Aena, the world’s leading airport operator by number of passengers, manages 46 airports and two heliports in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Palma, Canarias... airports. 

Aena has achieved the safe airport accreditation for 19 airports in its network. The rest of Aena network´s airports certifications are being processed. Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) demonstrates our commitment to the sanitary measures adopted for the safety of employees and passengers during the pandemic.

From June 7, all passengers in a country or risk zone (except for children under 6 years of age) must provide one of the following supporting documents with the requirements established by the health authority: be vaccinated against COVID -19, recovered from COVID-19 or a diagnostic test (such as PCR or rapid antigen test), performed 48 hours before the trip, which has been negative. At any time, the passenger may be asked to prove these documents. Consult de policy here. Consult the FAQ of Spain Travel Health.

If you are coming from abroad, you must fill the Health Control Form (FCS) and show the QR code at the Border Health Control. Get to know more

Incoming flights from Brazil and  South Africa are restricted, except for nationals or residents of our country and Andorra. People whose country of origin of travel to Spain is the Republic of India, must remain in quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in Spain, or for the duration of their stay if it is shorter than that. This period may end earlier, if on the seventh day the person is tested for acute infection with negative results. 

Passenger information

  • Aena has achieved the safe airport accreditation for 19 airports in its network: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Ibiza, Menorca, Sevilla, Valencia, Bilbao, Girona-Costa Brava, Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur, Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, Fuerteventura, César Manrique-Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera, which join AS Madrid-Barajas, JT Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Mallorca. The rest of Aena network´s airports certifications are being processed.
  • The Airport Health Accreditation program of the Airports Council International (ACE) assesses compliance with the sanitary measures recommended by ACE, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASE), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. They are all lined up together in agreement with the objectives stated in the Operational Recovery Plan, launched by Aena in April 2020, and which is being applied to all the network´s airports.
  • The AHA (Airport Health Accreditation) of the ACE has praised the effort made by the airports in carrying out the health measures required for personnel and passengers.
  • Among these measures, the ACE has approved the increase in cleaning and disinfection in the facilities, strict control of the maximum allowed capacity and the adapting of various operational procedures to the new reality.
  • The ACE has also adopted means such as the setting up of protective screens, hydroalcoholic gel dispensers, 'contactless' elements, information in a digital format, signage and a public address system (which inform of the obligation to use a mask and of recommendations such as hand hygiene), social distancing measurement signs and footprints, as well the forbidden use of certain seats.
  • The Aena Operational Recovery Plan comprises more than 100 safety, hygiene and health control measures, including those directly aimed towards passengers and those which are organisational and operational. In addition to the aforementioned measures, others actions have been implemented such as mandatory mask use, the reinforcement of ventilation and the prohibition of entry to terminals except for employees, passengers with a boarding pass as well as companions of minors who travel alone, and people with reduced mobility.

With the end of the State of Alarm, each Autonomous Community has approved different pandemic control measures. It's recommended to consult the official channels of the Autonomous Communities to know the restrictions in force in each territory.

  • Bear in mind that only passengers can access the airport terminal.
  • For reasons of public health and safety, the entrance of companions to airport facilities is forbidden. Only passengers with a boarding pass, companions in justified cases (unaccompanied minors or people with disabilities and PMR) and workers may access .
  • Wait outside while maintaining the safe distance. If you go in a private vehicle, we recommend waiting in the parking lot.
  • Do not come to the airport if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty in breathing or feeling short of breath. 
  • A facemask covering the nose and mouth is compulsory for people over six years old (masks with exhalation valvule are not allowed).
  • Make sure you have enough facemasks and hand sanitiser for your trip. Unless the instructions state otherwise, you should change your mask every four hours or sooner if it gets wet. 
  • Carefully read the health leaflets and materials provided by your airline.  
  • Check the health control requirements and entry documents for the country you are travelling to. 
  • Check all the information about the airport. Some terminals are out of service and some shops and eateries are closed.

Throughout the airport

On arrival
  • Bear in mind that entry to the terminal building is forbidden for anyone who is not travelling. Only passengers and people accompanying a passenger who needs assistance (people with reduced mobility or unaccompanied children) can enter the airport terminal. Companions with private vehicles must wait in the car park.
  • Aena has stepped up cleaning protocols in check-in areas and counters have been fitted with protective screens.
  • Most airlines have placed restrictions on hand luggage in the cabin. Check with your airline for the check-in policy.
  • Get to the airport in time to go through check-in and security screening. This may take longer than usual.
Security controls
  • Minimise contact with surfaces and objects in the airport and always wear your facemask.
  • Keep a safe distance in the boarding queue and respect the signs.

Throughout the airport

  • Your airline will provide you with information about preventive measures during the flight.
  • Wash your hands often with your sanitiser, cough into the crook of your elbow and always wear your facemask (masks with exhalation valve are not allowed). Remember to change it every four hours.
  • Watch the cabin staff safety demonstration for specific instructions for your flight.
  • Use the individual air supply nozzles as little as possible. Many airlines have HEPA filters which allow exceptional cleaning of the air.
  • If occupancy permits, airlines try to keep a distance between passengers who are not family or travelling together. If this is not possible, health and safety measures will be stepped up.

Health Check

  • From June 7, all passengers in a country or risk zone (except for children under 6 years of age) must provide one of the following supporting documents with the requirements established by the health authority: be vaccinated against COVID -19, recovered from COVID-19 or a diagnostic test (such as PCR or rapid antigen test), performed 48 hours before the trip, which has been negative. At any time, the passenger may be asked to prove these documents. Consult the policy here.
  • If you are going to fly to Spain from another country, you will have to pass through a Border Health Control: form, temperature taking and visual control.
  • You must fill the FCS health form associeated with your trip. This form must be filled in by each passenger, who will be responsible for providing accurate and truthful information. If the passenger is a minor or a person with a recognised  intellectual disability their tutor may fill in the form and will be responsible for the veracity of the information. 
  • The Health Control Form (FCS) is not necessary for flights departing from Spain.
  • Passengers arriving from abroad will also have their temperatures checked by a thermographic camera imperceptibly for the passenger.

Coming from outside

  • If you are from a third country outside the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, please note that border controls and travel restrictions may apply to third country nationals. Consult the list of countries whose residents are allowed to enter Spain at the Re-open EU website.

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