Spain issued the relaxation of COVID rules, and Spain has become one of the first EU countries to eliminate the requirement for symptomatic patients to test and self-isolate.
Those with minor symptoms of the virus now got permission to walk around. However, public health experts advise them to be cautious when socializing and wear a mask out.
It came after re-entering unvaccinated minors from outside the EU last month. Probably, it will give those planning a Spanish Easter trip even more reason to visit.
There are several reasons why the Mediterranean nation was the world’s second – most visited country before the epidemic. Of course, its rich architectural legacy, sunny beaches and excellent gastronomy attract everyone. And, of course, there’s the perennial favorite of British vacationers.
As the world adjusts to international travel in the COVID era, the Spanish tourism sector will grow to over 90% of its size in 2019. Moreover, the tourism industry in Spain will increase by 90% in 2020. So, if you’re one of the numerous tourists planning a vacation to Spain in 2022, you should know.
The recent requirements for entering Spain
In principle, travelers outside the EU need to fill out Spain’s Health Control Form 48 hours before their trip. Like, including the history of COVID exposure and contact information. You can do this online using the Spain Travel Health app or website (which generates a QR code) or handing in a paper version before boarding.
Those from a European country where COVID is more widely used will give additional information via the COVID Certificate (EUDCC). On the weekly updated Spanish ‘risk’ list, there are now 29 EU/EEA countries. Visitors from certain countries, including Germany, France, and Italy, must produce proof of vaccination or the EUDCC.
In Spain, what counts completely vaccinated?
All travelers had their second vaccination 14 days before their journey, considered vaccinated entirely by the Spanish government. You must have an entire course of vaccinations from a WHO or EMA-approved vaccine. Spain has placed a 270-day expiration period for vaccine passports since 1 February, in line with the rest of the EU. If your second vaccination occurred more than nine months ago, you’d need booster shots.
The rules for teenagers and children
Children under the age of 12 do not require vaccine proof or undertake any examinations. This rule is in effect across Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
However, the Health Control Form must be completed and signed on their behalf. Children aged 12 to 17 are not needed to be completely vaccinated. They can enter Spain with a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival. Alternatively, fully vaccinated British youngsters aged 12 to 15 can use an NHS COVID Pass letter to show their immunity for overseas travel.
COVID rules vary for different regions.
Because the rules differ from region to region in Spain, it’s critical to double-check the specific regulations for your destination. To determine whether museums have decreased capacity, visit the interactive map on the Spanish Tourist Board’s Travel Safe website.
To visit accommodation or other venues in some places, you may need to produce proof of vaccination; either the EUDCC or a valid, up-to-date NHS COVID Pass will suffice.