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Spain issues new guidelines regarding vaccine requirements for travellers arriving from UK

Spain has issued new guidelines regarding vaccine requirements for travellers arriving from the United Kingdom.

Travellers arriving in Spain from the United Kingdom may now have to show proof of a booster shot of a approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter Spain. Travellers who have had two doses of the vaccine more than 270 days prior to travel will no longer be classified as fully jabbed. If this is the case, they must have received a booster vaccination at least 14 days prior to entry.

Travellers can show proof of a booster vaccination dose within the NHS Covid Pass for international travel. Note that children under the age of 12 do not need to show proof of being fully vaccinated.

Spain’s official tourism website states:

If you need a vaccination certificate, this must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the final dose of the complete (first) course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days ago. From that time, the certificate must show the administration of a booster vaccination.

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Travellers will also have to complete an online Health Control Form. Also, the travellers may have to undergo additional checks upon arrival in Spain, including a temperature check, visual health assessment or testing. Additionally, passengers may also be contacted and required to undergo a RT-PCR, TMA or LAMP test at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in the country.

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