Spain travel rules change, good news for sun-loving Brits

Spain has made it easier for unvaccinated people to enter the country, welcome news for Britons seeking sunshine this spring and summer. Until now, pandemic rules have meant travelers had to be fully stung to enter without testing or quarantine.

However, the latest measures introduced mean that anyone who has not been vaccinated but has recovered from Covid within the past six months can now enter the country.

Under current Spanish government rules, you can enter Spain from the UK for tourist purposes if you can present valid proof of compliance with vaccination requirements or a medical certificate that you have recovered from Covid within six month preceding the trip, reports the Echo of Liverpool.

You can use UK proof of Covid recovery registration or a recovery certificate issued by a competent health authority or medical service to attest to your Covid status. At least 11 days must have passed since your first positive PCR, or similar, or rapid-throughput antigen test.

The recovery record or certificate will be valid for 180 days from the date of the positive test and should include the following information:

  • your full name
  • the date you first tested positive for Covid
  • the type of test administered (e.g. Covid Nucleic Acid Amplification Test – NAAT (PCR or similar) or rapid antigen test)
  • the name of the country issuing the recovery file or certificate
  • documentary evidence of the diagnostic test from which the recovery certificate is derived

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 inclusive traveling for tourism can enter Spain by presenting a document certifying that they have carried out a COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test – NAAT or a recovery certificate.

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