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Authorities in Spain are extending the current Covid entry restrictions for all travellers until 15th June.

The announcement was made by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior and also on the official government website.

“The border order to be issued by the Minister for Home Affairs extends all current restrictions on Spain’s external land, sea, and air borders under the recommendations of the Council of the European Union due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 until 24:00 hours on June 15, 2022, and replaces the current one, which expires on Sunday, May 15,” according to the statement from the authorities.

As such, all travellers will still be subject to Covid regulations on entry into the country. As it stands, all travellers over 12 years old from the European Union/European Economic Area must present either a Covid vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 or 48 hours before arrival into the country, respectively.

However, arrivals from third countries must adhere to stricter regulations. These travellers are only allowed entry into the country if they have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or if they belong on the exemption list, according to the Ministry of Health. Nevertheless, travellers between 12 and 18 years of age can enter the country by presenting a negative PCR test result.

Authorities made the decision to extend the rules on rising infection numbers. Over the past week, 65,897 new Covid cases were registered in Spain. However, 85.8% of the population have had a primary vaccination and 63.4% have had two shots, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. As of 12th May, 101,399,274 vaccine doses have been administered in the country.

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