Hello, we are US citizens traveling to Spain (by air) from Germany. Do we need SPTH after arriving Spain. I got conflicting answers from Google. So need to have more clarification here. Thanks.
Arriving from a third country is a bit of a gray area. I like to use the IATA covid map, https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php it basically indicates that if you do not have an EU issued Covid certificate, then yes, submit the SPTH form. It does exempt those arriving from Germany, but they may not be talking about non-residents.
Since it is not much of an issue just to do it, submit the information and be covered. If this is for travel sometime in the future, I would wait. I will be in Spain in September, I will wait until mid August to worry about it, in the event they drop requirements, most EU countries have.
Not sure, but it only takes a short time to fill out the form, so I’d just complete it to be on the safe side.
I can only speak to Madrid’s airport, but all of the flights arriving there funnel passengers through the Heath control—you have to pass through prior to baggage claim.
We are in similar situation (Canadians, will fly from Lisbon to Seville in Sept/Oct):
SpTH just replied to me. Please see my post: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/spain/spth-form-requirement-answer-from-spth
We arrived in Madrid from Munich earlier today. Nobody(including the airline checkin) has ever asked our QR code or vaccination card. Looks like Spain is back to normal life now.