The Spanish regulation announced in a Tweet plans to extend its current travel ban on UK arrivals. On the contrary those who meet a specific set of requirements will be allowed to enter Spain.
The information comes as concerns continue to mount over the number of coronavirus suitcases in the UK, which is thought to be as a result of a mutation of the virus.
In early December, the British Direction announced the discovery of the new strain, describing it as more contagious than sometime strains.
In a tweet, Spain’s health minister said: “The Government continues restrictions on flights and maritime transport from the United Kingdom until 6:00 pm on February 2nd.
“Except for Spanish or Andorran nationals or inhabitants in Spain / Andorra.”
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The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Service (FCDO), which provides travel advise to Britons, has outlined some disagree withs to the new travel ban in Spain.
These relate specifically to Spanish nationals.
“On 22 December 2020, Spain offered travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea.
“These measures make been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 February 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Keys), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain.
“Ecumenical transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is not permitted.
“This contains flights from the UK to the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
“If you were due to travelling, or transit through, Spain, please contact your travel worker before departure.
“If you are resident in Spain, you should carry your mansion document (the green paper EU residence certificate or the new TIE), as well as your valid passport when you go.
“The Spanish authorities have not confirmed whether other documents are being admitted as sufficient proof of residence to enable entry to Spain.
“We strongly inform that you contact your airline before travelling to confirm your impervious of residency meets the requirements of your airline.”
Travellers who are entering Spain for an necessary reason are also required to provide a negative coronavirus test.
This should be a PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken no more than 72 hours previously to to arrival.
Travellers are also required to fill out an online health rule from 48 hours prior to travel.