Foreign Office updates travel advice as Spain suddenly lifts restrictions

By Lisa James
21/10/2022
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Spain has dropped all COVID-related entry restrictions for non-EU travellers, including Brits, from today.

“As of October 21, the health control measures for passengers from non-EU or Schengen associated countries are without effect,” the Spanish Ministry of Interior wrote on its official Twitter account yesterday afternoon.

This means Brits can now enter Spain without proof of vaccination or a test certificate.

The UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to reflect the change. In an early hours announcement, it said: “From 21 October 2022, all COVID-19 travel restrictions for travellers to Spain have been lifted.”

Spain’s Interior Ministry said: “Taking into account the evolution of the pandemic at a global level and the epidemiological situation, it is advisable to leave without effect the sanitary control measures for people from countries not belonging to the European Union or with the consideration of countries Schengen partners.”

The move comes just ahead of the UK half-term break. In a tweet, Advantage CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said described it as ‘a bit of positive news’.

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