Spain extends Covid rules until next month – ruining bank holiday plans

SPAIN has extended their Covid entry rules until next month – scuppering bank holiday plans for many.

Authorities in the country are keeping in place certain rules for visitors until June 15.

This means Brits still need to provide proof of their Covid vaccination to enter Spain including on the Jubilee bank holiday dates in early June.

The entry rules differ depending on if the country you're arriving from is in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA).

However, if you are arriving from a "third country" – which includes the UK – then travelers will be permitted into the country only if they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, or if they fall onto the exemption list.

The rules are slightly different for youngsters between 12-18, who can enter Spain by presenting a negative PCR test alone.

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For travellers from the EU or EEA, a vaccination certificate,recovery certificate, or negative test result between 72 and 48 hours before arriving in Spain is needed.

The extension is believed to have been implemented after Spanish authorities grew concerned by the infection rates.

Spain has registered 65,897 new Covid cases in the last 7 days, according to the World Health Organisation.

By comparison, England has registered 76,867 in the same period.

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The extension will come as a blow to those hoping to jet off to Spain over the next few weeks, with Covid certification causing confusion for some who have traveled since the beginning of the pandemic.

There had been speculation last month that Spain's rules were set to go, which would have allowed unvaccinated Brits to travel to destinations like Barcelona or Costa del Sol effortlessly.

Last month Spain's Ministry of Health also announced they were still keeping face masks mandatory on planes and other public transport, despite the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) easing their own rules.

Brits also need to have at least three months left on their passport to enter Spain.

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