20th May 2022 @ 9:00 am

It seems highly probable that Spain will shortly permit visitors from non-EU countries, including the UK, to enter with just a negative test result. This means that a certificate of vaccination or recovery will no longer be necessary for British visitors over the age of 16 (under 16s can currently enter with a negative test).

Yesterday, Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told Onda Cero “It will be a matter of days until we eliminate a restriction that could be discouraging visitors from outside the European Union from visiting Spain, and to do so we’re going to stop demanding the vaccine certificate and permit them to enter with a negative test result.”

With this move, Spain would be following the lead of countries like Italy and Greece, who have already taken similar measures. Reyes insisted that the change would occur in “a matter of days” and would be “good news”.

“Always bearing caution in mind, we can say that Spain is a safe destination,” she said “we are 92% vaccinated and tourism is recovering at a rate we couldn’t have imagined in January. Our tourism will be the crank-handle with which we restart our economy this year.”

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