Spain changes travel rules in boost for unvaccinated holidaymakers

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Spain changes travel rules in boost for unvaccinated holidaymakers. The major change has been announced by the Foreign Office.

When entering Spain holidaymakers previously had to be fully vaccinated to avoid undergoing tests or quarantine. As part of the new measures, unvaccinated travellers who have beaten the coronavirus in the last six months will be able to enter Spain.

Holidaymakers from the UK can head to Spain under the new rules if they can prove they have been vaccinated or that they have recovered from COVID. The recovery must have taken place in the last six months before travelling.

According to The Liverpool Echo, since taking the first positive COVID test, 11 days must have passed before travelling. This can be a PCR test or similar or a rapid antigen test.

In Spain, the recovery certificate will only be valid for 180 days though. This will be from the date of the positive test. Official recovery certificates must be obtained that show the person’s full name along with other details such as the issuing country and the type of test undertaken.

Children aged between 12 and 17 years old can enter Spain with a COVID test or a recovery certificate.

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