Spain has relaxed entry restrictions for unvaccinated travellers entering the country from outside of the European Union.
Previously, unvaccinated non-EU visitors (including those from the United Kingdom) could only visit Spain if they were able to provide proof of recovery from COVID-19 (valid for 180 days from the date of a positive test). This route of entry will still be available. However, now there’s an easier way.
Unvaccinated travellers can now also take a RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure, or an antigen test 24 hours before departure.
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The move brings non-EU travellers visiting Spain in line with those from inside the EU and Schengen area.
Reyes Marato, Tourism Minister of Spain, as reported by the BBC, said:
This is excellent news, much awaited by the tourism sector. Spain is becoming one of the most desired destinations in the world.
Vaccinated travellers do not have to take a pre-departure test, but must be able to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination record. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from having to test or provide vaccination proof.
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