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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.

Latest update: As of 21/5/2022, the entry requirements for visitors from non-EU countries (including the UK) have changed and are now in line with the entry requirements for passengers from EU countries. This means, that it is now possible for unvaccinated travellers from countries outside the EU to visit Mallorca by providing proof of a negative Covid PCR or antigen test. Please see below for further information.

Before setting off to the airport

  • 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, as 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 you have the correct Covid-related paperwork and documentations 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

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.

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

  • Whether or not a face mask is required during the flight will 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 all arriving passengers 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 abroad

All passengers arriving in Spain must show one of the following:

  • An EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent
  • A completed Health Control Form

To check the validity of your Covid Certificate for travel to Mallorca, please use this link.

If you do not have a valid Covid Certificate, please click here to fill in a health questionnaire.

Please note: Children under the age of 12 are exempt and do not have to show a Digital Covid Certificate or Health Control Form.

Arrivals from EU countries

Anyone travelling to Mallorca from an EU country must be able to provide proof of one of the following on arrival at the airport:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery 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 and do not need to present any of the above.

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 third countries (including the UK)

Until recently, travellers from non-EU countries had to fulfil different entry requirements. From Saturday, 21/5/2022, these were brought in line with the entry requirements for for arrivals from the EU (please see above). For further information, please see the Boletín Oficial del Estado from 21/5/2022 (only available in Spanish).

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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