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Covid testing rules to be lifted for fully-vaccinated travellers to England

Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (28 Jan)

The UK government has announced that it is removing all Covid-19 testing requirements for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals to England from 4am on Friday 11 February.

If you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you:

  • will not need to take a Covid-19 test before you travel to England or after you arrive
  • will not need to quarantine when you arrive

Arrivals in England who are not fully vaccinated will need to: 

  • show proof of a negative Covid-19 test – to be taken in the two days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for a PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England. You will need to book the PCR test before you travel. You will not need to quarantine, unless the result of the PCR test is positive.

All passengers (both those vaccinated and those who are not fully vaccinated) will still need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

Click here for further details. Click here for details on travelling to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Travelling to Spain from the UK

Since 1 December 2021, all travellers arriving to Spain from the UK still need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. However, this rule does not apply to: 

  • Children under the age of 12.
  • Spanish or EU citizens and their family members.
  • Residents in Spain and other travellers for essential reasons.

The rule therefore essentially applies to travellers to Spain for ‘tourism or any other non-essential reasons’. The Spanish Embassy in London last stated that only ‘British and other third-country citizens, coming from a risk area/country (including the UK)’, travelling for ‘tourism or any other non-essential reasons’ must show a full vaccination certificate.

Other travellers have the option to show a negative test result, proof of recovery from Covid, or a certificate of full vaccination. All passengers (including children under 12 years old) travelling by air or sea must still complete and sign an online Health Control Form.

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