SPAIN will increase Covid vaccine entry requirements from the beginning of next month.
The new rules could cause immediate problems for Britons planning to go abroad during the midterm break.
From 1 February, Spain will only allow Britons who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days to enter.
Anyone who received a second dose more than nine months ago must have a booster shot to be allowed in.
The booster must be given more than 14 days before departure.
The official Spain travel website Safe Spain states: “From February 1, 2022, to travel to Spain with a certificate of vaccination, the certificate must be issued by the competent authority. rights of the country of origin at least 14 days after the administrative date. The last dose of the entire series of immunizations, provided that the last dose of that vaccination was not more than 270 days ago.”
The new requirement could cause problems for Britons, who have not been boosted and hope to visit Spain in half a term.
Vaccinated Britons who received a second shot more than nine months ago but have not had a booster shot more than two weeks before school expires to enter Spain for the holidays.
Travel to Spain has been severely disrupted over the past two months due to the country’s strict entry requirements.
Covid rules are ramping up in parts of the country as authorities try to keep the spread of Omicron under control.
In Murcia, Covid restrictions have been extended until February 4 – including a ban on dancing.
Canary island Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are on Covid Level 4 alert – the highest level – due to increasing cases.
Under Level 4 rules, beaches are limited to 50% capacity and those wishing to visit the beach may have to make an appointment.
Up to six people can meet indoors or outdoors, and Covid passports must be presented to enter all facilities.
The new vaccine rule will deal a blow to Spain’s tourism industry, which has already suffered the consequences of the pandemic.
Hotel owners have criticized the authorities for harming the industry, which has caused Thousands of Britons cancel their holidays in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
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