate or document proving vaccination against COVID-19/diagnostic test/ recovery of COVID-19 to enter Spain?
As part of the documentary control carried out at the points of entry, passengers may be asked, at any time, for proof of vaccination/diagnostic test/recovery of COVID-19.

This certificate or supporting document (vaccination, diagnostic test, recovery) must be the original; it must be written in Spanish, English, French or German and may be submitted in paper or electronic format. Any such document shall contain at least the following information: Traveller’s name and surnames, personal identification number used to obtain SpTH QR. In addition:

🢂 In the case of documentary evidence of vaccination: date of complete vaccination, vaccine administered and country where vaccinated.
🢂 If the document accredits a diagnostic test: date the sample was taken, identification and contact details of the centre performing the analysis, technique used and negative result.
🢂 The certificate proving recovery must state the date of the first positive test, and indicate that the passenger has passed the disease and is not currently infectious-contagious, and the country where the certificate was issued.

If you come from a HIGH RISK country/territory, in order to pass the health controls on arrival in Spain, you will have to present your SpTH QR code together with a certificate of vaccination or recovery, and also a certificate of diagnostic test for active SARS-CoV-2 infection (AIDT), with a negative result.

If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, it must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish carried out by an official body.

What vaccinations against COVID-19 are allowed to be able to enter Spain?
Any vaccine authorised for marketing by the European Union (European Medicines Agency, EMA) and WHO will be accepted. In the case of certificates with vaccines not authorised by these agencies, the last dose administered must be of one of the authorised vaccines. The complete vaccination schedule must be available for the vaccination certificate to be valid. Complete vaccination schedules are defined as those established in the COVID-19 vaccination Strategy in Spain.

What COVID-19 diagnostic tests are accepted for entry into Spain?
2 types of tests are allowed, with negative result:

🢂 Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), which detect the genetic material of the virus (RT-PCR, TMA and RT-LAMP).
🢂 Rapid antigen detection tests (RATs), which detect the presence of virus antigens. The tests accepted are those authorised by the European Commission, which can be consulted at the following link.

These tests must have been carried out (sampling) 72h (NAAT) or 48h (RATs) before arrival in Spain.

What validity do my Certificates/documents certifying vaccination, recovery and/or diagnostic tests have?

🢂 Vaccination Certificate: Valid from 14 days after the complete vaccination schedule.
🢂 Certificate of Diagnostic Tests: certificate valid if the sample has been taken within 72h (NAAT) or 48h (RATs) prior to arrival in Spain.
🢂 Certificate of Recovery: corresponds to a test no more than 180 days after the date of the first positive NAAT test result and no earlier than the 11th day following the date of that positive test result.

If you do not comply with any of the above data, you cannot obtain your QR.