The Spanish government has refused to accept confirmation of Covid recovery as proof of entrance, putting thousands of peoples vacation plans in jeopardy.

Spain has rejected EU measures to simplify travel rules, putting half-term sunshine holidays in jeopardy for UK families. In an effort to assist families with single-jabbed children who have already contracted the virus, EU governments sought to implement new regulations based on passenger vaccination or recovery status. The NHS app will also be upgraded to allow youngsters aged 12 to 15 to verify their vaccination status and confirm whether they had previously been infected.

Spain, on the other hand, is poised to veto the updated EU standards, insisting on full vaccination status for all overseas visitors, including those from the United Kingdom. The Spanish government has refused to accept confirmation of Covid recovery as proof of entrance, putting thousands of families vacation plans in jeopardy. It has been said that travellers must have gotten a last dose of the vaccine or provide confirmation of a booster jab within 270 days of their arrival.

All passengers aged 12 and up are subject to the new guidelines. Children under the age of 12 who have not been vaccinated and teens beyond the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit throughout the holidays, including half term.

“Spain is in conversation with the EU and its allies regarding a prospective review of the entry requirements for tourists from third countries with a view to make the current procedures more flexible,” the Spanish Tourist Office in the UK said.


“Its possible that things will alter in the near future.”


All travellers must fill out and sign an online Health Control Form before travelling to Spain. Passengers must present the QR code (hardcopy or digital) they were given while filling out the form when they arrive.

From February 11, fully vaccinated immigrants in the UK will no longer be required to take a coronavirus test, and individuals who are not in that category will no longer be required to self-isolate.

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