Spain relaxes some Covid entry requirements from non-EU countries
From today, Tuesday, passengers arriving in Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, by air or sea from countries that do not belong to the European Union will no longer have to present the Spanish locator form (SpTH) upon arrival, a health control form that also included travel-related information.
The Boletin Oficial (BOE) published the resolution yesterday, signed by the Director General of Public Health, Pilar Aparicio. The text explains that the end of the obligation to present the SpTH aims to "favour the normalisation of international mobility, with the least possible impact on public health."
“The measures to limit international mobility must be applied in compliance with the general principles of Union Law, and must not go beyond what is strictly necessary to safeguard public health and must be lifted when the epidemiological situation, particularly in hospitals, allows it”, she said.
The SpTH app used to complete the form, which will no longer be in operation, required passengers to fill out the health control form with data such as their identity, address, vaccination certificate, or negative test result before embarking on their trip. The app generated a QR code that had to be presented at airports and ports and to airlines and cruise or ferry companies.
However, for the time being, other entry requirements remain in place, as do temperature controls at airports and the mandatory use of a mask on flights within Spain and on Spanish airlines to other destinations.