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The Ministry of Health of Spain has revealed through its latest update that the European Union/European Economic Area countries will remain part of the risk list for another week.
The list was updated yesterday, on March 14, and will remain valid until March 20, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The current risk list of Spain includes all these EU/EEA countries: 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.
Nonetheless, travellers from these countries can still enter Spain for travel purposes provided that they meet the COVID-19 entry requirements.
Travellers reaching Spain from one of the EU/EEA countries placed on the risk list need to fill out the Health Control Form. In addition, they also are required to present one of the certificates that is part of the EU COVID-19 Pass.
“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 Ministry explains.
Such a statement means that all travellers from one of the risk EU/EEA countries mentioned above need to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate in order to be permitted restriction-free entry to Spain.
In addition, those who present a negative COVID-19 test result taken recently can also enter Spain without having to follow additional entry rules.
A vaccination certificate is considered valid when reaching Spain only if the document proves that the holder has completed primary vaccination within the last nine months, whereas a recovery certificate is accepted as long as it indicates that the holder recovered from the virus in the last 180 days.
As for the negative COVID-19 tests, the Ministry explains that Spain accepts PCR tests taken within 72 hours and rapid antigen tests taken within 24 hours before arrival.
Apart from the EU/EEA risk countries mentioned above, Spain’s risk list also includes all the other third countries that are not part of the exemption list. Arrivals from third countries can enter Spain for travel purposes only if they present a vaccination or recovery certificate.
In contrast to arrivals from countries that have been categorized by the Spanish authorities as risk areas, travellers from safe third countries can enter Spain restriction-free. They do not need to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.
Currently, Spain’s safe third countries list includes China (including Hong Kong and Macau, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Qatar, Peru, Kuwait, and Taiwan.
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