We're delighted that Spain & the Canaries are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.
Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Spain. You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute. You will find the latest news here: FCDO Travel Advice for Spain
Entry to Mainland Spain, including the Canary Islands
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 72 hours before your scheduled arrival time into 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 no more than 48 hours prior to arriving into Spain and the Canaries. Please make sure you include all children travelling, regardless of their age. 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
Travellers to the Canary Islands only
In addition to the above entry requirements, you will also need to show proof of your vaccination status or negative test results to check into your accommodation. You will need to submit this directly to the accommodation provider before you arrive at the villa. We will let you know how to do this on your travel documents.
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:
In the latest Traffic Light announcement on 5 August 2021, the Government recommends travellers returning from Spain take a PCR test, rather than the Antigen (rapid flow) test. This is a recommendation only and travellers can still chose to use the Antigen test if they wish.