If your will this summer is traveling to Spain, you need to know the requirements to visit the country from June 7, 2021.

Traveling to Spain
La Alhambra, Granada

Requirements to travel in Spain 2021

If you want to travel to Spain, the first thing you must do is to fill out a health control form in SPTH or in the Spain Travel Health app and show the QR code that is generated to the authorities of the country once you landed.

Access to Spain by PCR test or vaccine certificate

Apart from the QR code, Spanish people, UE citizens, people with visas or any other exception are allowed to travel if they have any of these:

  • Negative diagnostic PCR test or depending on the country a rapid antigen test may be enough (it must be done at most 48h before stepping on Spanish soil).
  • Certificate of complete vaccination (complete dose).
  • Certificate of having recovered from the coronavirus (in the last 180 days).

Travel to Spain requirements for non-EU countries (third countries)

As I mentioned before, one of the certificates that allows you to enter Spain is vaccination. Here you have a list of valid vaccines:

  • AstraZeneca (UK)
  • Janssen (Belgium and USA)
  • Moderna (USA)
  • Pfizer (USA)
  • Sinopharm (China)
  • Sinovac-Coronavac (China)

Free access to travel to Spain

If you come from one of these countries it will not be necessary for you to present any of the aforementioned requirements:

China, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, Israel, Rwanda, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and Macao SAR.

Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm or Sinovac-Coronavac will also have free access.

Countries with restricted access

Passengers coming from high risk areas such as India, Brazil and South Africa will not be able to travel to Spain even if they are vaccinated.

So, if you meet the requirements above and if you’re thinking of traveling to Spain for tourism, I recommend you to visit:

  • Canary Islands (highly recommended Tenerife) or the Balearic Islands (Mallorca).
  • Costa Brava, ideal for beach and visit the city (Girona)
  • Costa Blanca: more affordable tourism (Alicante)
  • Southern Spain: Vejer de la Frontera, Conil and/or Málaga
Traveling to Spain
Metropolis, Madrid

If your goal is to live in Spain I recommend you read the following articles:

Finally, for your first days in Spain or for your holidays I recommend you to book an Airbnb (if you are a new customer you can get up to 40€ discount).


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