Spain has lifted entry restrictions that were in place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, the changes apply to travelers from the European Union and the Schengen area.
From June 2 this year. at the entrance to Spain there is no obligation to present a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, a negative test result or a certificate of passing COVID-19. There is also no obligation to complete a sanitary form.
The Spanish Ministry of Health noted that most member states have already lifted entry restrictions for travelers from the rest of the EU and Schengen area. In addition, the ministry indicated that Spain has a high vaccination coverage rate, above the EU average, and the health care system is in a favorable condition.
The Polish embassy in Madrid also informed about the changes.
Entry restrictions have been maintained for travelers from outside the EU and the Schengen area. May 21 this year Spain has lifted the entry ban for unvaccinated third-country travelers, they can enter the country with negative test results. Until now, these people were not allowed to enter.
Going to Spain – the number of tourists is growing
According to the data of the Spanish statistical office, in April this year. the country was visited by almost ten times more tourists than in the same period last year. The Reuters agency recalled that before the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector in the country from the Iberian Peninsula accounted for 12 percent. the entire economy.
In April this year. Spain was visited by 6.1 million tourists, while a year earlier it was 629 thousand.
Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto indicated that travelers have opted for longer stays than before the pandemic. Their average expenses per seat were also higher. In April this year. visitors to Spain left 6.9 billion euros in this country.
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