Spain has extended its Covid entry requirements until June 15 to keep coronavirus infection numbers as low as possible – we take a look at the latest entry requirements for the holiday hotspot
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Brits heading to Spain on holiday this summer will be reminded the country is still battling Covid with a raft of restrictions.
Unlike the UK – where Covid measures have now been completely abandoned – the Spanish government has decided some entry requirements are needed to keep the deadly virus at bay.
The Spanish authorities have announced that the existing rules for entering the country will remain in place until June 15.
This includes a face covering requirement for everyone traveling on a plane bound for Spain, although the European Union Agency for Aviation Safety and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control dropped the continent-wide mandate to do so as of mid-May.
Proof of vaccination or recovery from the disease is essential for travelers to Spain.
If you are fully vaccinated, you will be allowed to enter without quarantine or a Covid-19 test, but you must be able to show proof of your vaccinations.
Spanish regulations define “fully vaccinated” as a person who has received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-shot vaccine within the past 270 days.
In addition, 14 days must have elapsed since you completed your vaccination course.
If it has been more than 270 days since your vaccination was completed, proof of a booster vaccination is required.
Spain accepts NHS app as proof of vaccination.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated do not need to fill out the Spanish Travel Health Check Form.
If you have not received a full dose of Covid-19 vaccine or your vaccination card is no longer valid, you can enter the country if you can show proof of recovery in the last six months.
This can be shown by a valid proof of recovery via the NHS app or by a certificate issued by a relevant health authority.
At least 11 days must have passed since your last positive test for Covid-19 for the proof to be accepted.
Children under the age of 12 are not subject to any checks before or upon arrival in Spain, while those between the ages of 12 and 17 can take a test to prove they do not have the disease.
To view the full rules, click here.
Apparently, the Spanish authorities made the decision to extend entry requirements due to the country’s infection rates.
World Health Organization data shows that Spain has registered 65,897 new cases of Covid-19 infection in the past seven days.
Overall, 85 percent of the population has received a vaccine, but only 63 percent have received a second.
As keen as the Spaniards are to keep Covid cases out, things are much more relaxed once you get there.
Mask requirements were lifted on April 20 and social distancing rules are now advisory only.
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