Covid-19: Airport Safety Guidance for Travelling via Alicante Airport
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Covid-19: Airport Safety Guidance for Travelling via Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport during Covid-19 – Help us to protect you – your diligence when travelling will assist us in keeping you safe.


Before setting off for Alicante Airport

  • If you have any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, DO NOT go to the airport.
  • Thoroughly read through all the relevant guidance you have been given by your airline.
  • Check in online and print off or download your boarding pass.
  • All arrivals from abroad are required to fill in a health questionnaire. For more information, please see below.
  • Please ensure that you bring with you the necessary Covid documents, as required for your individual circumstances. You can find more information on this below.
  • Remember to bring your face masks and disinfectant gel for your journey. You must replace your face mask every 4 hours.

Rules to be followed at all times

  • Wear your face mask.
  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters.
  • Wash your hands at regular intervals for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or, when not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer solutions.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or into your flexed elbow when sneezing or coughing.
  • For your own protection, please ensure that you minimise contact with any surfaces whilst at the airport or on the plane, or on public transport such as buses or taxis.

Departing from Alicante Airport

  • Ensure you have plenty of time to check-in and pass through the departures security areas with any new procedures in place.
  • If possible, it is recommended that you do not carry hand luggage.
  • Only use a water bottle or container at the airports water fountains.
  • Remember to maintain the physical safety distance of 1.5 metres, wear your mask, and be aware that you may be denied boarding if you do not follow these rules.
  • Minimise contact with surfaces at the airport.
  • After access to the airport terminal had been restricted to passengers only since July 2020, from the 15th of October 2021, the general public is once more permitted to enter the airport building.

Covid-testing at Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport has a Covid test centre for departing passengers. This is located on the second floor of departures. Please familiarise yourself with the current entry regulations for your travel destination several days prior to departure. You can arrange an appointment at the testing facility at Alicante Airport if needed. For more information, please see our page Covid-testing at Alicante Airport.


On the plane

  • Frequently disinfect your hands using your hand sanitizer. Cough on the inside of your elbow and always wear your face mask. You must change your mask every 4 hours.
  • If you begin to experience symptoms during your flight, notify the cabin staff promptly.
  • Limit unnecessary movement within the cabin.
  • Reduce the use of individual overhead air supply vents/nozzles as much as possible.
  • Listen carefully to and comply with any instructions given by the cabin crew.

Arriving at Alicante Airport

Arrivals from abroad

  • All passengers arriving in Spain from abroad must complete a health questionnaire (FCS form). Please use the following link to fill this in online https://www.spth.gob.es/create and follow the instructions on the website. Alternatively, you can choose to download an app for this purpose, which you can find in the Google Play Store or in the App Store by searching for “SpTH”. Completing the form online before you travel will save time when arriving at the airport.
  • If you are unable to complete the FCS form online or via smartphone, please click here for a printable version.

Arrivals from risk countries

Anyone travelling to Alicante Airport from a risk country must be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at the airport in addition to the Health Control Form:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19
  • Negative diagnostic test result (either PCR-test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or antigen-test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival) 

Slightly different rules apply for travellers from the UK (see below).

Please see here for more information and for a full list of risk countries.

Please note:
Anyone arriving without any of the above evidence will be fined and will have to undergo testing at Alicante Airport. Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above documentation.

Please see here for more information on the Covid certificates needed when travelling to Alicante Airport.

Arrivals from the UK

The UK is on the list of risk countries, however, the entry requirements for travellers from the UK differ slightly from those arriving from other high-risk countries.

From 1/12/2021, only fully vaccinated travellers from the UK are permitted to enter Spain. Therefore, you must be able to provide proof of the following on arrival at Alicante Airport:

  • Proof of vaccination
    AND
  • Proof of a negative NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), e.g. PCR (antigen-tests are not accepted).

Proof of recovery is not accepted for arrivals from the UK. Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above.

New arrivals procedures at Alicante Airport

  • On arrival at Alicante Airport, you will need to submit your completed FCS-form (health questionnaire). If you have completed this online, you will simply need to scan your QR-code.
  • If you are arriving from a Covid-high-risk country, you will also need to present evidence of a negative Covid-test OR a vaccination certificate OR proof of recovery (please see above).
  • You will be required to pass a temperature control check upon your arrival.
  • Whilst waiting to collect your luggage keep the safety distance of 1.5 metres. Rather than standing together in a group at the carousel, collect the baggage individually.  
  • Access to the airport building has been restricted to passengers only for the last year, however, from the 15th of October 2021, friends, family and others are once more allowed to enter the terminal to collect arriving passengers.
  • If you plan to hire a car from Alicante airport, check their safety requirements prior to collection.

Please see here for information on Covid-testing at Alicante Airport.

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