Written by Christopher Nye, Senior Content Editor, Property Guides
Last Modified: 31st May 2022

As of 21 May 2022, Spain has eased its entry rules for international arrivals and has removed almost all of its domestic Covid rules.

Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings or in most indoor settings. The exceptions are on public transport, in hospitals, pharmacies and care homes where masks are still required.

Entry restrictions have also been eased recently. Non-EU citizens, such as the British, who have not had the coronavirus jab can now enter Spain by showing proof of a negative PCR or antigen test or proof of recovery from the virus. Note that vaccinated travellers are still required to show proof of vaccination.

Changes to travel from 21 May 2022

Spain has relaxed its entry requirements for unvaccinated travellers from outside of the EU. Previously, unvaccinated non-EU citizens were unable to enter Spain, however, as of 21 May 2022, Spain will accept proof of a negative PCR or antigen test or proof of recovery from the virus from unvaccinated travellers.

PCR tests must be carried out in the 72 hours prior to departure to Spain or an antigen test 24 hours prior to departure. Children under 12 do not need to show any certification.

Unvaccinated travellers entering Spain with proof of a negative test must also complete a Travel Health Control form no more than 48 hours before travel to Spain. Vaccinated travellers do not need to fill in this form.

Note that Spain still requires all passengers to wear a face mask on the plane. You should not have to wear one inside the Spanish airport, however.

The UK removed its remaining travel restrictions on 18th March meaning that travel to between the UK and Spain is now almost completely the same as it was before the pandemic.

Read your Emigration Guide to find out everything you need to know about moving abroad.

With Spain now welcoming all British visitors so now is a prime time to book a viewing trip.

Domestic restrictions

Spain has removed almost all of its domestic Covid restrictions. Daily Covid cases are no longer reported, those with mild or asymptomatic cases of Covid no longer have to quarantine (they must still wear a mask outdoors and indoors, however), and masks are no longer mandatory in outdoor settings or in most indoor settings.

The exceptions are on public transport, in hospitals, pharmacies and care homes where masks are still required.

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Travel updates

To stay up to date, seek travel advice from the government website of your country of residence. In the UK, guidance for entry to the UK and travelling to Spain can be found on the GOV.UK website

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