Spain scraps strict travel rules for Brits in huge holiday boost

Holiday favourite Spain has scrapped its Covid rule that banned unvaccinated teenagers from entering the country.

Now, from today (February 14, unvaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 17 will no longer end to be doubled jabbed to go to Spain.

Instead, kids under the age of 18 who haven’t had both of their jabs can provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.

The rule change is likely to boost British holiday bookings as parents hope to jet off over half term.

Spanish trade, industry and tourism minister, Reyes Maroto, said: “As one of the world’s favourite tourism destinations, we are committed to making travel to Spain a safe and easy experience for our visitors, especially for families travelling with children.

“We hope that with these changes, many families will choose Spain to enjoy safe and memorable holidays together.”

Thousands of Brits stated that they’d cancelled their Spanish holidays in the last few months because of the rule for under 18s.

Some parents state that their kids had only turned 12 recently and so hadn’t been given the chance to get both of their jabs before the trip.

And, yesterday, Spain also scrapped its requirement for people to wear masks outside.

Before this, masks were enforced in public spaces like beaches and swimming pools.

However, this will no longer be the case although masks are still required on public transport and at mass events like concerts.

Adults need to be fully jabbed to enter the tourism hotspot and thees a time limit on when you got your second dose.

Spain has put an expiration date on vaccine certificates meaning those who haven’t had their booster jab may not be eligible to stay.

Brits will need to prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last nine months.

So if you haven’t had a jab since mid-May 2021 you might not be eligible to enter Spain this half term.

Luckily, for those who are vaccinated, you no longer have to take any Covid tests when you return to the UK.

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The requirement was scrapped this morning meaning you don’t need to buy a lateral flow test after your holiday.

All you need to do is fill in a Passenger Locator Form if you have had all of your jabs.

Unvaccinated Brits need to show a negative Covid test taken 48 hours before travelling and take a PCR test on your return.

And, it’s not just the UK that’s scrapped the need for Covid tests as Greece and Portugal have eradicated the rule as well.

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