Spain has extended the current Covid entry rules until next month meaning many British holidaymakers may find their plans thrown into disarray.
Certain rules for visitors will now remain in place until June 15, declared authorities.
This means that any brits planning to jet off for a sunny trip in Spain will still need to provide proof of vaccination to enter Spain.
But, the new date means those heading off for the Jubilee bank holiday in June may have to cancel if they have not yet been vaccinated.
Entry rules for tourists are different depending on if you’re arriving from the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA).
But, those entering Spain from a “third country” – which now includes the UK – will need to show a vaccination or recovery certificate unless they are exempt.
If you are fully vaccinated then you're allowed in without the need to quarantine or a Covid-19 test
Spanish regulations class “fully vaccinated as having both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-shot vaccine within the past 270 days.
Unvaccinated children between 12 and 17 are able to enter, but they will need a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before travel.
Anyone travelling from the EU or EEA will need either a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or a negative PCR result taken between 72 hours and 48 hours before landing.
Previously it was thought that the rules would be scrapped by the end of May, but officials subsequently declared that the rules would be in place until May 15.
However earlier this week, it was confirmed that the entry rules will remain in place even further, and will not be dropped until at least June 15 depending on the rate of Covid infections in Spain.
Spain's Ministry of Health also stated last month that face masks would still be mandatory on planes, despite the EU having scrapped a mandate which affected both planes and airports. Spain's not the only country to keep face masks in place – Italy has also made a similar move.
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