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Covid-19 certificates for travelling to Alicante Airport

Prior to travelling to Alicante Airport, it is important to ensure that you have the correct documentation and Covid certificates. These are needed to enable you to board your flight and to avoid problems at the airport on arrival.

Coronavirus: What documentation is needed for arrivals from abroad?

RECENT UPDATES – please see below for details
Vaccination certificate: If the full course of your vaccination was administered more than 270 days ago, you will need a booster injection for your vaccination to remain valid.
Lateral flow test: This must be taken no more than 24 hours prior to your arrival at Alicante Airport (this has changed from 48 hours before 1/2/2022).
Entry from third countries:
Children aged 12 to 17 from third countries (including the UK) can enter with a negative PCR-test.
Adult travellers from third countries can now enter with a recovery certificate.
Health questionnaire: This may no longer be needed if you have a valid digital Covid certificate.

Covid Documentation

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.

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

Please note:

In addition to the information provided on this page, please also check with your airline or tour operator, as these may have additional requirements.

Covid certificates needed when arriving at Alicante Airport from an EU country

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 – please see below for further details:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19
  • Negative diagnostic test result

Covid certificates needed when arriving at Alicante Airport from a third country

Adults

Adult travellers from countries outside the EU need to be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at Alicante Airport unless they belong to an “exempt” category :

  • Proof of vaccination
    OR
  • Proof of recovery

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

Children (under 18s)

While children aged 12 to 17 previously had to be fully vaccinated, they can now enter with either proof of full vaccination OR a negative PCR test result.

Rules from 14/2/2022:

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 of arrival at Alicante Airport.
OR
Proof of recovery

What details do the Coronavirus certificates for Alicante Airport need to contain?

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19

Proof of vaccination is valid if a person is classed as fully vaccinated, as confirmed by the vaccination certificate.

What is the definition of “fully vaccinated”?

This is based on three factors: an approved vaccine, having received the full course of the vaccination, and the timeframe since the administration of the final dose.

Approved vaccine:
The vaccine needs to be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organisation (WHO). If you have received two or more different vaccines, only the vaccine that you received most recently needs to be on the list of approved vaccines.

Full course of vaccination:
To be classed as fully vaccinated, you will need to have received the complete course of vaccination (most vaccines require 2 doses).

Time of administration since the final dose:
The complete course of vaccination (i.e. in most cases the second dose) must have been given at least 15 days ago.
AND
The complete course of vaccination (i.e. in most cases the second dose) must have been given no longer than 270 days ago.

Therefore, your vaccination becomes valid from day 15 after administration and remains valid for 270 days after administration. If the last dose of your vaccine was given more than 270 days ago, you are no longer classed as fully vaccinated, unless you have received a booster dose (in most cases, the third dose) of the vaccine. This must be clearly stated in your vaccination certificate.

Children / young people aged 12 – 17

Different from adults, the vaccination certificate with complete schedule for children under 18 has no expiry date.

The Covid-19 vaccination document must contain:

  • Traveller’s full name
  • The passport or ID card number that was submitted when filling in the health control form (please see above)
  • Number of doses administered, including dates
  • Type of vaccine administered
  • Country where the vaccine was administered
  • Identification of the body issuing the vaccination certificate

Proof of a negative diagnostic test

The following Covid-19 tests are currently accepted:

  • PCR tests (+ other nucleic acid amplification tests, e.g. RT-LAMP or TMA). This needs to be taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Rapid antigen test (with exception of arrivals from the UK, please see above). This needs to be taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival.

The Covid-19 test document must specify:

  • Traveller’s full name
  • The passport or ID card number that was submitted when filling in the health control form (please see above)
  • Date of test
  • Identification and contact details of the centre where the test was analysed
  • Test technique used
  • Negative result

Proof of recovery from COVID-19

This certificate must be issued by a competent authority or by a medical service a minimum of 11 days after the first positive PCR-test result and remains valid a maximum of 180 days after the test.

The proof of recovery document must contain:

  • Traveller’s full name
  • The passport or ID card number that was submitted when filling in the health control form (please see above)
  • Date of first positive test
  • The fact that the person is no longer contagious
  • Country  where the certificate was issued

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