FAMILYS planning a half-term vacation to Spain face holiday problems as children will have to be fully vaccinated to enter school.
Currently, Spain is allowing anyone with both stab wounds, without testing negative or in quarantine.
However, the country does not allow Britons to use proof of their Covid recovery certificate as proof to enter the country.
Many children aged 12 to 17 are still not fully immunized – meaning they have no other way to be allowed into the country, even if they have proof of recovery.
While some teenagers have been offered both shots, uptake has been slower than the adult vaccine rollout.
Around 300,000 children between the ages of 12 and 15 in the UK have had both stings – 2.5 million are still not considered to have been fully vaccinated, the BBC reports. Telegraph.
Similar problems are also found in Francewith children who need to do PCR as proof of previous infection, or face bans from cafes and restaurants.
The UK Foreign Office says on its website: “According to the current measures of the Spanish government, you can only enter Spain from the UK for tourism purposes if you can present proof of having been fully vaccinated with both doses of two-dose or single-dose vaccine, a single-dose vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency or World Health Organization at least 14 days before to Spain.
“Children under the age of 12 do not need to present proof of complete immunization upon entry into Spain.”
However, children between the ages of 12 and 15 will be able to Download digital proof of vaccinationThe Minister of Transport confirmed last week.
It comes later family complains they were forced to cancel their vacation because of restrictions on Covid-19 passports for children abroad.
This will be implemented from February 3.
Britons will also have to check travel rules while in Spain, with many holiday islands introducing Covid restrictions.
The Balearic Islands, which include Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are on Covid alert Level 3 – the second highest level of risk.
According to Level 3 rules, only two people can sit together at a restaurant, regardless of whether they are from the same household.
The Canary Islands Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are located on The highest Covid alert level at Level 4 and restrictions are increasing.
Nightclub capacity is being cut to just 25% and beaches are limited to 50% capacity, with those wanting to go to the beach having to make an appointment.
And from February 1, Spain will only allow Britons who can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days to enter.
Other countries with Strict rules include MaltaThis also requires children 12-17 years old to be fully vaccinated.
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