This page was last updated on the 9th of April 2022. Since that point rules and regulations may have changed do always do a final check on the relevant government website for the latest possible updates.


During the Covid-19 pandemic travel rules and restrictions become very confusing. We want to set out as simply as possible what our golfers coming to Benidorm from the UK need to do and be aware of when booking a Benidorm golf holiday. The information below will assist you when making a decision to book your golf holiday with us. The following information is for travel purposes relating to tourism.

Spanish Government rules

To enter Spain you are no longer required to complete a passenger locator form (SPTH) if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago. To prove either full vaccination or recovery status you are required to present your Covid vaccination digital certificate or digital recovery certificate available on the NHS app or equivalent in the devolved nations.

You are classed as fully vaccinated as long as you have received your second dose of a 2 dose vaccine or your first dose of a single dose vaccine no longer than 270 days ago (9 months). If your last dose was greater than 270 days ago then you need to have had a booster jab more than 14 days before you travel to be able to enter Spain. 

UK Government rules

To enter the UK you do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form. This applies whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

Summary of requirements

Based on the status of the Spanish and British government rules the following requirements apply when you enter Spain and return back to the UK

Covid Requirements to go to Spain update 17th May 2022 v2

Step 1 - Pre departure from UK to Spain - Coming to Spain

Ensure you have the documentation as described above showing vaccination status or recovery from Covid in the last 6 months. Check the validity of your document on the EU Digital Certificate Validator

Step 2 - Pre departure from Spain to UK - Going home

All Covid restrictions are now removed to enter the UK.

Tests required after arriving back in the UK

Testing is no longer required

Holiday Insurance

A lot of our customers have asked us what happens if you test positive for Covid when on holiday in Benidorm. The reality is you should not board your return flight home. Therefore you should book an extended stay in Benidorm and isolate yourself. This comes with associated costs which most holiday insurers are now covering. We strongly recommend you get a policy that covers this exact situation. Our advice if you do test positive is to contact your airline to find out when they will allow you to fly after testing positive.


The information on this page is not official and is here as a general guide. For the latest official advice you must ensure you follow the latest government advice as requirements are changing all of the time.

Cancellation policy

Whetehr you just book a round of golf with us or you book a full golf holiday you want to be confident that you will not be out of pocket if you have to change your plans due to a Covid issue. Therefore our policy on cancellation is as follows:

Golf reservations (tee times) – You must cancel at least 48 hours prior to your tee time. If you cancel after this point the golf course charge us the full amount so we have to charge you. Some courses will move your booking to a new date, but this is not guranteed so please give at least 48 hours notice for cancelling any tee times.

Hotel reservations – We offer zero deposit and last minute cancellation options. Our quotes detail any deposits needed and the cancellation policy for your specific hotel. To date every customer that has had to cancel due to Covid has got a refund or been able to move their booking to a later date – Not many travel companies can boast this as a track record!

Club hire and transfers – Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you want to change your club hire or transfer reservations.

Wearing of masks

You are no longer required to wear a mask in public places when in Spain. You are required to wear a mask on public transport and in doctors surgeries and Pharmacies.