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Vaccinated Dutch and Belgians may enter Spain from June 7 without a PCR test

MADRID – During the holiday fair FITUR in Madrid, the Prime Minister of Spain announced that from June 7 all travelers from all countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, who have been vaccinated can travel to Spain without any problems. From 7 June, people who have had two injections (an injection in the case of Janssen) and are therefore vaccinated against the coronavirus and have proof of this no longer have to show a negative PCR or TMA test result upon arrival in Spain.

According to Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, a distinction must be made between travelers from ‘safe’ countries outside the European Union and travelers from EU countries. From 24 May, travelers from ten countries outside the EU may enter Spain without a PCR test.

A new publication was placed in the Government Gazette on Friday, stating that travelers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, China, the United Kingdom and Japan may enter Spain without restrictions and sanitary requirements.

From June 7

The good news for all Dutch and Belgians is that from Monday 7 June all vaccinated persons and children under the age of 6 from all countries, including other EU countries, without entry restrictions are allowed to travel to Spain.

That means that the vaccinated persons just one more proof of vaccination need to enter Spain and therefore none negative PCR or TMA test result up to 72 hours old.

Children under 6 years old can travel without a PCR test result, but children over 6 years old will still have to show a negative PCR test result, as will all travelers who have not yet been vaccinated or who have had the coronavirus.

These are the possibilities to enter Spain after June 7:

  • Vaccinated persons (two injections) on presentation of vaccination certificate
  • Children under 6 years of age are allowed to travel without a PCR test
  • Children from 6 years old must travel with PCR test
  • Unvaccinated persons (including those who have had one injection) must have a PCR test
  • Persons who have had the coronavirus must have a PCR test

This new relaxation should ensure that tourism in Spain gets a boost in anticipation of the European Covid Certificate that will be available from 1 July.

What happens to the obligation to Spanish health statement to be completed via the SpTH website? Vaccinated travelers must submit this form from 7 June QR-code also still fill in? Unfortunately, we have not been able to find an answer to that yet, so chances are that this will still be mandatory for all travelers from June 7, including those who have been vaccinated and can travel without the negative PCR test result. As soon as we have more information about this, we will of course report this.

Covid certificate

As we wrote in earlier THIS ARTICLE the EU Digital Covid certificate will go into use on July 1. With this Covid certificate, travelers will soon be able to demonstrate with a QR code (digital or on paper) that they have been vaccinated against the corona virus, have been tested negative or have already had an infection in the past 6 months and are therefore protected against the corona virus. .

As soon as we have more news, we will report it in this article.

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