Spain holiday blow as strict Covid rules to be in place until at least November | The Sun
BRITS with holidays booked for Spain this year have been warned that Covid rules will remain in place until at least November.
Spain is one of the few European holiday destinations which still requires Brits to be fully vaccinated or have a Covid test to enter.
This means having both jabs, with the second no more than 270 days old, or with the third booster.
If you are not vaccinated, then you have to have a negative Covid test, either a PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test, taken within 24 hours of departure.
A Covid recovery certificate is also accepted.
The rules show no sign of being lifted, with them being enforced until November 15.
Read more travel stories
The top 10 all-inclusive hotels with waterparks in Spain on TripAdvisor
I had £25,000 of stuff stolen on holiday in Spain – here’s the mistake I made
Seamus McCauley at Holiday Extras has warned that holidaymakers could "easily miss" the rules which are still in place.
He said: "Making sure you’re fully prepared for your break needn’t take long.
"We’d recommend that everyone double-checks the entry rules for the destination they’re visiting in good time, and if eligible for their boosters – get them in good time, at least a fortnight before your departure date.”
Spain remains a popular holiday destination for Brits, especially in the winter months as the islands remain above 20C.
Most read in News Travel
Moment pilot asks passengers to decide where to disembark with a show of hands
Travel expert reveals clever trick to save suitcase space when on holiday
EasyJet and Ryanair cancel hundreds of flights – see if yours are affected
I’m an airline worker – here’s why you should never wear shorts on planes
Most European counties have scrapped their Covid entry requirements, although Spain, along with the Netherlands and Slovakia still have them in place.
Brits also need to have at least three months left on their passport to enter Spain.
New rules are in place for Brits heading to EU countries, which have been in place since Brexit.
A second rule no longer allows passports to be more than 10 years old – previous rules allowed them to be up to 10 years and nine months.
Read More on The Sun
Charles is a man wrestling with the weight of history and winning
The Queen’s secret signal using a lipstick revealed by former royal footman
Many holidaymakers have fallen victim to the confusing rules – and the Foreign Office has since updated the advice for Spain to make it clearer.
Earlier this year, a woman was kicked off her flight to Tenerife due to the confusing passport rules.
Source: Read Full Article