Spain Prolongs COVID-19 Entry Measures Up to March 20

The Ministry of Health of Spain has announced in its most recent report that European Union and European Economic Area members will be on the list of risk countries for a further week.

Spain Prolongs COVID-19 Entry Measures Up to March 20

The Ministry of Health of Spain has announced in its most recent report that European Union and European Economic Area members will be on the list of risk countries for a further week.

This list has been updated on Tuesday, March 14 and will be valid until March 20 visaoperations.com says.

The current risk-list of Spain includes all the EU/EEA nations: Belgium, Austria, Germany, Czechia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, France (with the exclusion of Mayotte), Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Norway, Malta, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland Portugal, Poland, Slovenia Netherlands, Sweden, and Romania.

However, those from these countries are able to be admitted to Spain to travel, as long as they meet the COVID-19 entry conditions.

Travelers who are traveling to Spain from any of the EU/EEA countries listed on the risk list are required to complete the Health Control Form. Additionally, they have to show one of the documents included in the COVID-19 Pass for EU citizens.

"If you're from a nation at risk of COVID-19, then you need to show an official certificate or another document that proves vaccination, diagnostic test or active disease and recovery from COVID-19" the Ministry explains.

According to this statement, any traveler who is from one of the EU/EEA nations mentioned above must have a valid vaccine or recovery certificate to gain access without restriction into Spain.

Additionally, those who have the COVID-19 test as negative that was recently taken can also be admitted to Spain without the need to adhere to additional rules for entry.

A certificate of vaccination is valid upon entry into Spain only if the certificate shows that the holder completed the primary vaccination within the past nine months. However, a recovery certificate is valid provided it demonstrates that the person has recovered from the virus in the past 180 days.

For the COVID-19 negative tests, The Ministry states that Spain accepts PCR tests that are taken within 72 hours, and speedy antigen tests done within 24 hours of the arrival.

In addition to the EU/EEA risk countries, The risk list for Spain comprises all other third-party countries, not on the list of exempted countries. Third-country travelers can travel to Spain to travel only if they have an official certificate of vaccination or recovery.

Contrary to the arrivals of countries classified as risk areas by Spanish officials as high-risk zones travelers from third-party countries considered safe are allowed to be admitted to Spain with no restrictions. They don't need to provide a valid vaccine or recovery certificate.

The current list of safe third countries comprises China (including Hong Kong and Macau, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Qatar, Peru, Kuwait, and Taiwan.


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