Spanish entry requirements for Britons have changed in time for the Easter holidays as the Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for British holidaymakers
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Double Jabbed Brits continues Spain holidays will be somewhat less involved with Covid administration ahead of their trip as the country has relaxed one of its travel rules.
Previously, all travelers to Spain had to fill out a pre-application form within 48 hours of departure.
However, new rules have come into force that if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to fill out the health form, provided you have a digital certificate confirming your vaccination status.
If you’re arriving with proof of Covid recovery, you’ll still need to have the health form if you want to enter the holiday hotspot – and the rules apply to the Canary and Balearic Islands too.
It is worth noting that Spain has not currently reopened to unvaccinated Brits unless they can show proof of recent Covid recovery.
As reported by the Liverpool echoThe Federal Foreign Office has subsequently updated its travel advice for Spain to reflect the new rules, which will affect Easter holiday crossings.
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At the time of writing, Spain is only welcoming UK tourists who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid. In any case, you must be able to prove your status.
To be considered fully vaccinated you must have completed a full vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. If you have been double vaccinated more than 270 days (nine months) before your trip to Spain, you will not be considered fully vaccinated unless you have received a booster shot.
Although the rules apply to everyone aged 12 and over, Spain has eased its restrictions on young people. Children aged 12 to 17 can visit Spain if they are unvaccinated provided they have proof of a negative Covid test.
Spanish authorities caused some confusion earlier this month when the Spanish Tourist Board announced the country was reopening to unvaccinated Britons who tested negative for Covid, with immediate effect. However, the Authorities backed down less than a day laterafter it turned out that was not the case.
The confusion is believed to have arisen after a bulletin was misinterpreted.
Pedro Medina, deputy director of the Spanish Tourist Board in the UK, said at the time: “We apologize unreservedly for the misunderstandings earlier today which were due to a misunderstanding of the new entry requirements.”
Travel restrictions can change rapidly due to the nature of the pandemic. Always check those of the Foreign Office Current travel advice for Spain before booking or starting a trip abroad.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/foreign-office-updates-entry-rules-26702177 The Federal Foreign Office is updating the entry requirements for Britons traveling to Spain at Easter