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Covid-19 Certificates for Travelling to Alicante Airport

Over the last two and a half years, air travel required thorough preparation, due to frequently changing Covid-19 travel rules. As restrictions are being eased in most parts of the world, there is good news for travellers to the Alicante region, as health control measures on arrival at Alicante Airport have now been lifted for most countries.

Coronavirus: What Documentation is Needed for Arrivals from Abroad?

Arrivals from an EU- or Schengen-country

Health controls at Alicante Airport were lifted in June 2022 for travellers from an EU- or Schengen-country. Therefore, you do not need to show proof of vaccination status, recovery or negative test result. It is no longer necessary to complete a health control form or to show a QR code on arrival at Alicante Airport.

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

With effect from 21/10/2022, health controls for arrivals from non-EU/non-Schengen countries were discontinued. Proof of Covid-status (vaccination, recovery or test result) is no longer needed. It is no longer necessary to complete a health control form or to show a QR code on arrival at Alicante Airport.

Covid-19 documentation for arrivals from China

Passengers arriving from China must have

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent
  • A negative Covid test result – please see below for details


The following passengers are exempt from the above:

  • Children under twelve years.
  • Passengers arriving in Spain in transit to other countries, provided they do not leave the airport environment and their stay in Spain does not exceed twenty-four hours.

EU Digital Covid Certificate

The EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent must show evidence of the following:

The arriving passenger

  • Is fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Has tested negative for Covid-19
  • Has recovered from Covid-19 – please see below for details

Recovery from Covid-19

In the case of recovery from Covid-19, the following applies:

The certificate must have been issued by the competent authority or medical service at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT or antigen detection test, carried out by health professionals or qualified personnel. The certificate will remain valid for 180 days after the date of the first positive diagnostic test result.

Negative Covid-19 test result

In the case of a negative Covid test result, the following applies:

The test can be either

  • molecular nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), the sample of which was obtained within 72 hours prior to departure
  • An antigen detection test, with the sample obtained within 24 hours prior to departure

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.

Please also see our pages

Covid-19 Airport-safety guidance for travelling via Alicante Airport

Covid-testing at Alicante Airport

How Covid-safe is Alicante Airport?

Travelling from Alicante Airport to England – Covid-19 rules

Further information can be found on the following websites

Spanish Ministry of Health

Spanish Tourism Website

Boletín Oficial del Estado

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