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Spain Travel: COVID-19 Risk List to Remain Unchanged for Another Week

The Spanish Ministry of Health has announced that the current categorisation of the European Union/European Economic Area countries will remain in place for another week.

This means that similar to last week, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Czechia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, France (with the exception of Mayotte), Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Norway, Malta, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Romania will remain part of the risk list until further notice.

Even though all these EU/EEA countries are part of the risk list, travellers from these areas can still enter Spain for travel purposes as long as they meet the entry rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Travellers entering Spain from one of the EU/EEA risk countries need to fill out the Health Control Form within 48 hours before arrival. This requirement applies to everyone, including those under the age of 12.

“All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea must fill in a health control form before travelling,” the statement of Spain’s official tourism website, Travel Safe, reads.

Additionally, everyone is also required to show one of the certificates that are part of the EU Digital COVID Pass upon their arrival.

“If you come from a country at risk in relation to COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, diagnostic test for active infection or recovery from COVID-19,” the Spanish authorities noted.

This means that travellers from EU/EEA risk areas are not required to follow additional entry rules as long as they hold one of the aforementioned documents.

In addition to the EU/EEA countries mentioned above, the risk list of Spain also includes all third-countries that are not part of the exemption list. Travellers from third countries can also travel to Spain for non-essential purposes as long as they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

A vaccination certificate is considered valid when reaching Spain if the document proves that the holder has completed primary vaccination within the last 270 days or if the holder has received an additional vaccine dose.

As for recovery certificates, the authorities have explained that the document is accepted as long as it proves that the holder has tested positive with the virus within the last 180 days.

>> Spain Permits Entry for Travellers From Third Countries With COVID-19 Recovery Certificates

In contrast to arrivals from risk areas, travellers entering Spain from a third country placed on the safe list do not need to present a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Spain’s safe list currently includes Colombia, Indonesia, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), and Taiwan.

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