Spain relaxes Covid entry restrictions for unvaccinated travelers

Spain relaxes Covid entry restrictions for unvaccinated travelers Education Beyond Borders Podcast

VERBALISTS EDUCATION news – We keep you informed on your education journey!

27-MAY-2022 | Spain eased its entry requirements for travelers from outside the European Union over the weekend, who will now be able to enter Spain with a negative PCR or rapid antigen test.

Previously only fully vaccinated travelers from outside of the EU were eligible to enter for non-essential travel.

Under the changes, travelers from outside the European Union can enter Spain for non-essential travel purposes if they provide either:

  • Covid vaccination certificate;
  • a certificate of recovery within the last 180 days;
  • a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure to Spain; or
  • a negative antigen test carries out in the 24 hours prior to departure.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the certification requirements.

France made a similar change in March.

Other nearby countries have also eased or scrapped Covid requirements in recent months. Italy and Greece recently dropped their proof-of-vaccination rules, in addition to other measures, while destinations such as the United Kingdom and Iceland have done away with all pandemic travel restrictions.

The move to ease entry measures is likely to be welcomed by Spain’s language teaching sector. As recently reported by StudyTravel Magazine, members of Spanish language school association FEDELE welcomed 53,530 students in 2021, which was a 61 per cent decrease compared with the record year of 2019.

Verbalists Education Podcast

For the latest news and interesting stories about education and languages we recommend Verbalists Education Beyond Borders. This podcast has quickly become popular among both education professionals and students.

Verbalists Education News

Stay on top of the most important education news and events, as well as scholarship offers! Subscribe for free:

Join 896 other subscribers

Leave a Reply