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Requirements for travel to Spain in 2022

It is no secret that the covid-19 pandemic had repercussions not only in the health sector, but also in tourism and in the daily work and personal life worldwide. Therefore, in this article we want to tell you what are the requirements to travel to Spain today.

What are the requirements to go to Spain in 2022?

If you are wondering what you need to be able to visit Spain in 2022, you should know that the answer will vary depending, first of all, on your country of origin. In addition, being vaccinated against covid-19 is an indispensable requirement for any tourist.

Now, what do we mean by this? The regulations are different for citizens who belong to a state of the Schengen area of the European Union or not.

In this sense, if you come from a third country outside the EU you will need: a Health Control form and obtain a QR code to present at boarding and health controls upon arrival in Spain.

In addition to this, those passengers coming from countries at risk, in addition to the health control form, must present: a certificate or document accrediting vaccination, a diagnostic test of active infection (PDIA), or a certificate of recovery of covid-19.


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Which countries are considered at risk in Spain?

The following are the countries considered to be at risk, according to the resolution of June 4, 2021, of the General Directorate of Public Health.

*It should be noted that this update corresponds to the month of March 2022.

With respect to European Union countries

Germany, Ireland, Austria, Iceland, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Latvia, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Malta, Slovakia, Norway, Slovenia, Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Portugal, France (except Mayotte), Romania, Greece, Sweden, Hungary.

With respect to third countries

All third countries fall into the risk zone category, with the exception of: Saudi Arabia China Colombia United Arab Emirates Indonesia Kuwait Peru Qatar Rwanda

In addition, there are two special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China considered as risk regions for the Spanish territory. These are: Hong Kong and Macau.


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What are the restrictions to enter Spain today?

The reality is that, at present, due to the health crisis caused by covid-19, all third-country nationals will be prohibited from entering Spain, according to Order INT/657/2020 of July 17.

However, those persons who belong to any of the following cases are exempted:

  • Ordinary residents of the European Union, Schengen associated States, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who are going to that country

  • Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Schengen Member State or Schengen Associated State who are going to this country

  • Health care professionals, health care researchers, and elder care professionals going to or returning from their work activities

  • Transport personnel, seafarers and aeronautical personnel required to carry out air transport activities.

  • Diplomatic, consular, international organizations, military, civil protection and humanitarian organizations personnel, in the performance of their duties.

  • Students studying in Schengen member states or associated states (must have a visa and long-term authorization in Spain).

  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed remotely (including participants in high-level sports events taking place in Spain).

  • Individuals traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons

  • Persons who provide documentary proof of force majeure or necessity, or whose entry is permitted for humanitarian reasons.

  • Persons in possession of a vaccination or recovery certificate recognized for this purpose by the Ministry of Health, subject to verification by the health authorities.


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After the airspace and entry restrictions to Spain in March 2020, we can observe that today, after two years, there are still preventive measures that prohibit entering the country, or request compliance with certain requirements to do so.

The truth is that, if you are thinking of coming as a tourist, it is important to remember that all passengers wishing to enter Spanish territory, whether by air or sea, must present the Health Control Form at the time of boarding.

On the other hand, if you would like to join the Spanish life and live in one of our cities, in TAS Consultoría we are ready to give you the right advice and help you to solve each of the corresponding procedures. Visit us in our website and know all our services now!


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