Holidays in Spain have been out of place for months. The country blocked entry to the UK in December and lifted the ban only on March 30. Restrictions on who can enter Spain have been relaxed, but remain in effect.
“There are currently entry restrictions and testing requirements for travel from the UK to Spain,” the authority said.
“Only EU and Schengen citizens, legal residents of the EU and related Schengen states or Andorra or Spain will be able to enter the country only if they can prove it with the necessary documentary evidence.”
Permissible circumstances, listed by the FCDO, are as follows:
– Residents of the European Union, Schengen States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino; They travel to the country of residence and can formally verify their place of residence with documentary evidence.
– Holders of long-term visas issued by a member country or associated Schengen state, travel to that country.
– Health professionals, including health inspectors and elderly care professionals going to or returning to essential work.
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– Transportation personnel, marines and aviation personnel.
– Members of diplomatic, diplomatic, international, military, civil defense and humanitarian organizations.
– Students enrolled in courses that begin after January 1, 2021, who are members of the European Union or have their studies in Schengen and have the corresponding permit or visa and medical insurance, travel to the country of study, that the entry occurs during the academic year. or 15 days before. Students who started the face-to-face or face-to-face course in Spain before January 1, 2021 do not need a permit or visa to enter, but must be prepared to provide proof of residency, such as proof of residency or proof of admission and accommodation. (before January 1, 2021).
– Highly qualified essential workers who cannot postpone work or perform work remotely, including participants in high-level sporting events held in Spain.
– People who travel for compelling family reasons can demonstrate the need to travel. For more information, see the corresponding Spanish law (in Spanish only).
“You can travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days without a visa within 180 days,” the FCDO said.
“If you are traveling as a tourist, it is suitable for visiting family or friends, attending business meetings, cultural or sporting events, or for short-term research or training.
“If you travel to Spain and other Schengen countries without a visa, make sure that all your arrival is within 90 days.
“During your 90 days, you arrive in the Schengen countries within 180 days prior to your trip.”
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