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Travel to Spain

Only a limited number of nationalities are allowed to travel to the EU. Please check if your nationality can enter Spain and ensure you have prior permission from any Spanish consulate or embassy to be considered as one of the exceptions for travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Regulations effective 23 November 2020:

  • Customers arriving from countries categorized as high risk, have to complete the COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival to Spain. This also applies to children and infants. Passengers travelling from a low risk country via Dubai do not need the COVID-19 PCR test provided they only transit in Dubai. Passengers from high risk countries with immediate transit in Barcelona or Madrid to another international flight (Non EU/Non Schengen) and staying inside the international transit area do not need the COVID-19 PCR test unless it is a requirement for the final destination.
  • COVID-19 PCR test results must be in English or Spanish and has to be presented in form of hard copy or electronic format

Travel Eligibility

Passengers will not be allowed to enter Spain except if they are:

  • Spanish Nationals, travelling with their spouse and children
  • European Union nationals and nationals from Andorra, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican whose primary residence is in Spain or are in transit through Spain to reach their country of origin or of primary residence, travelling with their spouse and children.
  • Third country nationals who are holders of a Spanish or an EU Residence Permit, or a valid long stay visa, with primary residence in Spain or in transit through Spain to their country of residence. (Proof must be presented)
  • Third country nationals in transit for less than 24 hours to an international destination staying in the international zone of the airport.

Travel to Spain is restricted to specific categories of passengers until 30 November.

Nationals and residents of the following countries are allowed entry to Spain, provided that they are arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of these countries, or transiting through only the international area of any other airport not within the list:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau

Any passenger who does not follow the health regulations in place will be declared inadmissible, even if they fall under the list of exemptions, and will immediately be returned to their point of origin.

Required forms

International passengers must complete the Health Control Form (FCS) online or on the SPTH APP (available on Google Play and the App Store). A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented to authorities on arrival. If customers are unable to download the APP, the required forms can be downloaded online on

When accessing the app, customers will be asked to declare if they have completed the required PCR test.


By signing the form, passengers are committing to self-isolate at home or a place of residence during the 14 days after entry to Spain if they present symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, cough or respiratory difficulty), to self-monitor coronavirus symptoms, and to phone the competent health authorities. Only passengers are allowed to access the airport terminals. It is mandatory to wear face masks at every point of your journey.

Other information

Airports in Spain are only open to passengers in possession of a ticket or boarding pass.

For more information please refer to the Home Affairs Website and the Ministry of Health Website.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.