The Passenger Locator Form, is an online form, which must be completed before your travel. This online formular helps in the contact tracing. The Passenger Locator Form does not replace an Evisa and must be completed separately from the Evisa.

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Information required

All international passengers, including European citizens, must complete the Health Tracking Form (FCS) online or on the SPTH app (downloadable from Google Play and the App Store). The QR code generated after completing the form must be presented to the authorities on arrival. Handwritten paper forms are no longer accepted. If the customer does not have an electronic device, the airline will have to assist them in filling out the online form and obtaining the QR code in paper format.

By logging into the app, customers will be required to indicate whether they have had the mandatory COVID 19 test or are in possession of a vaccination certificate. In the absence of a valid vaccination test or certificate, passengers will be required to perform an antigen test on arrival and may be fined.

  • In accordance with the ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior int / 657/2020, entry into Spanish territory is limited to the following categories of travelers:
    • A) Residents in a legal situation in the European Union, Member States of the Schengen area, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (the holy city) or San Marino, with supporting documents to support that they are on their way to this country
    • B) Holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or from the Schengen area traveling to the country concerned
    • C) Health professionals, in particular researchers and professionals providing care to the elderly traveling to or returning from their place of work.
    • D) Transport sector personnel, seafarers, and aeronautical personnel essential for air transport activities
    • E) diplomatic, consular, international organization, military, civil protection, and humanitarian staff in the performance of their duties
    • F) Students following their studies in a Member State or a State associated with the Schengen area and in possession of an appropriate long-stay permit or visa, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry takes place during the academic year or in the 15 days preceding it. If the destination is Spain and the duration of the stay is less than or equal to 90 days, proof must be provided that the studies are carried out in an approved educational institution, following a full-time program and on site leading to certification or graduation.
    • G) Highly qualified workers whose skills are indispensable and whose entry cannot be delayed, who cannot exercise remotely, including participants in high-level sports competitions taking place in Spain. These circumstances must be supported by supporting documents.
    • H) persons traveling for imperative family reasons duly authorized
    • I) Persons providing supporting documents for a case of force majeure or urgent need, or whose entry is authorized for humanitarian reasons
    • J) Regular residents of countries that do not present a risk: on condition of traveling directly from these countries, of having only transited in the other countries mentioned or of having only transited through an international airport in the countries not on the list. Reciprocity remains to be verified for residents of China and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. This list is updated weekly.
    • K) People who provide a vaccination certificate and accompanying minors under 12. Unvaccinated accompanying minors aged 12 to 17 must also have a vaccination certificate. Vaccination certificates must be issued by the competent authorities in the country of departure and will be admissible provided that 14 days have passed since the administration of the last required dose of vaccine. Authorized vaccines are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and / or the World Health Organization (WHO) (subject to verification by health authorities). The vaccination certificate must be drawn up in English, Spanish, French or German. For other languages, it must be accompanied by a valid official translation.

The following information must, among other things, appear on the vaccination certificate:

  • The first and last name of the holder.
  • The date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose.
  • The type of vaccine given.
  • The number of doses administered / the full dosage.
  • The country of issue.
  • Identification of the authority issuing the vaccination certificate.

Passengers belonging to these categories, but not complying with the COVID 19 health control obligations established by the Spanish Ministry of Health will be refused access to Spain for public health reasons.

Temporary restrictions apply to flights (direct or with stopovers) from airports located in Brazil or South Africa to an airport located in the Kingdom of Spain from March 26, 2021, to August 3, 2021. Only Spanish / Andorran nationals and foreigners residing in Spain / Andorra on a regular basis are allowed to enter the country, as well as transit passengers whose destination is a country not belonging to the Schengen area and making a stopover of less than 24 hours, without leaving the transit zone of the Spanish airport.

People arriving in Spain by air (on a direct flight or with stopovers) from an airport located in a third country subject to a quarantine obligation according to the decree of the Spanish Ministry of Health (India) cannot be subject to exemptions only in cases d), e) and i), with the exception of residents of Spain or Andorra or of Spanish citizens and members of their families (spouse, partner with whom they have an official conjugal relationship and ascendants / descendants) traveling with or joining them.

Passengers in transit to a destination outside the Schengen area must bring the documents required by their destination. They must remain in the international transit zone for less than 24 hours.

COVID 19 Testing Requirements

Only vaccinated passengers from non-EU / EEC countries are allowed to travel to Spain for non-essential reasons or for tourism, subject to the following conditions. Travelers from exempt countries on the following list are also admitted without having to present a vaccination certificate or COVID 19 PCR test.

  • Passengers from EU countries
    • Passengers from EU countries can travel to Spain on presentation of a negative COVID 19 PCR test result or antigen test or vaccination certificate. Consult the list of EU countries.
  • Passengers from non-EU countries
    • Passengers from countries outside the EU can travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate only, unless they belong to categories A to I mentioned above. In cases A to I, passengers may present a negative COVID 19 PCR test result, an antigen test result or a certificate of cure issued by the competent authority or medical service at least 11 days after the first positive diagnosis. The maximum validity period of the certificate is 180 days from the date of withdrawal, and it must be drawn up in Spanish, English, French or German. Please also check if your nationality is subject to a visa requirement.

Exceptions

Passengers from low-risk countries can travel to Spain without a vaccination certificate and without a negative PCR or antigenic test result for COVID 19. Consult the list of exceptions.

Please check the screening requirements as well as the health information for travelers to Spain before you go, as requirements vary depending on where you are from.

For all unvaccinated passengers authorized to travel to Spain and belonging to categories A to I of the above list:

  • Passengers should be screened for COVID 19: 72 hours before arrival for PCR testing and 48 hours before arrival for antigen testing. The test result must be written in English, Spanish, French, or German. A valid official translation in paper or digital format must accompany the results in other languages. Only the following diagnostic tests are accepted for screening for COVID 19 infection:
    • Molecular nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), used to detect the presence of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in SARS CoV 2; (PCR / LAMP or TMA)
    • Antigen screening tests included in the common list of rapid tests for the detection of COVID 19 antigens published by the European Commission in the framework of Council Recommendation 2021 / C 24/01
  • Passengers who have recently contracted COVID 19 are permitted to travel provided they provide a medical certificate indicating that they have contracted the disease and have recovered from COVID 19, despite testing positive. The report must be written in Spanish or English and its validity is 180 days after the last positive result.
  • This regulation does not apply to children under 12 years old.

Quarantaine

By signing the form, passengers agree to observe a quarantine at their home or place of residence for 10 days from their entry into Spain if they show symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, cough, or difficulties. to breathe), watch for symptoms of the coronavirus and call the appropriate health authorities.

Autres informations

Wearing a mask is compulsory throughout your trip.

Spanish airports are only accessible to passengers with a ticket or boarding pass.

For more information, see the website of the Ministry of the Interior and the website of the Ministry of Health.

Passengers MUST NOT TRAVEL if they have symptoms similar to COVID 19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), if they have been diagnosed with COVID 19 within the past 14 days, or if they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID 19 in the past two weeks.