Spain lifts all remaining Covid restrictions for Travellers

Spain has lifted all its Covid travel restrictions for holidaymakers with immediate effect.

The decision comes into effect from today and will be welcome news for the thousands of Brits planning a half-term break.

The lifting of the rules has been confirmed by the Spanish Government.

It says the restrictions on travellers was no longer justified given the drop in cases.

The British Government has also confirmed the new situation in a midnight update.

In its updated travel advice on the Foreign Office Website, it said: “From 21 October 2022, all Covid travel restrictions for travellers to Spain have been lifted.”

The rules that previously applied to travellers coming to Spain no longer apply. Here’s an update:

  • You are no longer required to show proof of being fully vaccinated.
  • You are no longer required to show proof of a negative Covid test.
  • You are no longer required to show proof of having recovered from Covid in the last six months.
  • You are no longer required to complete a health control form prior to travel.
  • Spain last month removed the requirement for Brit holidaymakers to complete a health declaration form and present it on arrival.

But the country kept its Covid travel restrictions in place.

During the pandemic, British travellers repeatedly found trips to Spain disrupted with uncertainty by rules imposed by both countries, sometimes at short notice.

Travel into a number of countries outside of Europe remains difficult without proof of vaccination, including the US.