Spain Starts Issuing the EU Digital COVID Certificate

From June 7, Spain will begin to issue and recognize the EU Digital COVID Certificate. The EU has agreed to accept the DCC across the bloc by July 1.

In Spain, the DCC rollout will be gradual and on a trial basis, though certificates will be valid from the outset.

A DCC will show if an individual:

  • is vaccinated against COVID-19;
  • has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months; or
  • has a negative test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

Without this certificate, it will be possible to travel within the EU in compliance with the health requirements, but the process of entering the country will be slower and additional measures, such as testing and quarantine, may be put in place.


On March 17, 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal to create an EU COVID Certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens within the EU during the pandemic. On 20 May, co-legislators reached a provisional agreement. More information about the EU Digital Covid Certificate is available here.

The latest information on coronavirus measures as well as travel restrictions provided by the Member States are available on the Re-open EU platform.


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