Spain have extended their Covid-19 restrictions for travellers entering the country. This means that the current entry requirements for travellers visiting the country from the European Union and the Schengen Area have been prolonged until May 15.
This includes travellers who are considered non-EU nationals, also known as third country nationals, which covers residents of the UK. Spain now remains as one of only a few EU countries that still has entry restrictions in place.
The announcement by Spanish Authorities, published in the Spanish Gazette reads: “This order will take effect from 12:00pm on July 22, 2020, until 12:00 pm on May 15, 2022, without prejudice to its eventual modification to respond to a change in circumstances or new recommendations in the field of the European Union.”
What are the current entry requirements for Spain?
Under the current laws, travellers from the EU/EEA countries including UK travellers are still eligible to enter Spain and the Spanish islands without restrictions as long as they have one of the following documents:
Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival to Spain, with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Proof of a previous infection with Covid-19 on a PCR or rapid antigen test issued in the last six months. You can use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your Covid-19 recovery status on entry
UK travellers who are able to show proof of full vaccination, or having recovered from Covid-19 within the last six months to travelling, or who are under the age of 12 will not have to fill out the Travel Health Control Form. Anyone else who falls outside of these categories, such as unvaccinated traveller, will have to complete the form no more than 48 hours before travel.
What are the entry requirements for children?
Children under the age of 12 do not need to show proof of being fully vaccinated on entry to Spain, or proof of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last six months and can enter restriction-free.
UK travellers aged 12 to 17 can enter Spain by presenting documentation certifying that they have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT, which includes a PCR. This must have been within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.
However, antigen tests are not accepted. Alternatively, travellers aged 12 to 17 can still enter Spain with a full vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.
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