Spain extends Covid travel rules to 15 June

Spain has prolonged its strict Covid-19 restrictions till 15 June, which embody solely permitting absolutely vaccinated individuals to enter the nation and retaining masks on public transport.

The preliminary authorities order round public well being and Covid-19, carried out in July 2020, was set to be lifted on 15 Could.

However on Saturday 14 Could Spain’s Ministry of the Inside signed an extension that may take the present tips as much as midnight on 15 June.

The extension order states: “The border order to be issued by the Minister for Residence Affairs extends all present restrictions on Spain’s exterior land, sea and air borders underneath the suggestions of the Council of the European Union because of the well being disaster attributable to Covid till 24.00 hours on June 15, 2022, and replaces the present one, which expires on Sunday, 15 Could.”

At current, holidaymakers aged 18 and over should have had two vaccine doses with the intention to go to Spain. Your second jab should have been given inside the previous 270 days, after which level you want a booster jab.

Alternatively, they might present proof of restoration: travellers can use the UK proof of Covid-19 restoration report or a restoration certificates issued by a related well being authority or medical service.

The foundations are barely completely different for these aged 17 and underneath: teenagers aged 12-17 can go to by presenting a unfavorable PCR consequence from a check taken inside the 72 hours earlier than they arrive in Spain (antigen exams will not be accepted).

In the meantime youngsters 11 and underneath wouldn’t have to point out proof of vaccination, restoration or a PCR check – however they should have a well being type stuffed in with their particulars (as should all worldwide guests).

On 20 April, Spain dropped its requirement to put on a masks in crowded out of doors areas and indoor areas exterior of public transport – together with planes, trains, buses and ferries – hospitals and care houses, pharmacies and well being centres.

Spain and Italy are outliers in a European panorama the place greater than 15 vacation locations have now dropped all Covid-related restrictions.

On Monday, the EUstopped advising travellers to put on masks on planes, with airways within the bloc in a position to make their very own guidelines relating to mask-wearing.

Typically, airways nonetheless ask holidaymakers to put on a masks throughout a flight the place the departure level or vacation spot nonetheless requires masks on public transport.

Spain and Italy – which has additionally prolonged its Covid well being guidelines into June -both made it clear that they nonetheless count on guests to put on masks on planes into the nation and as they disembark.

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