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Covid-19: What you need to know when travelling via Palma Airport
To ensure your and others’ safety while you travel, please keep in mind the following when preparing to go to the airport and for the duration of your journey.
Are you ok to travel?
Do not go to the airport if
- You have any symptoms of Covid-19 (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath)
- You have tested positive with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
Prepare for your journey
- Check with your airline before going to the airport.
- Please check in online. This will avoid unnecessary queuing and speed up your journey time at the airport. For more information, please also see our page “Departing from Palma Airport“.
- Make sure you have enough face masks and hand sanitiser for your journey. Unless instructed otherwise, you must change your face mask every four hours.
- Thoroughly read through all the relevant guidance you have been given by your airline.
- All arrivals from abroad are required to fill in a health questionnaire. Please see below for more information on this.
- Please ensure that you bring with you the necessary Covid documents, as required for your individual circumstances. Please see below for more information.
During the flight
- A face mask must be worn for the duration of the flight.
- Frequently clean your hands using your hand sanitiser.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your elbow if you need to sneeze or cough.
- Limit any unnecessary movement around the cabin.
- Reduce the use of the individual overhead air conditioning nozzles as much as possible.
- Comply with any instructions given by the cabin crew.
- If you begin to experience any Covid-related symptoms during your flight, please notify a member of the cabin crew immediately.
Arrivals from abroad
- All passengers arriving in Spain from abroad must complete a health questionnaire (FCS form). Please use the following link to fill this in online https://www.spth.gob.es/create and follow the instructions on the website. Alternatively, you can choose to download an app for this purpose, which can be found when searching for “SpTH” in the Google Play Store or in the App Store. Completing the form online before you travel will save time when arriving at the airport.
- If you are unable to complete the FCS form online or via Smartphone, please click here for a printable version.
Arrivals from high-risk countries
Anyone travelling to Mallorca from a high-risk country must be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at the airport:
- Proof of vaccination
- Proof of a negative diagnostic test. This can be a PCR-test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or an antigen-test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
- Proof of recovery from COVID-19
Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above. Slightly different rules apply for travellers from the UK (see below).
For more information about the documentation required from 07/06/2021, please see our page “What Covid-19 mandatory documentation is required on arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport?“.
Please see here for more information and for a full list of countries currently considered to be high-risk.
Anyone arriving without any of the above evidence will be fined and will have to undergo testing at Palma Airport. Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above documentation.
Arrivals from the UK
The UK was added to the list of high-risk countries on 2/7/2021, however, the requirements for arrivals from the UK differ slightly from those arriving from other high-risk countries. Anyone travelling to Mallorca from the UK must be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at Palma Airport:
- Proof of vaccination
- Proof of a negative NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), e.g. PCR (antigen-tests are not accepted).
Children under the age of twelve are exempt and do not need to present any of the above.
For your return journey, please also see our page “Travelling from Mallorca to the UK – Covid-19 rules“.
Arrivals from other parts of Spain
Anyone travelling to Mallorca from another part of Spain needs to be able to provide evidence of a negative test result, no matter whether they are travelling for business or leisure. In addition to PCR tests, antigen tests are also accepted. The test needs to be carried out no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport.
The following exceptions apply:
- Vaccinated visitors from other regions of Spain will no longer be required to show a negative test result, however, they will need to provide proof of vaccination.
- Anyone entering from one of the regions of Spain where the 14-day incidence is below 60 is also exempt from testing.
Please also check with your airline to ensure that you have the right documentation. Further information can be obtained from the ibsalut website.
From 31/10/2021, arrivals from other parts of Spain will no longer be required to show test- or vaccination- certificates.
Covid-testing – Departures
Palma Airport has a Covid test centre for departing passengers. This is located on the second floor of departures. Please familiarise yourself with the current entry regulations for your travel destination several days prior to departure. If a test is needed, you can arrange an appointment at the testing facility at Palma Airport or at one of the private health clinics located on the island. For more information, please see our page Covid-testing in Mallorca.
At Palma Airport
Please observe the following rules at all times
- Wear a face mask.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres to all other people whenever possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your elbow if you need to sneeze or cough, even when wearing a face mask.
- Minimise any contact with surfaces as much as possible, if it is safe to do so.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if this is not possible, use alcohol hand sanitiser.
- Drinking water fountains must only be used to fill up a bottle or other container.
- When collecting your luggage, please wait until the person in front of you has cleared the area.
- From the 15th of October 2021, the general public is once more permitted to enter the terminal building. Prior to this, access had been restricted to passengers only for more than a year.
New procedures on arrival at Palma Airport
- On arrival at Palma Airport, you will need to submit your completed FCS-form (health questionnaire). If you have completed this online, you will simply need to scan your QR-code.
- If you are arriving from a Covid-high-risk country, you will also need to present evidence of a negative Covid-test OR a vaccination certificate OR proof of recovery (please see above).
- The body temperature of all arriving passengers will be checked with the aid of thermal imaging cameras.
- Anyone identified as having a higher than normal body temperature will be examined by health professionals. Should the person not display any other symptoms of Covid-19, they will be able to continue the journey to their holiday destination. If Covid-19 is suspected, the passenger will need to undergo testing. Specific accommodation has been reserved to allow self-isolation for those holidaymakers and their families who are confirmed as Covid-19 positive.
Did you know that Palma Airport has been awarded the “Covid-safe” status?
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