Tourists from non-EU countries can enter Spain with a negative test

Tourists from non-EU countries can enter Spain with a negative test

Now travelers from non-EU countries can enter Spain by presenting a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from coronavirus or a negative PCR test result at the border. 

“The new attitude towards the pandemic has allowed us to relax the health requirements for non-EU travelers to enter Spain. This news has long been awaited in the tourism industry, now non-Europeans can come to rest in our resorts already in the summer high season. Spain is once again becoming one of the most attractive and popular destinations in the world, as evidenced by demand figures. Month after month, we are approaching pre-pandemic levels, and this measure will greatly accelerate the recovery of tourism, — said Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto.

So, according to the order published in the Official State Gazette of Spain, travelers entering Spain by air or sea, regardless of their country of origin, must have one of three documents:

– A certificate of vaccination that meets the requirements established by by the Ministry of Health of the country; 

– A document confirming a negative test for COVID-19 carried out no earlier than 72 hours before departure to Spain. An antigen test taken within the last 24 hours is also valid; 

– A certificate of recovery issued by the competent authority or medical service at least 11 days after infection with COVID-19. The document is valid for 180 days. 

Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the above requirements.

For passengers arriving by sea, as well as anyone arriving at airports with an EU digital certificate Covid or the equivalent recognized by the European Commission, you no longer need to fill out the SPTH health control form.

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