Covid-19 infections in Spain are declining sharply. This means that you should definitely avoid being added to the Red List in this week’s travel review.
Instead of being added to the green list, it may remain in the amber list. This means that under current traffic light regulations, fully vaccinated people do not need to be quarantined after returning from Spain to the United Kingdom.
Here’s everything you need to know about the current situation of Covid in Spain, including restrictions.
Covid case in Spain
Spain records an average of 4,243 new Covid-19 cases daily. The 7-day infection rate dropped to 63 per 100,000.
Daily infections have declined from a high of over 25,000 in mid-July.
Vaccination activities in Spain have also been very successful. Approximately 75% of the population has been vaccinated with two jabs, which are also in good condition.
Spain immigration requirements
Anyone over the age of 12 arriving in Spain from the UK must present one of the following:
- Negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of travel
- Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel
You must also complete a health care form within 48 hours of traveling to Spain.
Spanish Covid rules
Everyone over the age of 6 should wear a face mask in closed public spaces and crowded outdoor areas.
There is also a rule of social distance of 1.5 meters.
Some areas have their own restrictions, so you should check the rules of the area you visit before you travel.
For example, to stay in a tourist accommodation in the Canary Islands, you must provide evidence of either a complete vaccination, a negative test, or a recent recovery from Covid-19.
When is the next trip update?
The traffic light system is reviewed every three weeks and will be announced on Wednesday or Thursday.
The latest review was Thursday, August 26th. That is, the next review is scheduled for September 15th or 16th.
Changes usually take effect four days later at 4 am.
The Ministry of Transport said: “These regular review points will help governments understand Covid’s requirements when traveling to the UK, while at the same time being able to constantly assess risks in different countries.”
What are the rules for traffic light systems?
The system is based on the following criteria:
- Percentage of the population of the vaccinated country
- Infection rate
- Prevalence of Variant of Concern
- Country access to reliable scientific data and genome sequencing
Currently, there are four signal categories.
green: Arrivals must perform pre-departure testing 3 days before returning to the UK. You will also need to perform a PCR test on or before the second day of your return. Unless the test is positive, there is no need to quarantine and no additional testing is needed.
Green Watch List: The same rules apply as those on the green list, but countries on this list are “at risk of moving from green to amber.”
amber: All travelers must take the pre-departure test 3 days before return and the PCR test on or before the 2nd day of return. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated should also be self-quarantined for 10 days and undergo a second PCR test on the 8th day of their return. An optional 5th day test can be done and if the result is negative, the traveler can “test” the quarantine, but the 8th day test should be done regardless of the result.
Red: Arrivals must perform 10 days of quarantine, pre-departure testing, and mandatory PCR testing before and after day 2 and after day 8 at a managed hotel at a cost of £ 2,285 per adult. ..