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Spain travel warning as Covid rules updated for unvaccinated UK holidaymakers

Previously, only foreign visitors that are fully vaccinated were allowed to enter into Spain amid Covid concerns.

Spain has changed its travel rules for holidaymakers that are yet to be fully vaccinated against Covid

Previous rules meant that travellers who have received at least two doses of the vaccine were the only foreign visitors allowed to enter the country.

New rules announced by the Spanish government mean that unvaccinated tourists who have recovered from Covid in the last six months will now be allowed to enter.

Scots who fall under this bracket must show a medical certificate or recovery record to prove their Covid status at the border.

Travellers must also fill in a health control form, which is their equivalent of a passenger locator form, prior to travel over to Spain. 

Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination or show their Covid recovery status before entry into Spain. 

The updated rules on the Foreign Office website read: “Tourism: you must show valid proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. 

“If you are traveling from the UK to Spain for tourism purposes, are not fully vaccinated but have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months, you can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your Covid-19 status on entry to Spain.”

International travel for Scots has become easier in the past few weeks as Scotland continues to emerge from the worst of the Omicron wave of Covid.

The Scottish Government scrapped the requirement for fully vaccinated travellers to take a Covid test when arriving in Scotland.

Travellers will still need to fill in passenger locator forms and face coverings will still be required at Scottish airports in line with the wider health advice.

More Covid restrictions are set to ease up in Scotland over the coming weeks.

The legal requirement for people to wear face coverings indoors and on public transport will be converted into guidance, while businesses will not be required to collect the details of customers for contact tracing purposes.

Scotland’s Covid vaccine passport also came to an end earlier this week.