Updated advice for visitors to Spain and what to expect on arrival

Holidaymakers heading to Spain now quarantine restrictions have been relaxed will still have to satisfy a set of rules before entering the country.

Spain is among the countries on the government’s list of quarantine-free places British holidaymakers can visit.

It became exempt from Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice against all non-essential international travel based on coronavirus risk, reports the ManchesterEveningNews.

Many tour operators and airlines have already resumed routes to Spain or are planning to restart operations in the coming days.

However, the FCO says UK visitors will be subject to the following requirements when they arrive at their destination:

  • They must provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to coronavirus from 48 hours prior to travel
  • Visitors will undergo a temperature check
  • Arrivals will have a visual health assessment on arrival

Spain is currently in the ‘new normal’ phase, concluding the de-escalation plan and sees the return of cross-regional mobility.

This also means that protective protocols and safety measures remain in place and visitors should observe guidelines set out by the Spanish Government at all times.

Key measures include:

  • social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • mandatory use of face masks in public spaces for everyone aged six and above. Fines can be implemented if this rule is not followed. However there are exceptions for sufferers of respiratory illnesses.
  • track and trace – all shops, businesses and transport companies are obliged to keep passengers’ contact information (where provided) for up to four weeks for tracking and tracing purposes.
  • establishments such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants should adhere to all measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19.
  • capacity restrictions in place at beaches and the use of booking systems.
  • Any visitors testing positive during their stay in Spain, may be moved to specific designated accommodation to prevent further spread.

Before returning to the UK, passengers must complete a form providing journey and contact details.

This cannot be done until 48 hours before arrival in the UK..

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