Spain makes major change to Covid travel rules on vaccination

Spain had a few of Europe’s hardest journey restrictions with all non-EU residents required to point out proof of vaccination, a latest restoration certificates or a damaging check consequence. Nonetheless, from September 20 the nation has determined to drop the necessity for unvaccinated Britons to fill out the Spain Journey Well being type.

In response to a doc from the Ministry of Well being, the transfer is designed to normalise worldwide journey.

It posted on Fb: “Beginning tomorrow, September 20, it can not be mandatory to finish the well being examine type to journey to Spain or current the QR code of the SPTH on the airport on arrival.”

Within the official doc it stated: “The measures to restrict worldwide mobility have to be utilized in compliance with the final rules of Union Regulation, and should not transcend what’s strictly essential to safeguard public well being and have to be lifted when the epidemiological state of affairs, significantly in hospitals, permits it.”

Unvaccinated Britons used to need to fill out the Spain Journey Well being Kind to enter the nation.

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Nonetheless, this may not be required for unvaccinated Britons who need to vacation in Spain.

It isn’t but clear whether or not vaccinated Britons will nonetheless want to point out their vaccination certificates on arrival in Spain or if unvaccinated Britons will nonetheless have to take a check. 

Temperature controls at airports and necessary face masks on planes are anticipated to stay in place in the intervening time.

The UK Authorities hasn’t up to date its journey recommendation but so Britons are suggested to examine the newest tips with their airline earlier than travelling.


The information could come as a shock to some Britons as Spain solely simply prolonged its Covid guidelines.

It had beforehand introduced that restrictions on unvaccinated non-EU travellers would stay till no less than November 19.

Donal Kane, a journey vaccination knowledgeable, tweeted: “Fairly weird given they simply prolonged them till mid November, however no person will probably be dissatisfied to see the final EU nation dropping restrictions.”

On the weekend, the Netherlands additionally determined to drop its Covid entry necessities making journey easier for Britons.

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Vacationers not have to point out proof of vaccination, a damaging check consequence or a certificates of restoration to journey to the Netherlands.

The 2 EU international locations had been the final within the bloc to keep up Covid journey restrictions on unvaccinated vacationers.

Spain had ditched Covid restrictions for EU travellers however Britons and different non-EU residents nonetheless needed to comply with them.

Spain is among the UK’s high vacationer locations and thousands and thousands of Britons journey to vacation there annually.

The Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol are two of Spain’s high vacationer locations on account of their gorgeous seashores.

Throughout winter many Britons journey to the Canary Islands which boast heat temperatures all 12 months spherical.

Britons are suggested to examine the newest tips earlier than journey as restrictions can change quickly.

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