The TRAVEL rules for Irish nationals visiting Spain have changed as of today, so make sure you stay up to date with the latest Covid restrictions.
From today, Spain will only allow entry to Irish tourists who can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.
Anyone who received a second dose more than nine months ago must have a third booster shot to be allowed in.
The booster must be given more than 14 days before departure.
Passengers with no proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the past 6 months, must present proof of a negative PCR test result performed within 72 hours prior to arrival.
The new requirement could cause problems for the Irish, who have not been boosted and hope to visit Spain in half a term.
Here are other rules in the regions of Spain to also know before you depart for your break.
Spanish city Murcia has additional Covid restrictions Reserve your spot until February 4th.
Indoor capacity for hotel and nightlife businesses in Murcia is capped at 75%, according to the English-speaking Spanish news agency Olive press machine.
Dancing is prohibited, no more than 10 people can sit together indoors or 12 people outdoors, and non-essential businesses must close between 1am and 6am.
The Canary island currently operating under different Covid alert levels.
Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria are located on 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.
Up to six people can meet indoors or outdoors, and residents and visitors are not allowed in the spa and sauna.
Fake passports must be presented to enter all premises.
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is still on Level 3.
The Balearics is using the same Covid alert level system as the Canary Islands.
MajorcaMenorca, Ibiza and Formentera, are on Level 3 Covid alert – 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.
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