Now that the UK has left the EU, there are some extra hoops for British passport holders to jump through when arriving in, or leaving, the EU.
British crew members in Spain (or France) who already appear on a crew list are not required to visit immigration in order to stamp on board and out of the EU. Only when they leave the vessel either temporarily or permanently, must the crew list be updated with the authorities and passports stamped.
Non-active crew members currently in Spain, not appearing on any crew list, ARE NOT required to have their passports stamped, until they join a vessel.
In summary, any change in crew list involving British crew now requires a stamp*. A representative can visit immigration on crew’s behalf; they are not required to attend in person.
*Except official residents of Spain
Official travel resources:
Global travel eligibility checker: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/#
(note that all airlines’ policy is guided by IATA)
Travel to Spain, general:
For general travel to Spain: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ESP/7001
Spain health declaration: https://www.spth.gob.es/
Travel to Spain from the UK (any nationality):
Spain/UK travel ban (in force until 13-Feb): https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2021/01/01/pdfs/BOE-A-2021-1.pdf
(note that crew joining vessels are exempt, subject to requisite docs)
UK government COVID travel guidance for Spain: https://www.gov.uk/foreign…/spain/entry-requirements
Schengen Period of Stay Calculator: