Spain U-turn on travel restrictions

Just 24-hours after declaring Spain open to all visitors the Spanish Tourist Board has done a complete turnaround.

Yesterday it was announced that unvaccinated British visitors would be welcomed into the country with immediate effect, giving the green light to thousands of hopeful Easter travellers who could provide a negative Covid test before departure.

But today the Spanish Tourist Board in London has withdrawn the statement blaming “an error of interpretation” of the official state bulletin for the confusion.

Pedro Medina, deputy director of the Spanish tourist office in the UK said: “We apologise unreservedly for the miscommunication earlier today which was due to a misunderstanding of the new entry requirements.”

UK travellers aged 12 and above are still required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a certificate of recovery, dated no more than 180 days previously. The only exception is 12 to 17 year-olds who can show a negative Covid test taken within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain.

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