Spain tightens entry requirement for British travellers

 Thursday, July 1, 2021 

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In a latest turn of events, Spain has now joined Malta and Portugal to tighten entry requirements for travellers arriving from the UK.  Officials in Spain have confirmed travellers will require evidence of a negative PCR test or a complete vaccine programme when arriving from the United Kingdom.

The measure is expected to come into effect on July 2. The new legislation is for arrivals for the whole of Spain, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. However, while most of Spain remains on the amber list for UK travellers, the Balearic Islands have been added to the green list.

This means visitors arriving to the UK from the Balearic Islands will not need to quarantine on their return to the UK anymore. Despite this change in entry requirements to ensure the protection of both local residents and visitors, Spain said it sought to reinforce the value of its UK visitors and stressed that British guests “remain welcome”. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a statement that while the country looks forward to welcoming British holidaymakers, data coming from the United Kingdom shows concerning infection rates.

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