Spain’s travel rules for Brits have just changed as the country opens up to unvaccinated British travelers for holidays in time for Easter, mid term and summer
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Spain holidays It’s just gotten easier for Brits as the country has relaxed its rules for those who aren’t fully vaccinated against Covid.
Previously, people aged 12 and over could only enter Spain if they were fully vaccinated against Covid or had proof of recovery from Covid within six months prior to travel.
The exception applied to young people aged 12 to 17, who could enter the country if they had a negative PCR test result and were traveling with vaccinated adults.
Now the Spanish Tourist Board has confirmed that rules will be relaxed for all unvaccinated travellers, regardless of age.
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The holiday hotspot will reopen to unvaccinated travelers, although you will still need either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours.
The new rules come into effect today (6 April). This means that you can enter Spain for holiday if you meet one of the following three points;
- They are fully vaccinated against Covid
- You have received proof of recovery from Covid within six months prior to travel
- You are unvaccinated/partially vaccinated and have proof of a negative Covid test
All travelers arriving by plane – including children – must fill out a pre-application form and receive a QR code to show at border control.
It’s worth noting that children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements.
The new entry regulations also apply to Britons traveling to the Canary and Balearic Islands. (Another good news is the Canary Islands recently scraped their local Covid rules including the return of club dancing).
It is surprising given that just a few days ago Spanish officials had said Covid travel rules would remain in place until April 30.
It’s a huge boost for Brits as it’s just in time for school holidays such as Easter, the May half term and the summer holidays.
In fact, a number of countries including France and Italy have recently done so eased their travel rules allow British travelers to visit for tourism.
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