Spain extends current rules for EU/EEA countries and adds Peru to safe list

Spanish authorities have announced that current entry rules that apply to 29 European Union/European Economic Area countries will remain in place.

Updating the list of EU/EEA countries that are required to follow entry rules when arriving in Spain, authorities explained that Belgium, Austria, Germany, Czechia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, France (except Mayotte), Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Norway, Malta, Luxembourg, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Romania will remain on the risk list.

The recently updated Spanish risk list will come into effect on February 28 and will remain in effect until March 7, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

Despite the fact that all the countries mentioned above are placed on Spain’s risk list, travelers from these areas are still allowed to enter the country, even for travel purposes, provided that they respect the rules of entry.

Travelers arriving in Spain from an EU/EEA risk country must complete the Health Check Form. This requirement applies to everyone, including children under 12.

“Regardless of the country you come from, all passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea (ferry), including passengers making air transfers and children under 12, must complete a control form health before starting their journey”, The official Spanish tourism website, Travel Safe, states.

In addition, each must also present one of the certificates that are part of the EU COVID-19 digital certificate.

“If you come from a country at risk for COVID-19, you must present a certificate or document proving vaccination, a diagnostic test for active infection or recovery from COVID-19”, reads the statement from the Spanish authorities, suggesting that arrivals from the EU/EEA are allowed entry as long as they hold one of these documents.

However, everyone should always make sure they have a valid certificate. Since February 1, Spain only accepts vaccination cards proving that the primary vaccination was carried out within the last 270 days or that the holder has received a booster injection.

Regarding recovery certificates, it was pointed out that the document is recognized provided that the last positive test was carried out within the last 180 days.

Since February 24, Spain also recognizes recovery certificates issued on the basis of a positive rapid antigen test.

“Recovery certificates issued by the competent authority or by a medical service are accepted at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT or rapid antigen detection test. These certificates are valid for up to 180 days after the date of the first positive result. Travel Safe rated.

Also, through the same update, it was announced that from February 28, Peru will also be added to the list of safe third countries.

Spain’s list of safe third countries already includes Colombia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Indonesia, Rwanda, Qatar, Taiwan and China (including Hong Kong and Macau).

Travelers from all these countries are allowed to enter under facilitated measures.

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