30
November
2021
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12:44
Europe/Amsterdam

SPAIN UPDATES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UK TRAVELLERS

FROM 01 DECEMBER, UK TRAVELLERS REQUIRED TO SHOW VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

Due to new COVID variants of concern, Spain has updated its entry requirements and from 01 December, travellers from the United Kingdom arriving to Spain will need to show a vaccination certificate.

Prior to 01 December, travellers from the United Kingdom have been able to enter Spain with a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 diagnostic test. The changes mean that from 01 December all travellers from the United Kingdom will need to show proof of being fully-vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain.

Children under 12 years old are exempt when travelling with an adult.*

Prior to travelling to Spain, all passengers must also present a QR code which is obtained from filling in the Health Control Form (FCS in Spanish) available via Spain Travel Health (SpTH).

Spain reinforces its position as a safe holiday destination with one of the highest vaccinations rates worldwide (almost 90% of the population age 12 and over) and one of the lowest COVID rates in Europe. Based on Spain’s Ministry of Health data from a seven-day period up until 26 November 2021, the accumulated incidence rate of COVID infection in Spain is 97.98 per 100,000 residents.

This new legislation is for UK travellers** prior to their arrival to the whole of Spain, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

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* The Spanish authorities are aware of the challenges around the vaccination status of children and teenagers aged 12 and over in the United Kingdom and are liaising with the British authorities on this point. However, at present, the health of residents and visitors in Spain remains the top priority.

**Note this rule is for UK travellers (not applicable to Spaniards or other European citizens or their families). For more information, please visit Spain’s Ministry of Health website - https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm

For more information about travelling to and around Spain safely, please visit https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/.