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 of the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for the 46 airports on its network and has obtained the maximum 5-star score for 6 airports on the prestigious Skytrax consultancy’s “Covid-19 Safety Ratings” programme.  In addition Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat and Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airports have received COVID-19 Airport Excellence Awards from Skytrax. These distinctions demonstrate our commitment to the health measures adopted for employee and passenger safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 airports of the Aena network have COVID-19 diagnostic testing clinics located in the departure area: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao , Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife Sur, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, César Manrique-Lanzarote, La Palma Tenerife Norte, Jerez and Santiago-Rosalía de Castro. In Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas, Malaga-Costa del Sol, Seville and Jerez you can book your appointment at https://travelcovidtestcenter.com/es/. In the rest of the airports you can book the appointment at https://eurofins-megalab.com/pruebas-covid-19-en-los-aminos-de-espana/

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

From June 7, all passengers in a country or risk zone (except for children under 12 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.

On 1 July, the EU Digital COVID Certificate came into force. It is a document that allows travel between EU countries with proof that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from the disease or has a negative test from within the last 48-72 hours as established by the different countries. You can apply for it at the following link.

For flights departing from Spain, we recommend consulting the specific forms and requirements of each Autonomous Community.

Passenger information

  • Aena has achieved the safe airport accreditation for the 46 airports in its network: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Palma de Mallorca, 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, La Gomera, A Coruña, Internacional Región de Murcia, Almería, Asturias, FGL Granada-Jaén, Jerez, Pamplona, Reus, Santiago-Rosalía de Castro, Seve Ballesteros-Santander, Vigo, Zaragoza, Albacete, Badajoz, Burgos, Córdoba, Huesca-Pirineos, León, Logroño, Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, Melilla, Pamplona, Sabadell, Salamanca, San Sebastián, Son Bonet, Valladolid and Vitoria.
  • 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.
  • Aena has obtained the maximum 5-star score for 6 airports on the prestigious Skytrax consultancy´s "Covid-19 Safety Ratings" programme. The 6 airports that received this five-star “very high standards” distinction were Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de la Laguna.
  • In addition Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat and Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airports have received COVID-19 Airport Excellence Awards from Skytrax. Key aspects most appreciated by users that brought about this recognition included the facilities’ cleaning, the informative signposting, the social-distancing maintenance, the availability of hydroalcoholic gel and the use of masks.
  • 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.  OneWorld, an alliance of 14 airlines including Iberia, British Airways, Qatar Airways and American Airlines, has created an Covid information portal to explain the measures carried out to protect its passengers: https://www.oneworld.com/covid-19/oneworld-together
  • 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.
Check-in
  • 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.
Boarding
  • 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 12 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  by a thermographic camera imperceptibly for the passanger 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. However, we recommend consulting the specific forms and requirements of each Autonomous Community.

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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