The advice given here is our interpretation of the current requirements to travel following the COVID pandemic and after the UK's exit from the EU and should be read in conjunction with the guidelines given by the UK & Spanish governments. Further details can be found here:

Spain’s Official Tourism Website

UK Government Travel Advice for Spain


Passport Validity


Your passport must be:

  • issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the 'date of issue')

  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the 'expiry date')

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date & you need to discount these.

Paper Driving Licence & International Driving Permit

If you hold a paper driving licence you will need to obtain and international Driving Permit (IDP) in order to ride.

You will not require an IDP if you have a photocard driving licence issued in the UK.

Travelling to Spain from the UK

All passengers travelling to Spain from the UK for tourism must show valid proof of ONE of the following:

  • being fully vaccinated (with both does of a two-dose vaccine & booster if applicable or one dose of a one -dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain (date(s) of vaccination must be specified)

  • a negative COVID-19 test: either PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.

  • having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain.


We highly recommend c19 Testing for all pre-departure tests and have obtained a discount code for you to use against the purchase of your Rapid Antigen Test. Please use the discount code RIDE20 to purchase Rapid Antigen Tests on their website at a reduced price.
How to use your discount code:

  1. Visit their website and click on "Buy 1 standard test - £19.99"

  2. Copy and paste the discount code RIDE20 in the discount code space in the shopping basket.

  3. Press "Apply" to ensure you get your test at a reduced price.

  4. Enter your delivery details and complete payment. Orders placed before 8pm Monday to Friday and before 6pm Saturday and Sunday will be delivered next day.

You can see instructions for your Lateral flow tests here:

Any of these three certificates (vaccination, recovery, diagnostic test) may be used by travellers to enter Spain without the need to complete a health control form, provided that it meets the following criteria:


Vaccination certificates must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the final dose of the complete (first) course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days (9 months) ago. From that time, the certificate must show the administration of a booster vaccination (from 1 February 2022).

Certificate of a diagnostic test for COVID-19 with a negative result are accepted as follows:

PCR - with sampling within previous 72 hours of departure to Spain

RAT - with sampling within the previous 24 hours of departure to Spain

Recovery certificates accepted as valid are those ‘issued at least 11 days after the first positive PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, and up to a maximum of 180 days after the date of sampling’.

Travelling to UK from Spain


All COVID travel restrictions have been lifted for passengers entering the UK. Therefore, you will not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not.


The link below will allow you to view all the entry requirements for the UK – including England; Scotland; Wales & Northern Ireland


The Andalusian Government is also currently offering FREE COVID 19 Travel insurance for all international travellers. Here is a link to their website where you will find further details:

International Travel Insurance for Andalusia