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Ryanair strike: Which flights to and from Spain have been cancelled?

Ryanair’s Spain-based cabin crew strike continues to cause issues for international travellers. Here are the upcoming flights to and from Spain which the low-cost airline has confirmed as cancelled for what's left of July and early August.

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Passengers affected by the Ryanair strike fill out claim forms at a counter at the Terminal 2 of El Prat airport in Barcelona on June 30th, 2022. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

There is no end in sight for the Ryanair strike which has caused hundreds of flight cancellations and thousands of delays since 1,900 Spain-based Ryanair employees stopped working on June 24th to protest against their low wages and work conditions.

On Monday July 18th, ten flights to and from Spain were cancelled and 266 were delayed, affecting Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona’s El Prat in particular.

The following day, three more flights were cancelled and 25 were delayed, affecting passengers travelling to or from Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Ibiza, Málaga, and Valencia. 

On Wednesday, six flights didn’t take off and passengers on 214 other flights to and from Spain suffered delays.

According to Raquel Bautista, one of the USO unionists representing Ryanair’s Spain-based workers, cabin crew will continue to demand “decent working conditions and that the company comply with Spanish labour legislation”, adding that they regretted that Spain’s ministries of Labour and Transport are not mediating in the conflict.

Ryanair staff’s initial six-day stoppage was meant to come to an end on Saturday July 2nd, but a further 12 days of strikes were added throughout the month of July due to the failure to reach an agreement over cabin crew’s low pay and work conditions. 

Cancellations and delays now look set to continue into early August unless a deal can be reached.

READ ALSO: What are your rights if flights are delayed or cancelled?

It is possible to use Ryanair’s flight tracker to check on the status of your upcoming flight, but you’re unlikely to get accurate information if done lots of days in advance.

In any case, below are the Ryanair flights which the Irish carrier has announced will be cancelled in the coming days, mostly affecting passengers travelling to or from Madrid or Barcelona but also some other Spanish airports. 

MADRID FLIGHTS

Tuesday July 19th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Milan Malpensa (FR2759) at 06:30

Madrid – Rome Fiumicino (FR9602) at 14:05

Madrid – Palma de Mallorca (FR2053) at 16:35

Flights to Madrid:

Palma de Mallorca – Madrid (FR2054) at 14:20

Milan Bergamo – Madrid (FR5984) at 21:05

Wednesday July 20th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Rome Fiumicino (FR9602) at 13:25

Madrid – Santiago (FR5317) at 20:35

Flights to Madrid:

Rome Fiumicino – Madrid (FR9601) at 16:30

Thursday July 21st

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Milan Malpensa (FR2759) at 14:30

Saturday July 23rd

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – London Stansted (FR5995) at 16:00

Flights to Madrid:

London Stansted – Madrid (FR5996) at 11:50

Wednesday July 27th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Santiago (FR5317) at 20:35

Flights to Madrid:

Santiago – Madrid (FR5318) at 22:25

Thursday July 28th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Milan Malpensa (FR2759) at 14:30

Saturday July 30th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – London Stansted (FR5995) at 16:00

Flights to Madrid:

London Stansted – Madrid (FR5996) at 11:50

Tuesday August 2nd

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Milan Malpensa (FR2759) at 6:30

Madrid – Milan Bergamo (FR5983) at 18:30

Flights to Madrid:

Milan Bergamo – Madrid (FR5984) at 21:05

Thursday August 4th

Flights from Madrid:

Madrid – Milan Malpensa (FR2759) at 14:30 

BARCELONA FLIGHTS

Tuesday July 19th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR7554) at 9:55

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 14:25

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 16:55

Wednesday July 20th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR7554) at 11:15

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 12:35

Barcelona – Venice Marco Polo (FR867) at 18:55

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 14:55

Venice Marco Polo – Barcelona (FR866) at 21:30 

Thursday July 21st

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 13:20

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 15:55

Tuesday July 26th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR7554) at 9:55

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 14:25

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 16:55

Wednesday July 27th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR7554) at 11:15

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 12:35

Barcelona – Venice Marco Polo (FR867) at 18:55

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 14:55

Venice Marco Polo – Barcelona (FR866) at 21:30 

Thursday July 28th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 13:20

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 15:55

Tuesday August 2nd

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR5984) at 9:55

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 16:55

Wednesday August 3rd

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Milan Malpensa (FR7554) at 11:15

