COVID-19 Restrictions & Security Measures 2021-22

Sun and snow Sierra Nevada ski resort Spain

The following information is intended only as a guide. We do not accept any liability for incorrect information and highly recommend that you check travel regulations for yourself.

Updated 7 March 2022

Face Masks

It is currently obligatory to wear a mask in outside areas where a distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained. So face masks are required in lift queues and on lifts. Masks are required inside, unless you are eating or drinking. Important: A ski buff does not consititute a mask!

COVID Passports

These are no longer required to enter restaurants, bars, etc.

Entry Requirements for UK and Other Non-EU Citizens Travelling to Spain for Tourism

All travellers entering Spain from the UK for tourism purposes must complete a Health Control Formy AND show EITHER of the following:

a) proof of full vaccination (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain
OR
b) a medical certificate certifying that you have recovered from COVID in the last 6 months prior to travel.

Children aged 12 to 17 inclusive who have not been fully vaccinated and do not have a COVID-recovery certificate, must show a negative nucleic acid amplification test.

Returning to the UK from Spain

You must complete a passenger locator form.

If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to take a COVID test to return to the UK. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must take a take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before you return, book and pay for a test to be taken once you arrive in the UK.

For more information please see:

1. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements#entry-requirements-for-tourists-from-the-uk
2. https://www.c19testing.co.uk/rapidtravel

Entry Requirements for EU Citizens Travelling to Spain for Tourism

In addition to completing a Health Control Form, passengers from EU countries must present any of the following certificates, provided they meet the conditions as outlined on the Spain Travel Health website:

  • a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19,
  • a negative/not-detected Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (including RT-PCR, TMA or LAMP) taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a Rapid Antigen Detection Test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival,
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19

For Travellers Needing to Take a COVID Test Before Departing Spain to Return Home

There is no testing centre in Sierra Nevada. You can get a rapid in-person test at Malaga airport before your flight. Book via: https://www.flycovidtestcenter.com/

Alternatively, the nearest centres to the resort are:

1. Hospital Vithas (by the tunnel at the bottom of the mountain road – about 25 minutes drive from the resort). Appointment is required via their website: www.vithas.es.

2. Clinica Reginia on Avenida Constitución, 20. This is about 50 minutes drive away, in Granada. You just turn up without needing an appointment. Their current options are 85€ for results within 24hours; 130€ results within 8 hours.

Late Cancellation Due to COVID-19 – Our Policy

Written proof may be requested to show that the late cancellation is a direct result of COVID. Flight cancellation alone does NOT apply unless ALL flights are grounded due to COVID restrictions.

In relation to accommodation, lift passes, taxi transfers and childcare booked with “Sierra Essence”:

In the event that COVID travel restrictions are applied and have to cancel AFTER any free cancellation period has expired, we fully adhere to the COVID policy of the individual supplier in question. So depending on the particular service/s you have booked through us and the supplier, the policy will be either: a full refund, a credit to be used on a future trip, or a loss of all fees paid. Please request the cancellation policy at the time of booking.

In relation to ski & snowboard lessons  booked with the “British Ski Center”:

Similarly, in the event that COVID travel restrictions result in you being unable to travel, you will be entitled to a full refund or credit for use on a future trip.