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COVID-19: Control Measures

(Status as of 20 September 2021 )

The Principality of Monaco does not fall within the "red zones". However, there are certain measures which must be observed by nationals wishing to come to Spain or visit the Principality.

According to Royal Decree 286/2022, from 20 April 2022 the requirement to wear masks shall apply as follows:

1. People aged six years and over are required to wear masks in the following situations:

  • In health centres, services and facilities, as defined by Royal Decree 1277/2003 dated 10 October 2021, establishing the general foundation for the accreditation of health centres, services and facilities; by staff, visitors and patients, with the exception of people who have been admitted while they are in their rooms
  • In health and social centres, staff and visitors when in communal areas
  • On aircraft, trains, cable cars and buses, as well as on public passenger transport. In enclosed areas on ships and boats where it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, except in cabins where these are shared by small groups of people


2. The requirement outlined in the previous paragraph does not apply in the following cases:

  • To people with a medical condition or breathing difficulty that is likely to be made worse by wearing a mask or who, due to their disability or dependence, are not able to remove their mask by themselves, or who have behavioural issues that make the use of masks impossible
  • If, due to the inherent nature of an activity, wearing a mask is not possible, as indicated by the health authorities

Measures to control access to the territory for Monegasque nationals and residents who wish to visit Spain

This resolution takes effect on 6 April 2022 and remains in place until the Spanish Government declares the end of the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

1. In order to board and pass through the health checks at the airport

On 6 April 2022, a health decision was published in the State’s Official Gazette, introducing changes to the health checks carried out at points of entry to Spain. Only passengers without an Covid Digital UE Certificate require a SpTh QR code.

In order to enter Spain, all passengers, regardless of their country of departure (except for children under 12 and passengers transiting the country), are required to present one of the following documents:

  • An Covid Digital UE Certificate or equivalent EU Covid-19 vaccination certificate, or proof of a negative test for active infection, or a certificate showing that the passenger has recovered from Covid
  • SpTH QR code. If you do not have an Covid Digital UE Certificate or an EU equivalent, you must complete the SpTH health check form, by entering manually the data from your vaccination certificate, recovery certificate, or negative test result


If you are fully vaccinated, check the validity period: it is valid from 14 days after you receive the final full dose of vaccine and until 270 after you receive that dose. For under-18s, the full vaccination certificate has no expiry date. From this time, in order to be valid (for persons aged 18 and over), the vaccination certificate must show you have received a booster dose. These certificates are valid from the date on which the booster is administered.


2. Land borders

All persons aged six or over, arriving in Spain by land from at-risk countries or regions, must have one of the certificates listed in point 1 above.

The following are exempt from this requirement:

  • Land transport workers in the course of their professional activity
  • Cross-border workers
  • Residents of border areas, within a radius of 30 km of their place of residence


3. International cruise passengers

Passenger cruise vessels making international voyages and sailing in territorial waters with the intention of entering Spanish ports open to international shipping, are required to meet the conditions set out in the document "Health measures for the resumption of international cruise travel", published by the Spanish Ministry of Health on its website: www.mscbs.gob.es

The details of cruise passengers are collected via the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form application (dPLF) developed by the Joint Action Preparedness and Action at Points of Entry scheme known as HEALTHY GATEWAYS, available at www.healthygateways.eu . These passengers therefore do not need to use the SpTH health check form.


4. Criteria for refusal of entry for reasons of public order and public health owing to the Covid-19 health crisis

Third country nationals will be refused entry for reasons of public order and public health unless they belong to one of the following categories:

  • Habitual residents of the European Union, Schengen countries, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican, or San Marino, who are travelling to these countries, upon presentation of the required documents
  • Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen countries and who are travelling to that country
  • Healthcare professionals, including health researchers, and healthcare professionals managing or resuming their professional activity
  • Persons responsible for transportation, seafarers, and aeronautical personnel and air crew essential for air transport activities
  • Diplomatic and consular staff, personnel of international, military, civil protection organisations, and members of humanitarian organisations, in the course of their duties
  • Students who are studying in Member States or Schengen countries and who hold a permit or long-stay visa, provided they are travelling to their country of study, and they are entering the country during the academic year or in the 15 days prior to the start of the academic year. If the destination is Spain and the individual intends to stay for 90 days or fewer, they must show that they are studying at an approved educational institution in Spain, registered on the relevant administrative register, and undertaking full-time face-to-face studies leading to the award of a diploma or other qualification
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sporting competitions taking place in Spain. These circumstances must be supported by documents
  • Persons travelling for essential family reasons with due justification
  • Persons whose presence is essential or justified by force majeure, or whose entry is permitted on humanitarian grounds


Any national of a third country may be refused permission to enter for reasons of public health, even if they belong to one of the categories above, following verification by the health authorities, if they do not meet the COVID-19 health check requirements.

Entry control measures applicable to Spanish residents who wish to visit Monaco

Full information regarding entry control measures applicable to Spanish residents wishing to visit Monaco can be found at the following link: covid19.mc/thematiques/transports-et-voyages




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