Barcelona – Venice Marco Polo (FR867) at 18:55

Flights to Barcelona:

Venice Marco Polo – Barcelona (FR866) at 21:30

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 14:55

Thursday August 4th

Flights from Barcelona:

Barcelona – Rome Fiumicino (FR6973) at 13:20

Flights to Barcelona:

Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona (FR6974) at 15:55

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA FLIGHTS 

Wednesday July 20th

Flights from Santiago:

Santiago – Madrid (FR5318) at 22:25

Flights to Santiago:

Madrid – Santiago (FR5317) at 20:35

Wednesday July 27th

Flights from Santiago:

Santiago – Madrid (FR5318) at 22:25

Flights to Santiago:

Madrid – Santiago (FR5317) at 20:35

PALMA DE MALLORCA FLIGHTS 

Tuesday July 19th

Flights from Palma de Mallorca:

Palma de Mallorca – Madrid (FR2054) at 14:20

Flights to Palma de Mallorca:

Madrid – Palma de Mallorca (FR2053) at 16:35

Frankfurt Hahn – Palma de Mallorca (FR9832) at 18:25

VALENCIA FLIGHTS 

Tuesday July 19th 

Flights from Valencia:

Valencia – London Stansted (FR8342) at 5:55

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TRAVEL: What Covid-19 entry requirements does Spain still have?

The pandemic no longer dominates daily life and travel, but do Spanish authorities still have restrictions in place for international travellers arriving during the summer of 2022?

TRAVEL: What Covid-19 entry requirements does Spain still have?

Spain’s tourism industry is in full swing again after two difficult years, with more than 38 million international visitors in the first half of 2022. 

All domestic restrictions have ended (with the exception of mask wearing in hospitals, other health-related centres, care homes and on public transport). 

But how about Covid-19 travel restrictions? Are the tests, form-filling and proof of vaccination that made travel to Spain in 2020 and 2021 more complicated still in place?

EU/Schengen Area countries

Passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea from EU and/or Schengen countries are not required to show proof of their Covid-19 status through a certificate (vaccination, testing or recovery) nor fill in the SpTH health control form that was previously needed.

For travellers who live in EU/Schengen nations, travel to Spain is now practically the same as it was in 2019 before the pandemic began, except that they will be required to wear a mask on the plane or inside the ferry (mask wearing on the latter depends on certain conditions).

Non-EU/Schengen countries

For UK nationals, Americans, Indians, Australians and all other third-country nationals arriving in Spain by air or sea, the pre-existing Covid-19 requirements are technically (more on this further down) still in place.

Therefore, non-EU/Schengen travellers arriving in Spain should be able to prove either that they’re:

  • Fully vaccinated. Your vaccination status must meet the Spanish authorities’ validity period requirements. If more than 270 days have passed since your initial vaccination, you need to show proof of a booster shot.
  • Had a Covid-19 test which came back negative. This should be either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. 
  • Recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months. You can use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your Covid-19 status on entry to Spain. 

The easiest way to show proof of one of the above is by showing your Covid-19 digital or paper certificate issued by the relevant authority of your country. So far, 48 non-EU countries (and territories) have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate equivalence system, which you can check out here

If the country where you were issued a vaccination, testing or recovery certificate isn’t on the list, then you will have to fill in Spain’s health control form before travel to Spain. 

It’s worth noting that the above requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12.

Is Spain really still asking non-EU travellers to show a Covid-19 certificate?

This really depends on the airport, the airport official and any other number of factors.

It is clear that Covid-19 and the seriousness with which Spain’s Health Ministry and therefore airport border officials treat the pandemic has fallen considerably in recent months.

Many non-EU travellers on Twitter have commented on the fact that they were not asked to show any proof of Covid vaccination, testing or recovery upon arrival in Spain. 

Others who have visited the country during the summer of 2022 have said that they were asked to provide proof of their Covid status.

Therefore, even though for those who go to the trouble of paying for a Covid-19 test which then doesn’t get checked it can seem like a waste of money, it is better to be safe than sorry.

All non-EU travellers should therefore keep in mind that, technically speaking, Spain’s rules still state that arrivals from outside of the EU/Schengen Area by air or sea must have proof of vaccination, testing or recovery, so make sure you carry this with you. 

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