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The Spanish authorities have announced that all European Union/European Economic Area countries will continue to remain part of its risk list until April 3.
The Ministry of Health of Spain updated the risk list on March 28 and revealed that travellers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (except Mayotte), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden would continue to be required to meet entry rules.
According to the Ministry, all travellers who reach Spain from an EU/EEA risk country need to fill out the Health Control Form. In addition, they must also present one of the certificates that is part of the EU COVID-19 Pass – a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“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 statement of the Spanish Ministry of Health reads.
This means that all EU/EEA travellers who present a valid document are permitted restriction-free entry to Spain regardless of the reason for their trip.
When it comes to the validity of the COVID-19 certificates, the Spanish Ministry of Health explains that the country recognises only vaccination passes that indicate that the holder has completed primary vaccination within the last 270 days or has received a booster shot.
On the other hand, recovery certificates are accepted as long as they prove that the holder recovered from the virus in the last 180 days.
As for EU/EEA travellers who plan on entering Spain by presenting a negative COVID-19 test result, the authorities have explained that they recognise both PCR and rapid antigen tests. The PCR test has to be taken.
Apart from the EU/EEA countries mentioned above, Spain’s risk list also includes tens of other third countries. Third country travellers can currently enter Spain only if they hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.
While Spain continues to require travellers to meet COVID-19 entry rules, some countries have already abolished all of their measures.
A total of six European countries no longer ask travellers to present COVID-19 proof. Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Romania, and Slovenia, now permit restriction-free entry to all travellers, even to those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.
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