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.
|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.
All passengers arriving in Alicante from abroad must show one of the following:
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.
In addition to the information provided on this page, please also check with your airline or tour operator, as these may have additional requirements.
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:
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 :
Please see here for more information on exemptions from this rule.
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 12||Children aged 12 to 17|
|Exempt. No proof of vaccination or negative test result is required.||Proof of full vaccination|
Proof of negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival at Alicante Airport.
Proof of recovery
Proof of vaccination is valid if a person is classed as fully vaccinated, as confirmed by the vaccination certificate.
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.
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.
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.
Different from adults, the vaccination certificate with complete schedule for children under 18 has no expiry date.
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.