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Updated Covid travel rules for Spain, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands ahead of half term

Latest travel rules for UK travelers traveling to Spain, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands this summer on airlines including TUI, Jet2, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and more

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Travel rules for traveling to Spain? Everything you need to know

Spain holidays including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are on the agenda for sun-seeking Brits, although Covid travel rules still apply to British holidaymakers.

Holiday giants like TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways offer many of these holiday offers and cheap flights to the hotspots, regardless of whether you are planning a trip for the May holidays, the semester break or the summer holidays.

For those not tied to the school holidays, Spain and the islands already offer hot and sunny weather for the holidays April, Can and June to.

However, there are still travel rules if you want to visit. There has been some confusion in recent weeks when Spanish authorities announced unvaccinated Brits could enter with a Covid test, just to Apply the decision hours later because of a misunderstanding.







Spain and the islands are open to Brits on holiday – but there are entry requirements
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So what are the latest travel rules for Spain, Canary and Balearic Islands?

We take a look at their entry requirements for Britons below…

Spain entry requirements

If you wish to visit Spain you will need to show that you are either fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid.

To be considered fully vaccinated you must have completed a full vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. If you have completed this more than 270 days (nine months) before your trip to Spain you will need a booster shot to qualify as fully vaccinated.

Although the rules apply to anyone aged 12 and over, Spain has eased its restrictions on unvaccinated youngsters aged 12 to 17 who can visit if they have proof of a negative Covid test before travel.







Spain is open to vaccinated Britons for holiday, as well as those with proof of recent recovery from Covid
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If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to fill out a health form prior to travel. However, travelers arriving with proof of recovery from Covid, or unvaccinated teenagers aged 12 to 17 must complete an online pre-travel form, which must be completed no later than 48 hours before travel to Spain.

Currently, unvaccinated Britons cannot enter on holiday unless they can show proof of recovery.

Regarding local Covid rules, Spain recently relaxed its face mask rules This means you no longer need to wear these indoors like restaurants and bars. (The country has already removed a requirement to wear face coverings outdoors).

Travel regulations for the Canary Islands

The rules of the Canary Islands are similar to those of Spain; You must be fully vaccinated or have proof of recovery to visit. (Again, unvaccinated teenagers aged 12 to 17 can visit as long as they have proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of travel).

You may also need to provide proof of a negative Covid test for your accommodation – check with your tour operator or travel agent.

All travelers are required to complete an online pre-trip form prior to visiting the Canary Islands.

If you’re traveling to the islands from Spain, the Foreign Office’s travel advisory advises: “To travel to the Canary or Balearic Islands from mainland Spain, you may be required to show a negative COVID test, depending on the region you’re traveling from Check with your tour operator and local authorities at your final destination for information on domestic entry requirements.”

Recently the Canaries have had a holiday boost for Brits ended their local Covid restrictionsincluding lifting capacity restrictions on venues like bars and restaurants and allowing dancing in nightclubs again.

Travel regulations for the Balearic Islands

Travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid if they wish to enter the Balearic Islands for a holiday. According to the Balearics Tourism Board website, proof of recent recovery or a negative Covid test will not be accepted for travelers arriving from the UK. (Learn more at the website of the tourist board )

Regardless of vaccination status, anyone entering the Balearic Islands must complete an online pre-travel health check form.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.







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Are you traveling from Spain to the islands?

The travel advisory from the Federal Foreign Office points out: “In order to travel from mainland Spain to the Canary or Balearic Islands, you may need to show a negative COVID test, depending on the region you are traveling from. Check with your tour operator and local authorities at your final destination for guidance on domestic entry requirements.”

Will you be booking a holiday to Spain this summer or waiting at the last minute to see if entry requirements change? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Travel restrictions can change rapidly due to the nature of the pandemic. Always check those of the Foreign Office Current travel advice for Spain covering mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands before booking or embarking on a trip.

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