Updated 30th April 2021

Effective 30th March 2021, Spain is lifting the ban on UK flights and ships arriving in airports and ports. It will continue  for South Africa and Brasil.

However, currently until 31st May, only citizens and residents from EU & Schengen countries can travel to Spain. From third countries, they must have a pressing reason to do so, and provide evidence of it. More information here: Entry into Spain.

Updated 9th March 2021

Another extension has been announced to flights and ships from UK, Brazil and South Africa, this time until 30th March 2021 at 6PM. The exception remains Spanish citizens or residents returning home.

Update 25th February 2021

Another extension has been announced, this time until 6PM on 16th March 2021.

Update 10th February 2021

A further extension has been announced, and flights and ships travelling from UK to Spain and the islands will not be allowed until 2nd March 2021 at 6PM. It has also been extended to include Brasil and South Africa. The health minister said the aim is to prevent the arrival of more infectious variants from those countries.

Jet 2 also announced the cancellation of their flights and holidays to Spain until 14th April 2021.

Exceptions remain for Spanish citizens and residents returning home.

Update 26th January 2021

A further extension has been announced, and flights and ships travelling from UK to Spain and the islands will not be allowed until 16th February 2021 at 6PM.

Exceptions remain for Spanish citizens and residents returning home.

Update 12th January 2021

The Spanish government has extended the ban until 6PM peninsular time on 2nd February 2021. As before, the only people being allowed to travel on aircraft and ships from UK into Spanish territory are Spanish nationals and residents of Spain, showing their DNI, TIE or residencia documents.

Announcing the extension, Minister for Health Salvador Illa said this was due to continuing high infection rate in UK and the new variant there. He said that the measure could be lifted earlier, if the rate goes down significantly.

Update 1st January 2021

The Spanish government has announced today an extension to the ban on passengers travelling from the United Kingdom into Spain by air and sea until 19th January 2021 at 1800 peninsular time.

The only exceptions are Spanish Nationals and residents who are still able to travel to Spain from the UK, but will be required to provide their DNI, TIE or Residency Certificate prior to boarding.

This is in response to the continuing high levels of coronavirus infection in the UK, and the development of a new strain of the virus which is much more transmittable.

You can read the fill BOE here: Boletin 01/01/2021.

Original Article from 21st December 2020

The Spanish government has now confirmed that they will restrict passenger travel from the UK (by air and sea) from 6pm on 22 December until 6pm on 5 January 2021, with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. This includes flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

Spanish nationals and legally registered residents of Spain will need to present their DNI, residencia or TIE in order to enter Spain from the UK.

If you are affected, either with a booking between now and 5th January 2021, or if you are already here on holiday, please contact your travel agent or airline for further information.

It’s likely that flights will continue for now, as Spanish citizens and residents will be returning home, and British citizens here on holiday need to get back to UK.

If anything changes, we’ll update here straight away.