Spain has eased its restrictions on unvaccinated travellers entering the country from outside of the EU.

Previously unvaccinated non-EU visitors (including those from the UK) could only visit Spain if they were able to provide proof of recovery from Covid-19 (valid for 180 days from the date of a positive test).

This route of entry is still available, but unvaccinated travellers can now also take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, or an antigen test 24 hours before departure.

The move brings non-EU travellers visiting Spain in line with those from inside the EU and Schengen area, with tourism minister Reyes Maroto reported by the BBC as stating:

“This is excellent news, much awaited by the tourism sector. Spain is becoming one of the most desired destinations in the world.”

Vaccinated travellers do not have to take a pre-departure test, but must be able to provide proof of their Covid-19 vaccination record. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from having to test or provide vaccination proof.

For our guide to which countries are currently free from restrictions for fully vaccinated people travelling from the UK, see:

Where can I travel without a Covid-19 test?