We're delighted that Spain & the Canary Islands are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.
There have been some recent developments on the entry requirements, so please make sure you are able to comply with these before you travel.
This advice can change at very short notice so you should always check the FCDO travel advice before you travel. FCDO Travel Advice for Spain
Entry to Mainland Spain, including the Canary Islands
From 2nd July, the Spanish government will require all arrivals to Spain (including the Canary Islands) to provide one of the following:
- Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter Spain and the Canary Islands. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted.
You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:
Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP, TMA or NEAR) taken within 48 hours before your arrival into Spain and the Canary Islands. Please note, rapid antigen test results will not be accepted.
The above requirements do not apply for children aged 11yrs and under.
If you are travelling to Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza, please see our article:
All travellers, whether you have been vaccinated or not
All travellers must also complete a Health Control form before they travel. Once you complete the form, you will receive a QR code which you will need to present both at the time you board the plane and when you arrive at your destination. You can find the form HERE
Returning back to the UK
Mainland Spain and the Canaries are on the Amber list for entry back into the UK. You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home. You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here: