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Spain Extends Covid-19 Entry Restrictions yet Again

Spain Extends Covid-19 Entry Restrictions yet Again

On 15 September, Spain announced the extension of its entry restrictions for travellers outside of the EU including the UK until 15 November. The announcement was published in the Official State Gazette of Spain (BOE or Boletín Oficial del Estado).

Hence, Travellers from outside of the mentioned territories, such as people from Non-EU countries including the UK, are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Covid-19 vaccination certificate: You have to submit a certificate that proves your vaccination status to the Spanish authorities. The certificate must show that you have completed your vaccination course not more than 270 days prior to your flight. If more than 270 days have passed, you must show proof of receiving your booster shot.  
  2. Negative Covid-19 Test Report – It can be either a PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight or an antigen test taken within 24 hours before the flight. 
  3. Recovery Certificate –  If you have contracted Covid-19 within the 6 months before the flight then you can use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your Covid-19 status.

People who still have yet to receive their vaccinations and who cannot present proof of recovery must fill out Spain’s Travel Health Control form. This form also applies to all children under the age of 12 who are not required to do any testing.

According to recent updates, 48 non-EU countries have already joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate equivalence system. If your country is not on the list, then you will have to fill in Spain’s health control form.

The UK is on the list which exempts them from going through this form. This is exciting news for the Brits as Spain has become their top holiday destination in 2022.

Based on the latest data collected from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), 8.4 million Brits visited Spain within the first seven months of the year.

All Covid-19 restrictions within Spain except for wearing masks in places with public gatherings have ended.

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

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