Open with restrictions

Spain Travel Restrictions

79,88% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 79,42% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Spain.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Spain without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Spain for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Spain entry details and exceptions

Entry to Spain is allowed to residents of EU/EEA and Schengen Associated States; holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State; health professionals; transport, marine and aeronautical personnel; diplomats; students; highly qualified workers; humanitarians; residents from countries approved by EU and fully vaccinated individuals.

All travelers going to Spain, including transit passengers are required to fill out the Health Control Form. The QR code to be obtained once the form has been submitted must be presented at the airport before departure to Spain and on arrival.

More details in entering Spain can be found on this site.


Outgoing travel to SpainTravelling from South Africa to Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Spain.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under 12 years of age are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test prior to arrival in Spain.

Certificate of vaccination, certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and approved COVID-19 test must be presented in Spanish, English, French, or German.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Spain.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Spain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Spain are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Spain

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Spain without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Spain.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Spain without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Spain.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Spain is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Spain are open with restrictions. Bars in Spain are open with restrictions.