Spain further relaxes entry rules

By Lisa James
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Unvaccinated British travellers are now able to enter Spain if they show a valid COVID recovery certificate.

The destination is now allowing travellers from third countries who have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 180 days and have recovered.

The official Spain Travel Health website said: “A certificate issued by the competent authority or a medical service at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT or rapid antigen test is accepted as valid. The validity of the certificate shall end 180 days after the date of sampling.”

The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office has updated its travel advice to say:  “Travellers can now enter Spain by presenting documentation that certifies they have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the last six months.

“If you are traveling from the UK to Spain for tourism purposes, are not fully vaccinated but have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months, you can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain.

“There are some different entry requirements for children under 12 years old and those aged 12 to 17 inclusive.”

Fully vaccinated Brits must show proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival.

A Spanish health control form must be competed and a QR code shown on entry to the country.

Additional checks on entry, such as a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival, may also be carried out. Visitors may also be asked to take a COVID test up to 48 hours after arriving.

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