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Spain tightens Covid restrictions for UK visitors from the 01st of December.

From the 01st of December tourists from the UK to Spain including the Canary Islands can only enter if they can show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.


From Wednesday a negative PCR test or if you have recovered from covid will not be sufficient. 


This is according to a Spanish government bulletin published today the 28th of November.  


Children under age 12 are exempt. 


The tightened travel restrictions amid concern about the new Omicron coronavirus variant.


Up to now, UK visitors were admitted to Spain if they could show proof they had been fully vaccinated against coronavirus or a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arriving.


The change is for now until the end of the year, midnight on New Year’s Eve.


The change will not affect UK citizens who have Spanish residency. 


A large number of UK visitors are expected to visit the Canary Islands during the Christmas holidays. 


Official websites have also been updated today and state.


If you come from a HIGH-RISK country at the health controls on arrival in Spain you will have to present, regardless of having a vaccination or recovery certificate, your SpTH QR code together with a SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test certificate, with a negative result no less than 72 hours prior to arrival.  Under 12 years of age are not affected. 


The UK currently is a risk country and not a high-risk country. 


Current high-risk countries. 

South Africa

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