Spain: British nationals are still subject to entry rules despite the abandonment of national measures

Even though Spain has already eased some of its domestic restrictions, travelers from the UK are still required to follow COVID-19 entry rules.

The Spanish Ministry of Health explains that all British travelers over the age of 12 are currently only allowed to enter Spain if they have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

This means that those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus cannot enter Spain for travel purposes, even if they hold a negative COVID-19 test result taken recently.

UK travelers who have been vaccinated/recovered from the virus should ensure they meet the validity period that Spain has for their pass to be recognised.

The Spanish authorities explain that the country currently only accepts vaccination certificates proving that the holder has completed the primary vaccination within the last 270 days or has received an additional dose of vaccine.

On the other hand, recovery certificates are only accepted if the document proves that the holder has recovered from the virus within the last 180 days.

In addition to having to hold one of the passes mentioned above, UK travelers are also required to complete the Health Check Form before entering Spain.

Travelers from the UK who hold one of the two passes and have completed the health check form are allowed to enter Spain for all kinds of purposes without being required to follow additional entry rules.

Spain continues to keep entry rules in place for travelers from the UK as well as those from other countries despite the decision to drop some of its national COVID-19 restrictions.

Spain has just dropped the requirement to wear a face mask. Travelers, as well as Spanish citizens, are no longer required to wear a face mask when accessing the majority of public places.

“It is no longer compulsory to wear a face mask outdoors or indoors in Spain. There are certain exceptions where it is still necessary to wear them, such as in health centers, services and establishments (for example , in health centres, hospitals or pharmacies) and in socio-sanitary establishments (workers and visitors in common areas)”, reads the statement from the Spanish authorities.

However, it was noted that the requirement to wear a face mask still remains mandatory for those using buses, trains or any other type of public passenger transport. In addition, wearing a mask also remains compulsory for all those who use aircraft.

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