Before leaving, please check any entry requisite at the Spanish embassy or consulate of your home country. From June 7th 2021, if you come from a country/area considered at risk for COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document certifying vaccination, an active infection diagnostic test (AIDT) or recovery from COVID-19. These certificates will be different if they have been issued in a country of the European Union (EU Digital COVID Certificate) or in a third country.
On 17 March 2021, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal to create a digital certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be valid in all EU Member States and will be issued by the competent authorities of the EU countries.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate may be of three different types (vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery) and any of them may be used by travellers to enter Spain, as long as they meet the following criteria:
Certificate of a diagnostic test for SARSCoV2 with negative result. The following diagnostic tests shall be admissible:
NAAT- nucleic acid amplification tests (e.g.: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA), with sampling within the previous 72 hours to arrival in Spain.
RAT-rapid antigen test, with sampling within the previous 48 hours to arrival in Spain. You can consult the list of rapid tests approved by the European Commission through this link
A COVID-19 Recovery certificate (valid from day 11 after the first positive NAAT and up to 180 days after the sample date)
Passengers from third countries who meet the requirements to enter Spain (see section "Entry requirements for entry in Spain from third countries"), may travel by presenting any of the following certificates, as long as they meet the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate:
a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19,
a negative diagnostic test (NAAT or RAT) performed within 72h (NAAT)/48h (RAT) of arrival,
a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
After your arrival, you should register at your consulate or embassy in Spain. Check the list of diplomatic representatives accredited in Spain, and follow any updates issued by your diplomatic corps.
We are aware that, given the current situation, there is a delay in issuing visas. UPF has sent acceptance letters to students and informed the authorities to expedite the visa process of UPF students.