Spain drops Vaccine rules for kids

Spain has introduced it is going to loosen its border necessities, with youngsters over 12 from non-EU international locations now not needing to be totally vaccinated.

The Spanish authorities introduced that it’s enjoyable its journey guidelines from Monday, which shall be a lift for British holidaymakers planning to go overseas in February half-term.

Kids aged 12 to 17 will now be capable of go to by exhibiting a detrimental PCR take a look at taken inside 72 hours of arrival in Spain, as an alternative choice to presenting a Covid certificates with proof of getting been totally vaccinated.

Reyes Maroto, Spain’s minister for commerce, business and tourism, mentioned: “As one of many world’s favorite tourism locations, we’re dedicated to creating journey to Spain a protected and straightforward expertise for our guests, particularly for households travelling with youngsters.”

All different UK travellers, excluding youngsters beneath 12, will nonetheless have to current a Covid certificates exhibiting proof of being totally vaccinated at the least 14 days previous to arrival in Spain. If greater than 270 days have handed for the reason that final dose was administered, proof of a booster jab can be required.

Previous to travelling to Spain, all passengers should additionally current a QR code which is obtained from filling within the Well being Management Type (FCS in Spanish) obtainable by way of Spain Journey Well being (SpTH).

Tourism our bodies welcomed the transfer, with a spokesperson for ABTA, the British Journey Affiliation, saying the adjustments to the principles will imply extra households will be capable of take pleasure in a break in one of many UK’s hottest abroad vacation locations.

“This, together with the UK additionally enjoyable its journey necessities, means it’s getting simpler for folks to set off on their long-awaited holidays overseas.

“With two-thirds of households saying their holidays are extra vital to them now than earlier than the pandemic, the newest adjustments ought to give extra folks confidence to e-book their much-missed international vacation,” the spokesperson added. What are the current travel rules for Spain? All fully vaccinated individuals must follow these four basic steps when entering Spain. If you’re unvaccinated, different rules apply, and you will not be permitted entry to Spain. From Sunday 13 February at midnight, rules will be relaxed for unvaccinated children and teens, allowing them to travel using a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain. In a rule change effective from 1 February, Spain (including the Canary Islands) has set an expiry date on the validity of your vaccination status.

From this date, you’ll need to prove it’s been at least 14 days and no more than 270 days since your second dose. If it’s been more than 270 days since your second dose you’ll need to show proof of a booster jab. You cannot use the UK’s proof of recovery record to enter Spain. Exact details of the rules for unvaccinated teenagers travelling to Spain have not yet been confirmed, and are therefore not included below. STEP 1 – Show evidence that you are fully vaccinated, with a second dose no longer than 270 days ago (or additional evidence of a booster). Book and pay for a pre-departure PCR test for anyone between the ages of 12-17 who is not yet fully vaccinated. STEP 2 –

Fill in the Spanish health control form within 48 hours of travel STEP 3 – Fill in UK passenger locator form up to 48 hours before returning home

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2022/02/can-i-travel-to-spain-from-uk/ – Which?

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