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Spain: Travel Restrictions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 40597, tabled on 18 August 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether holidaymakers from the UK are able to enter Spain in the event that they are fully vaccinated with one of the covid-19 vaccines licensed for use in the UK.

Answered on

9 September 2021

In addition to a pre-travel declaration form, the Spanish Government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry either documentation certifying that they have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT - e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative, or proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation (WHO). All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the UK's COVID-19 vaccination record as Vaxzevria, which has been approved by both the European Medicines Agency as well as our own medicines regulators - no batches of Covishield have been administered in the UK. Spain will accept the UK's COVID-19 vaccination record. The NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate vaccine status.