Holidays in Spain: There are new travel requirements that UK travelers must adhere to when on vacation in Europe.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, British tourists have had to adjust to a slew of new travel restrictions in Spain. Travel experts have chastised the government for rapidly altering rules that have caused big airlines to become confused.
There are also new EU restrictions in place for British cars and pet travel in Spain, which British holidaymakers must adhere to. The Mediterranean hotspot is one of the most popular holiday locations in the United Kingdom, with many tourists flocking to the stunning Costa del Sol.
According to the UK Government’s current travel guidelines for Spain, British travelers must produce a pre-travel declaration form upon arrival in Spain.
The restriction applies to all travelers over the age of 12 and requires a negative Covid test or confirmation of immunization.
Although Spain will recognize the NHS Covid 19 immunization record, Portugal will not until October 4th.
Certificates of recovery from Covid issued within the last six months are presently not accepted for entry into Spain by UK tourists.
Tourists planning to visit the Balearic or Canary Islands should check with their travel agent to see if there are any additional entrance restrictions.
Facemasks must be worn within public venues and outside when a 1.5m social distance cannot be maintained, according to some Covid standards.
The restrictions for nightclubs and the maximum number of people allowed in entertainment venues vary by region in Spain.
The Balearic Islands have recently declared that nightclubs would reopen on October 8, although access may require a Covid vaccination passport.
Tourists from the United Kingdom should check with local authorities or their travel agent to see if there are any restrictions in place.
British travelers must take a day two PCR test when they return to the UK. Later in October, this test will be replaced by a lateral flow test.
British double-vaccinated travelers must also take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK until October 4.
Because Spain is on the UK’s “rest of world” list, it will not be subjected to quarantine at a government-run facility.
In Spain, British drivers must now cover or remove their conventional GB sticker and replace it with a UK sticker or a UK “signifier” on their license plates.
The UK government stated, “If your number plate has any of the following: a GB identification, you will need to show a UK sticker conspicuously on the back of your car.”