In an unexpected and swift announcement, the Spanish Tourist Office has confirmed the relaxation of some of Spain’s entry requirements only days after their entry rules were extended into November.
The online and mobile versions of the Spain Travel Health portal that was previously used by travellers to Spain in order to fill out the required health control form were closed today, on Tuesday the 20th of September. Previously, consumers needed to fill out this health control form or show the Spain Travel Health QR code on the app when they arrived in Spain. But from the 20th, the Spanish Tourist Office have confirmed this will no longer be required.
This comes only days after the Spanish Tourist Office announced the extension of Spain’s entry requirements. On Friday the 16th of September, the entry requirements for all travellers to Spain were extended until the 15th of November. The Spanish authorities have now clarified that these entry rules are still in place, except for the requirement for a health control form that was abolished.
The Spanish Tourist Office stated that travellers will still be required to follow the Covid entry rules in place (these can be found in detail on the Foreign Travel Advice page). “The requirement of a vaccination, recovery or diagnostic test still applies,” a spokesperson stated.
“From Tuesday 20 September, passengers travelling to Spain no longer have to fill in the Spain Travel Health form (SpTH). All other entry requirements to Spain remain the same.”
This means that while travellers will no longer need to fill out a health control form, they will need one of three requirements fulfilled (children under 12 are still exempt from these rules):
- Proof of a full course of an approved vaccination programme,
- Proof of recovery from Covid within the past 6 months; or
- Proof of a negative Covid test taken pre-departure.
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