Covid Certificate requirements to enter Spain
If you do not have an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or equivalent EU, the certificate/certifying document (vaccination/recovery/diagnostic test) that you use to fill in SpTH (link ot the form is at the bottom of this page) and show at health controls, must be
  • the original,
  • be written in Spanish, English, French or German.
If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, it must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish by an official body.
  • may be shown in paper or electronic format.

Any of these documents shall contain, at least, the following data:
  • name and surname of the traveller


In the case of documentary evidence of vaccination:
  • date of vaccination indicating the date of the last dose administered,
  • vaccine administered,
  • number of doses administered/complete schedule, with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency, by the World Health Organisation, or in the case of certificates with vaccines not authorised by these bodies, the last dose administered must be of one of the authorised vaccines.
Vaccination certificates issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin shall be accepted as valid 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the complete vaccination schedule (primary vaccination), provided that no more than 270 days have elapsed since the date of administration of the last dose of said vaccination schedule. The vaccination certificate with complete schedule for children under 18 has no expiry date.
Thereafter, the vaccination certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin must reflect the administration of a booster dose (people aged 18 and over). These certificates will be considered valid from the day the booster dose is administered. Complete vaccination schedules are defined as those established in the COVID-19 vaccination Strategy in Spain.

If the document proves a diagnostic test:
  • date of sampling,
  • identification and contact details of the centre performing the analysis,
  • technique used
  • negative result.

Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), which detect the genetic material of the virus (e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR etc.), carried out within 72 hours prior to departure for Spain.

Rapid antigen detection tests (RAT), which detect the presence of virus antigens, carried out within 24 hours prior to departure for Spain. The accepted tests are those approved by the European Commission, which can be found in the following link.

The certificate of recovery must state:
  • the date of the first positive test,
  • and indicate that the passenger has passed the disease and is not infectious-contagious at the present time, and the country where the certificate was issued.
They may present a recovery certificate provided that more than 11 days have elapsed since the first positive NAAT or rapid antigen test (RAT). This certificate shall be valid for 180 days thereafter. The RATs accepted are those authorised by the European Commission, which can be consulted at the following link, and must have been carried out by healthcare professionals or by skilled testing personnel.

Airlines will check that the person is in possession of the QR code and, if necessary, the supporting documents (vaccination/diagnostic test/recovery) to allow boarding, without accessing, under any circumstances, the information contained therein.

Upon your arrival in Spain you may be subject to health control at the airport and after the assessment carried out by the health authority (including documentary control) you may be subjected to a diagnostic test for COVID-19.

All people entering Spain from other countries (except children under the age of 12 and passengers in international transit) must show an EU COVID Digital Certificate or EU Equivalent. If you don’t have one, you must fill in the Health Control Form and obtain the SpTH QR, to show at boarding and at health controls upon arrival in Spain.