From Monday, 14th February, the Spanish government will allow youngsters aged 12 to 17 from the United Kingdom who have not been vaccinated to enter the country.
Unvaccinated teenagers will now be able to enter the nation if they have a negative PCR test, which must be done within 72 hours of arrival.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ chief executive officer, Steve Heapy, said: “This is very welcome news for families who want nothing more than to holiday in their favourite Spanish destinations.
“We are pleased to see the Spanish government taking positive action to welcome more arrivals from the UK and we know that this will lead to an increase in bookings.
“As the UK’s leading tour operator to the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, with a huge programme also on sale to mainland Spain, we are already seeing strong demand and this will boost that even further.
“The removal of the requirement for 12-17-year-olds to be double-vaccinated tells families that travelling to Spain is returning to normal, and after two years of missing out we know how much everyone wants to experience that famous Spanish sunshine again.”
Reyes Maroto, Spain’s tourism minister, said: “As one of the world’s favourite tourism destinations, we are committed to making travel to Spain a safe and easy experience for our visitors, especially for families travelling with children.
“We hope that with these changes, many families will choose Spain to enjoy safe and memorable holidays together.”
According to a statement from the Spanish Tourist Office, the entrance conditions have changed as a result of Covid-19’s progress.
It further said, “From 14 February 2022, UK children and teenagers aged between 12 and 17 (inclusive) can present a negative NAAT test (PCR or similar), taken within 72 hours of arrival to Spain, as an alternative to presenting a Covid certificate with proof of having been fully vaccinated.
“All other UK travellers, excluding children under 12, will need to present a Covid certificate showing proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days have passed since the last dose was administered, proof of a booster jab is also required.
“Prior to travelling to Spain, all passengers must also present a QR code which is obtained from filling in the Health Control Form (FCS in Spanish) available via Spain Travel Health (SpTH).
“This new entry criteria is for all travellers (unless exempt) from the UK and outside of the European Union for arrival to the whole of Spain, including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.”
The declaration was “great news for tourist recovery and high season,” said Angel Victor Torres, head of the Canary Islands government, on Twitter.
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