Covid-19: Airport Safety Guidance for Travelling via Alicante Airport
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): Guidance for Travelling via Alicante Airport

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

Before Setting off for Alicante Airport

  • Thoroughly read through all the relevant guidance you have been given by your airline.
  • Check in online if possible, and print off or download your boarding pass.
  • All arrivals from outside the EU or Schengen area require proof of vaccination OR recovery OR a negative Covid test result via an EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent certificate. The completion of a health questionnaire is no longer required. For more information, please see below.
  • The use of face masks may still be required with some airlines and at some airports. Remember to bring sufficient face masks and disinfectant gel for your journey. Your face mask should be replaced every 4 hours to remain effective.

Coronavirus – 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 a physical safety distance of 1.5 metres from other people whenever possible.
  • Depending on your airline, you may be required to wear a face mask when you board your aircraft and for the duration of your flight.
  • Minimise contact with surfaces at the airport.
  • Access to the airport terminal is permitted for travellers and non-travellers.

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.
  • Depending on your airline, you may be required to wear a face mask for the duration of your flight. Please follow the instructions given by the cabin crew.
  • 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.

Coronavirus – Arriving at Alicante Airport

Arrivals from EU- or Schengen-countries

Health controls for travellers arriving from the EU or Schengen-countries have been discontinued. Travellers from these countries no longer need to provide proof of Covid-vaccination, Covid-recovery or a negative Covid test.

Arrivals from third countries (non-EU / non-Schengen)

Health controls for arrivals from third countries are currently still in place. Passengers will be required to pass a temperature control check (via thermal imaging cameras). Anyone travelling to Alicante Airport from a third country must be able to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Recovered from COVID-19
  • Negative diagnostic test result (either PCR-test taken within 72 hours to departure to Alicante or antigen-test taken within 24 hours to departure) 

Arrivals must be able to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result via an EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent certificate. It is no longer necessary to complete a health questionnaire.

Please note: Children under the age of 12 are exempt from meeting the above requirements and do not have to show any Covid-related documents.

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

Covid-19 Rules to be Followed at all Times

  • As of 20/04/2022, the wearing of a face mask is no longer mandatory at Alicante Airport.
  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters throughout the airport whenever possible. This includes the baggage collection area.
  • 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, at car hire desks or on public transport such as buses or taxis.

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