Spain Will Not Drop Covid Entry Rules – Prolonged Covid Entry Restrictions

Spain Will Not Drop Covid Entry Rules – Prolonged Covid Entry Restrictions

Even as several European countries drop all Covid-related travel restrictions, Spain confirmed that they will be keeping the travel restrictions for another month.

Spain had been expected to ease the entry requirements at the end of March to give a boost to Easter holiday travel.

Spain has extended its Covid entry requirements until 30 April 2022, which will hit some Easter holidaymakers from the United Kingdom. This means that UK travellers hoping for Easter getaways will need to meet specific requirements around Covid tests and vaccines.

Iceland, Norway and Denmark are just a few of the countries that have totally scrapped all Covid-related travel rules in recent weeks in a bid to attract visitors.

Entry To Spain From The UK

Only fully vaccinated UK travellers or those who can show proof of recovery from Covid can enter Spain. 

To enter, travellers must be able to prove they were fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days. If you received your second dose more than nine months ago, you must have had a booster jab to be allowed in. And, all arrivals must complete a passenger locator form.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers still cannot enter except for “essential” reasons.

Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 remain able to visit with a negative PCR test result when accompanied by vaccinated adults

The Spanish Ministry of Health also requires all travellers from an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) risk country to fill out the Health Control Form.

“If you come from a country at risk in relation to COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection or recovery from COVID-19.”

A statement of the Spanish Ministry

Spanish authorities still demand masks to be worn in indoor public spaces and on public transport including taxis.

The same rules apply whether you're heading to mainland Spain, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands.

Easter Holiday Almost Back To Pre-pandemic

Tourism officials said they expect international arrivals to reach 80 percent of pre-pandemic volumes this year, with Spain saying the Ukraine invasion was not having an impact on its tourism.

“Easter isn’t showing any direct impact from uncertainty caused by the conflict,”

Secretary of State for Tourism Fernando Valdes

Adding that he was confident the industry would bounce back from the drop caused by the Omicron coronavirus variant in late 2021 and early 2022.

According to reports, the Balearic and Canary Islands are among the fastest recovering destinations, with Ibiza and Tenerife registering more Easter bookings than before COVID.

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