By Tamsin Brown • 27 November 2021 • 12:14
The new entry requirements for passengers to provide a COVID vaccination certificate will be implemented from next Wednesday, December 1 and will affect all those travelling from the UK.
From next December 1, Spain will only allow entry to passengers from the UK with a valid COVID vaccination certificate. Negative tests or already having had the virus will no longer be enough to gain entry, as they have been until now.
The Spanish Ministry of Health has taken the decision to modify travel restrictions for passengers from countries that do not belong to the EU or the Schengen Area due to reasons of public order and public health. They published the information in the Official State Gazette (BOE) this Saturday 27 November.
Certain countries and special administrative regions that are not considered high-risk will be exempt from the new restrictions. These countries include Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and China, along with some regions of Hong-Kong and Taiwan.
Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the Interior Minister, said that the appearance of new variants of the virus had led them to increase travel restrictions. Spain will have the right to deny entry to passengers that do not have a valid COVID vaccination certificate that has been previously approved by the Ministry of Health.
The restrictions are set to be in place until December 31.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.