Digital Covid Certificate in Spain
A new world is opening up as the pandemic slowly retreats from our lives. In this scenario, in which the virus has not disappeared but we have more freedom to move, tourism is once more increasing. And when you speak of tourism in Europe, naturally you speak of Spain.
So read on, as we tell you everything you need to know about the COVID certificate that will grant you a one-way ticket to this paradise. Don’t let COVID ruin your upcoming holidays, follow our tips, and be ready to have the time of your life in Spain.
What is the COVID Certificate?
The COVID certificate is digital proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative for the virus or recently recovered from it. In other words, the COVID certificate is a virtual document that states that you don’t have the disease, probably won’t be hospitalised if you do get it, or have the antibodies because it’s been in your system.
Countries you visit need this virtual proof to ensure you’re not going to overload their health system. Moreover, you are also letting them know that you pose no health threat to their country‘s population.
Which countries require this certificate?
Speaking of countries, what are the countries that need this certificate? Well, this initiative affects the entire European Union. So if you‘re travelling from another EU country to Spain, it will make transit easier and faster. And people travelling from countries or areas considered a COVID-19 risk will have a much easier time moving around if they have their COVID certificate.
The requirements needed to enter Spain with an EU Digital COVID Certificate are as follows:
•Vaccination – People with a completed course of vaccines authorised by the WHO or the EMA and who had the last dose at least 14 days before travelling can be issued an EU COVID Digital Certificate.
•Diagnostic test – Having had a negative result in a NAAT test (it can be a PCR, LAMP, or TMA) within the 72 hours before travelling to Spain will also result in an EU COVID Digital Certificate. And those having an antigen test carried out 48 hours prior to travel can obtain the same certificate.
•Recovery certificate – If at least 11 days have passed from the day you had your positive NAAT test until 6 months after that date, you are eligible for the EU COVID Digital Certificate.
•Children – All children under 12 years of age can move freely through the EU, including Spain, without a certificate. However, parents accompanying them must comply with the criteria above.
Is there a fee?
You don’t have to pay a fee for this certificate; you can get it free in any country in the EU. It is not a paper document but a digital one, in both your country’s language and English. Moreover, each certificate will have a unique QR code as proof of authenticity.
Where do I apply?
Applying for the certificate is very simple. You just need to go to the Spanish Ministry of Health website and fill out all the required information to get it automatically. You’ll see that it is divided by regions to make the process easier and faster.
The COVID pandemic is slowly allowing us to regain all the freedom it took away. In this complex scenario, having an EU COVID Digital Certificate is paramount to enjoying your upcoming vacations in paradise. All the splendour of Spain’s most beautiful landscapes is waiting for you and your loved ones; get your certificate today!