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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.

What Covid documentation is needed for arrivals from abroad?

Health Control Form (FCS)

Anyone flying to Alicante Airport from another country (including children of any age), is required to fill in the Health Control Form (FCS), which has to be presented at the airport on arrival. It is advisable, to complete the form electronically. This will generate a QR code that can simply be scanned at the airport, which speeds up the process. For the electronic version of the form, please see here. For the printable version, please see here.

Depending on which country you are travelling from, you may also require additional Covid certificates, as detailed below.

Covid certificates needed when arriving at Alicante Airport from a risk 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 (in addition to the Health Control Form) – please see below for further details:

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

The document provided as proof must be the original. It must be written in Spanish, English, French, or German OR it must be accompanied by a Spanish translation from a certified translator. The document can be provided in paper form or in a digital format.

Please note:

Anyone arriving from a risk country or region 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.

The list of risk countries/areas is updated every 7 days. An up-to-date list can be found here. Slightly different rules apply for travellers from the UK (see below).

Covid certificates needed when arriving at Alicante Airport from the UK

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.


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

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19

A person qualifies as fully vaccinated if the second dose (for the Janssen vaccine the single dose) has been administered more than 14 days before travel. The vaccine needs to be approved by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organisation. 

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 48 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

Please see here for information on safety guidance for travelling via Alicante Airport.

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