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Coronavirus (Covid-19): What you need to know when travelling via Palma Airport

To ensure your and others’ safety when travelling during Covid-19, please keep in mind the following when preparing to go to the airport and for the duration of your journey.


There are currently no health controls for travellers arriving from EU or Schengen-countries.

Following a recent review, health controls for travellers arriving from non-EU/ non-Schengen countries (including the UK) are still in operation with slight amendments and will remain in place until at least 15/11/2022. The following rules apply:

All visitors from non-EU/non-Schengen countries must be able to provide a valid Covid vaccination certificate OR a valid recovery certificate OR a negative Covid PCR- or antigen test result. It is no longer necessary to complete a health control form or to show a QR code on arrival at Palma Airport. Please see below for further details.

Before setting off to the airport

  • It is not recommended to travel if you are experiencing any symptoms consistent with Covid-19.
  • Please check in online. This will avoid unnecessary queuing and speed up your journey time at the 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.
  • Please ensure that you have read and understood all the relevant Covid-guidance for the country you are travelling to. For guidance on what is required for travel to Palma Airport, please see below.
  • Please ensure that you bring with you the necessary Covid documents and paperwork, if required for your individual circumstances. Please see below for more information.

Covid-19 rules to be followed at Palma Airport at all times

  • As of 20/4/2022, the wearing of a face mask is no longer mandatory at Palma Airport.
  • If possible, maintain a distance of 1.5 meters.
  • Wash your hands at regular intervals for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or, when not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer solutions.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or into your flexed elbow when sneezing or coughing.
  • For your own protection, please ensure that you minimise contact with any surfaces whilst at the airport, on the plane, car hire desks or on public transport such as buses or taxis.
  • Water fountains may only be used to re-fill your water bottle or container.
  • Access to the airport is possible for travellers as well as non-travellers.

Coronavirus – Departing from Palma Airport

  • Ensure you have plenty of time to check-in and pass through the security screening with any new procedures in place.
  • If possible, it is recommended that you do not carry hand luggage.
  • At check-in or prior to boarding, your airline will generally make sure that, if applicable, you have the correct Covid-related paperwork and documentation required for the country you are travelling to. Please be aware that you may be denied boarding if any of this is missing.
  • Please also see our page “Departing from Palma Airport“.

Covid testing – departures

The Covid testing facility at Palma Airport is no longer operational. Please familiarise yourself with the current entry regulations for your travel destination several days prior to departure. If a test is needed, you will need to visit one of the private health clinics located on the island. For more information, please see our page Covid-testing in Mallorca.

Flying from Mallorca to the UK

The rules for travelling from Mallorca to the UK change frequently. For more information, please see our page “Travelling from Mallorca to the UK – Covid-19 rules“.

During the flight

  • In Spain, it is still compulsory to wear face masks on public transport. You should therefore be donning a face mask on any flight departing Palma de Mallorca. Whether or not this rule is enforced will generally depend on your airline. Please check with your airline in advance and follow the instructions given by the cabin crew.
  • 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.
  • If you begin to experience any Covid-related symptoms during your flight, please notify a member of the cabin crew immediately.

Covid-19 – Arriving at Palma Airport

  • Please be mindful of other people’s space and try to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres whenever possible.
  • The body temperature of passengers arriving from non-EU / non-Schengen countries will be checked with the aid of thermal imaging cameras.
  • When collecting your luggage, please wait until the person in front of you has cleared the area.

Arrivals from EU- or Schengen-countries

If you are travelling to Mallorca from an EU or Schengen country, you will not be subject to health controls. Therefore, you will not need to provide proof of vaccination status, Covid recovery or a negative test result.

Arrivals from non-EU /non-Schengen countries

Anyone aged 12 and over travelling to Mallorca from an non-EU / non-Schengen country must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Recovered from COVID-19
  • Negative diagnostic test result (either PCR-test taken within 72 hours to departure to Mallorca or an antigen-test taken within 24 hours to departure)

Children under the age of twelve are exempt.

You must be able to provide proof of your vaccination, recovery status or test result via an EU Digital Covid certificate or other equivalent certificate. A health control form is no longer required.

For more information about the documentation required, please see our page “What Covid-19 mandatory documentation is required on arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport?”.

Arrivals from other parts of Spain

Previously, anyone travelling to Mallorca from other parts of Spain had been required to show proof of vaccination or to provide evidence of a negative test result. As of 1/11/2021, health checks for arrivals from other parts of Spain have been discontinued. Therefore, a vaccination certificate or a negative test result is no longer needed for anyone arriving from Spain. Further information can be obtained from the ibsalut website.

Did you know that Palma Airport has been awarded the “Covid-safe” status?

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