Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
1. The FCDO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain, EXCLUDING the Canary Islands
2. Quarantine upon return to the UK is required for 10 days, including when returning from the Canary islands .
3. Arrivals will require a negative Covid-19 test result confirmed no more than 72 hours before arrival.
Entry to Spain
The State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) ended on 21 June. Spain’s borders are now open to European Union and Schengen-area countries. This means that British nationals no longer need to present a residency certificate to enter Spain.
The Spanish Government has confirmed that travellers arriving from the United Kingdom from 21 June are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Spain.
Restrictions on travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area will be lifted from 1 July, providing the countries they depart from have agreements with Spain.
Testing/screening on arrival
On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate.
However, you will be subject to the following three requirements:
•Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19, 48 hours prior to travel. You can do this on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app https://www.spth.gob.es/ . It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to Spain to fill out and sign the online form associated with your trip, regardless of your nationality or residency status. On completion, you will be issued a personal and non-transferable QR code which you must show (electronically or hardcopy) at airport health controls on arrival
•Undergo a visual health assessment
Anyone who presents symptoms or fails one of the above requirements will be seen by a health professional.
From 21 June, Spain’s land borders are open.
British nationals can still transit through France to return to the UK but should check the latest FCDO travel advice for France for entry requirements.
Spain re-opened its borders with Portugal on July 1, see FCDO travel advice for Portugal.
For information on travel via Gibraltar, see FCDO travel advice for Gibraltar
Inter-regional travel is now permitted throughout Spain. If travelling with people who are not from the same household, all passengers must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Penalties may be imposed if you do not comply.
Government and local laws and restrictions regarding entry rules and stays are changing quickly and frequently. Always check on the embassy website or the FCDO website for the latest travel advice and entry requirements.
Additionally please visit www.gov.uk/visit-europe-1-January-2021 which addresses travel advice following the UK's exit from the European Union