Spain travel rules – current entry requirements as quarantine scrapped for mild Covid cases


As the Easter holiday period draws nearer, many countries around the world have been relaxing travel rules in a bid to boost tourism. International travel is recovering after being badly disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic over the last two years.

Spain, as one of the most popular holiday destinations among British tourists, is particularly keen to lure visitors back as pandemic restrictions ease and many travel from Birmingham Airport. The country’s government has announced another relaxation in its entry rules in order to increase visitor numbers.

People travelling to Spain with mild Covid symptoms will no longer need to take a test or isolate upon arrival in the country. So what exactly are the current entry restrictions in Spain?

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What are the current travel rules for Spain?

Arrivals in Spain who test positive for the coronavirus but who have either no symptoms or only mild symptoms are no longer required to quarantine for seven days as they were previously, the Mirror reports.

People with mild symptoms are advised to restrict social interactions, avoid contact with vulnerable people and wear a face mask when outside the home. Spain is the first major European Union country to scrap mandatory quarantine for people with mild symptoms.

Fully vaccinated people can enter Spain without needing to test before travelling. Two jabs of a recognised vaccine – plus a booster, if your last regular vaccine dose was more than 270 days ago – are required to be considered fully vaccinated.

According to the UK government’s official guidance for people travelling to Spain, unvaccinated adults can only enter the country for tourism purposes if they can prove they’ve had and recovered from the coronavirus within the last six months. A medical certificate will be required as proof.

Children aged between 12 and 17, however, can enter Spain provided they can present proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before arriving in Spain. Those aged under 12 are exempt from Spanish vaccination and testing requirements.

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