Spain: Updated COVID-19 Related Entrance Measures for Non-EU Travelers 

Key Points  

  • The government of Spain introduced new COVID-19 related entrance measures for travelers from countries and regions located outside of the European Union 

Overview  

The government of Spain announced that travelers from countries and regions located outside of the European Union (EU) will be permitted to enter Spain so long as they can provide proof of certain COVID-19 documents effective 21 May 2022. These travelers will need to provide proof of a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within the past 11-180 days. Approved COVID-19 tests include a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. 

What are the Changes?  

The government of Spain introduced new COVID-19-related entrance measures for travelers located outside of the EU. In relation to pandemic protocols, these travelers will be permitted to enter Spain, regardless of their reason for travel, so long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery or proof of a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This change will mean that travelers from outside of the EU will be subject to the same entrance requirements as travelers from an EU member state.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Spain’s website and Envoy's website for the latest updates and information.  


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This article was published on 26 May 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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