From 7 June, anyone travelling to Spain, including Andalusia, who is not a convalescent or has been vaccinated, will be able to enter the country without the previously obligatory PCR test. An antigen test will also be acknowledged from then on, as the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on its Twitter account today, Saturday. However, PCR tests are still valid. The decision is based on a resolution passed by the ministry on Friday and published today in the Spanish Official Gazette BOE.
As before, an online registration must be made at the Spain Travel Health portal (SpTH) before travelling. The QR code generated there will be checked upon arrival. Travellers coming from regions classified as risk areas, which at the moment includes Germany, must provide one of the following certificates. Here is an overview:
Accepted certificates for the entry into Spain
Complete vaccination to protect against Covid-19. 14 days must have passed after the second vaccination. The vaccines must be approved by the European Medicines Agency. At the moment these are: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac.
The obligation also applies to people entering Spain from France by land, writes the Foreign Office on its website. The test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours before entry. The result must be available electronically or in paper form in Spanish, English, French or German.
The Spanish Ministry of Health has also updated a list of risk areas, which is valid until 20 June. The risk zones, which are available on the Spain Travel Health website, are updated weekly.
There will be two checkpoints at ports and airports from 7th of June. Those coming from countries or areas not included in the list of risk areas will have access to a quick check using the Spain Travel Health QR code. Once the EU digital certificate comes into force, holders of this document will also have access to this quick check.
Those coming from areas included in the list of countries at risk will have to undergo a random document check, taking into account the place of origin and the level of incidence.
“Spain is a safe destination and we have all the conditions to regain our leading position in international tourism soon,” said Health Minister Darias. The minister justified the relaxation with the “successful vaccination campaign” in the country. Of the 47 million Spaniards, 10 million have been fully vaccinated so far, and 19 million people have received at least one Corona vaccination, the health minister said.