We’re hoping to be able to take you to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.


As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.


  • COVID Cover on selected holidays
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Package holiday refund guarantee
  • Approved testing partners
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 1.5 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults • On mainland Spain (Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, the Barcelona area, and the Valencia and Andalucia regions) and in the Balearic Islands, face masks are mandatory in all public places, including public areas in hotels and apartments.
• A 100 euro fine will be issued for anyone not adhering to these rules.
• There are some exceptions, though. Face masks are not mandatory while sunbathing or swimming at the beach or around the pool. However, you will need to wear a mask on arrival at the beach or pool and when you get up to go to the bar or the bathroom.
• You don’t need to wear a face mask when taking part in sports activities, but you will need to wear one in the changing rooms and reception area.
• You need to wear a mask at restaurants, including on terraces, except when eating or drinking. Some restaurants may also provide you with gloves to wear.
• You’ll also need to wear a mask in non-public areas if you’re in close proximity with people outside of your family, for example if you share a car with another group.
• This does not apply to people who are unable to wear face coverings for health reasons.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are mandatory for everyone aged six years and over. They’re also recommended for children between three and five years old.
Passenger Locator Forms and testing requirements TESTING REQUIREMENTS
• Your temperature will be checked on arrival at the airport.
You must complete a mandatory Health Control Form after you’ve checked in online, within 48 hours of departure. If you don’t, you may be denied boarding, delayed or subject to a health assessment on arrival.• Once you’ve completed the form, you’ll get a confirmation email and QR code, which you’ll need to show at border control in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.
• If you have a mobile device, you must also download the SpTH app before visiting mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.
Other need-to-knows Gatherings of groups of more than 15 people are not permitted.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Spain.

Beaches Open.
Restaurants and bars All bars and restaurants in Mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands are open, with limitations:
• Capacity is reduced to 50% for indoor spaces. For those with an outdoor terrace, the maximum capacity is 75%.
• Bars must not close any later than 2am.
• All bars, discos and restaurants on the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf will remain closed until at least 15th September 2020.
• The same applies to the Calle de la Cerveza and Calle del Jamon nightlife areas in Palma.
Sights Open with limitations.
Supermarkets Open.
Other facilities Masks are mandatory in shops.

Here’s the key information on getting to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.

Flights with TUI Check in for your flight on the TUI or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.

Here are your options for travelling within mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.

Car hire This is permitted in certain parts of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.
Public transport You must wear a face mask on public transport.
Hiking Not permitted.
Biking Permitted.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to Spain.

Read the full FCDO advice here.