Covid Test for Spain

When travelling from the UK to Spain, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, it is important to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and doctor fit to fly certificates, allowing you to confidently travel to Spain. Save 5% on your order with code 'SPAIN'.

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From 2 July 2021, the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) to present on entry one of the following proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.

Antigen tests are only accepted in certain limited circumstances. Please see the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and Covid-19’ page for further guidance. Travellers are also able to show proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain (date(s) of vaccination must be specified).

Spain, including the Canary Islands are on the amber list for entering England. From the 19th July, the Balearic Islands will also be moved to the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Spain, the Canary islands or the Balearic Islands, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen test page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

Spain Travel Advice

Can I travel to Spain?

Travel to Spain from the UK is only allowed for Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands.

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Spain?

If you are travelling from the UK to Spain you must undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test within 72 hours of arrival. This requirement extends to all passengers arriving in Spain, regardless of residency or length of stay.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Spain?

If you are travelling to Spain, a Covid-19 test costs £99. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. Antigen tests cost £45.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Spain?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Spain’s airlines and the Spanish government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Spain’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Spain should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Spain are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

If my child is under 12 do they still need a Covid-19 test to travel to Spain?

No. Children under the age of 6 years old are not required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR, TMA or LAMP test.

Are there any special restrictions on travel to the Canary Islands?

Yes. Alongside the negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure, travellers to the Canary Islands are also required to download and activate the Radar Covid notification app for the duration of their stay and for 15 days after returning home.

Does Spain accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, Spain accepts a certificate or document certifying you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if you have visited a 'risk country' in the previous 14 days. Spain also accepts a medical certificate certifying that you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months prior to travel. See the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and Covid-19’ page for details.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from Spain?

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

Spain is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from Spain you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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