Spain travel restrictions are updated as another key Covid rule is lifted ahead of Easter

The latest travel rules for Brits as Spain ends Covid restrictions on isolation and testing – and what entry rules apply to UK holidaymakers heading towards the Easter and May mid-term holidays

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Spain scrapped another local Covid rule ahead of Easter

With return on the cards, Spain holidays are proving once again a firm favorite with Brits heading for short breaks Easter and half of May to the Spanish mainland, Tenerife, Mallorca, Ibiza and other holiday hotspots.

In a boost for those planning holidays, another hurdle for travelers has been removed as Spain scrapped another Covid rule this week.

The country no longer requires travelers to isolate or undergo tests if they have mild coronavirus symptoms. It is one of the first EU countries to take the step.

It is worth noting that there are still entry requirements for travelers from the UK.

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Fully vaccinated Britons can travel to Spain for the holidays without having to be tested or quarantined. For those who are not vaccinated, you must be able to do so Provide proof of recovery from Covid if you want to visit for tourism.

The rules apply to everyone aged 12 and over, so this originally proved problematic for families wanting to visit unvaccinated teenagers aged 12-17. However, Spain later changed its rules to allow youngsters aged 12 to 17 to visit, provided they have a negative PCR test result and are traveling with vaccinated adults.

Anyone traveling to Spain, regardless of vaccination status, must also complete a pre-registration form and receive a QR code to show at border control.

The Canary Islands recently lifted their Covid restrictions



These rules also apply to Brits on their way to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

As for the rules when you are there?

There are still some local Covid restrictions in place. For example, face masks will remain mandatory in all indoor public spaces.

According to the Foreign Office: “The use of face coverings is mandatory for everyone over the age of 6 on all public transport in Spain and in many other indoor public spaces. Face masks are also mandatory outdoors and outdoors. Standing events and seated events where the 1.5m distance cannot be maintained. There are no further requirements for wearing face masks outdoors.”

Other rules such as social distancing measures also remain in effect.

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However, some restrictions have been eased in recent weeks. For example earlier this month the The Canary Islands lifted all Covid rules around curfews and event capacities, meaning dancing in bars and nightclubs is allowed again.

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, confirmed the news but stressed that the suspension of the restrictions could be a temporary measure and the rules could be reinstated if the health situation worsens again.

While travel rules are correct at the time of writing, these are subject to change rapidly during the pandemic. Always check those of the Foreign Office Current travel advice for Spain before booking or starting a trip – this also applies to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

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