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What do I need to travel to Spain from UK? Entry requirements explained – do I need a Covid test or documents

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Travel to Spain recently eased its rules on face masks in indoor spaces after almost two years of restrictions

 

Spain has eased its entry conditions to allow UK holidaymakers to enter without a Covid vaccination.

The Spanish government verified last month that unvaccinated trippers from outside the EU can enter the country with evidence of a negative coronavirus test rather.

Under former rules, only those who could show evidence of vaccination, or had a medical instrument certifying recovery from Covid in the last six months, could enter Spain from the UK for tourism purposes.

Madrid’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, explained the rule change on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, saying “ It’ll be a matter of days before we’re going to exclude a restriction that could be discouraging excursionists from outside the European Union from visiting us, and that’s that we’re going to stop taking the vaccination instrument to allow them to enter with a negative test.

“ Always with caution, the world sees us as a safe destination, further than 92 per cent of the Spanish population is vaccinated. ”

Face masks are no longer mandatory indoors in travel to Spain (Photo: Getty Images)

Some Covid entry rules are still in place in Spain, but the Spanish Minister of Health lately verified that face masks are no longer obligatory in inner spaces.

The rule change, which took effect on 20 April, marks the first time since 2020 that face coverings have stopped being obligatory indoors, and follows the former easing of rules for out-of-door spaces before this time.

Face masks are still obligatory for callers and staff in medical centres and nursing homes, but cases won’t always be obliged to wear them. Masks continue to be needed on all forms of public transport, but not in stations or in airfields, and seminaries are also pure from having to use them.

What are the current entry conditions for travel to Spain?

still, current rules state that you must show valid evidence of one of the following on entry
If you’re travelling to Spain from the UK as a sightseer.

1) being completely vaccinated
2) a negative Covid test either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure
3) having recovered from Covid in the last six months

At least 14 days must have passed since being completely vaccinated before appearance in Spain and the final cure must have been administered within 270 days prior to trip. If it has been further than 270 days since your final cure of the primary vaccination course you’ll need to have entered a supporter poke.

There’s no demand for 14 days to have passed between entering your supporter poke and entering Spain, this can be administered at any time.

Spain will accept the UK’s NHS Covid Pass or a recovery instrument issued by a applicable health authority or medical service to certify your Covid status.

Children progressed 12 to 17 inclusive travelling for tourism can enter Spain by showing evidence of a negative PCR test or a Covid recovery instrument. Those under the age of 12 times old don’t need to

1) show evidence of being completely vaccinated on entry to Spain
2) take individual tests previous to appearance
3) show evidence of recovery from Covid in the last six months

still, you may need to show a negative Covid test depending on the region you’re travelling from, If you’re travelling to the Canary or Balearic islets from landmass Spain.

You should check with your trip driver and the original authorities in your final destination for guidance on domestic entry conditions.

Do I’ve to fill out a passenger locator form?

UK trippers who can either show evidence of being completely vaccinated, or recovery from Covid in the last six months, or who are progressed under 12 times old, don’t need to complete Spain’s Travel Health Control form.

Everyone differently must complete the form no further than 48 hours before trip to Spain.
You can check the entry conditions on the Foreign Office website before travelling to make sure you know what’s anticipated.

How long do I need on my passport to enter Spain?

Under Schengen area rules, it’s a demand for UK passports to be no further than 10 times old from the point of issue when entering an EU country.

Passports must also be valid for at least three months after the day you’re due to trip home.

The Foreign Office has now streamlined its trip advice for 33 countries to help clarify the changes, with destinations including Spain, Greece and Italy.

The streamlined advice now addresses the changes for Spain and explains” If you’re planning to travel to an EU country( except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport conditions.

” Your passport must be

1) issued lower than 10 times before the date you enter the country( check the ‘ date of issue ’)
2) valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave( check the ‘ expiry date ’)
You must check that your passport meets these conditions before youtravel.However, redundant months may have been added to its expiry date, If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018.

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