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 abroad require either an EU Digital Covid Certificate (or equivalent) or a completed health questionnaire. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 abroad during Covid-19

All passengers arriving in Alicante from abroad must show one of the following:

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent
    OR
  • A completed Health Control Form

To check the validity of your Covid Certificate for travel to Alicante, please use this link.

If you do not have a valid Covid Certificate, please click here to fill in a health questionnaire.

Please note: Children under the age of 12 are exempt and do not have to show a Digital Covid Certificate of Health Control Form.

Arrivals from EU countries

Anyone travelling to Alicante Airport from an EU country must be able to provide meet one of the following requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Recovered 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 24 hours prior to arrival) 

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

Arrivals from third countries (including the UK)

Adults arriving from third countries

Adult travellers from countries outside the EU must meet one of the following requirements on arrival at Alicante Airport unless they belong to an “exempt” category :

  • Fully vaccinated
    OR
  • Recovered from Covid-19

Please see here for more information on exemptions from this rule.

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

Children arriving from third countries

Children under 12Children aged 12 to 17
Exempt. No proof of vaccination or negative test result is required.Proof of full vaccination
OR
Proof of negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival at Alicante Airport.
OR
Proof of recovery

New arrivals procedures at Alicante Airport during Covid-19

  • On arrival at Alicante Airport, you will need to show your EU Digital Covid Certificate (or equivalent) OR your completed health questionnaire.
  • 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 is possible for travellers as well as non-travellers.
  • If you plan to hire a car from Alicante airport, check their safety requirements prior to collection.

More information on the topic

Covid testing at Alicante Airport

Covid-19 certificates needed for travelling to Alicante Airport

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Covid-rules when travelling from Alicante Airport to England

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