Spain: Health Control Measures for Travelers from High-Risk Areas

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • A negative COVID19 test and proof of vaccination or proof of recovery will be required for travelers arriving from high-risk areas  


As of 30 Dec. 2021, the government of Spain is requiring travelers arriving from highrisk countries and territories to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test as well as a valid vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from COVID-19. For a list of approved vaccines, click here. Beginning 1 Feb. 2022, the government will limit the validity period of vaccination certificates to 270 days.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Spain is requiring all travelers arriving from high-risk areas to present both a negative COVID-19 test and a valid vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from COVID-19. This decision aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and align entrance policies with those in other European Union countries.  

Looking Ahead  

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

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