Spain will demand negative PCR tests from high-risk countries and will require British tourists to provide proof of vaccination before entering the country, from December 1st.
Amid concerns over the new Omicron variant, from December 1st Spain will require negative PCR tests from high-risk countries and will require British tourists to provide a vaccination passport to enter the country.
The high-risk countries include Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Up until this point, British tourists were allowed to enter Spain if they could provide proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours previously.
According to yesterdays BOE, from Wednesday the 1st of December, Spain will only allow the entry of tourists from the UK and Northern Ireland if they can provide proof of vaccination.
The new rule only applies to tourists – tests and proof of recovery are still allowed for essential travel (e.g., returning home).
Boris Johnson sets out new measures
The UK will require anyone who enters to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival, and to self-isolate until they have a negative result.
In addition, the UK will require all contacts of those who test positive (suspected with the new Omicron variant) to self-isolate for 10 days regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not.
The Prime Minister stated that face masks will be mandatory again in shops and public transport in England from next week.
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