COVID entry rules for travellers into Spain extended until 15th June, Spanish Interior Ministry confirms

COVID entry rules for travellers into Spain have been extended until the 15th June, the Spanish Interior Ministry has confirmed. These apply to Spain's external land, sea and air borders.

Meanwhile, the Moroccan government has now eased all COVID entry restrictions for visitors.

On Tuesday, it dropped the requirement for vaccinated visitors to present a negative PCR result which had to be taken 48hours before entry.

From now on, vaccinated visitors need only present proof of vaccination on arrival. The requirement had initially been dropped for maritime arrivals, but has now been extended to all incoming visitors. After taking into consideration current Covid infection rates, the Spanish authorities are prolonging the current entry rules into the country.

Travellers from the EU or European Economic Area are allowed restriction-free entry as long as they hold a vaccination certificate proving the holder has had their primary vaccination in the last nine months. Certificates proving booster shots are also accepted.

Also valid is a recovery certificate which proves the holder tested positive for the virus in the last six months. Or a test certificate that proves a PCR or rapid antigen test was taken within 72 or 48 hours before arrival into Spain.

However, stricter rules apply to travellers from third countries who require a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, or may be included the exemption list. 12-18 year olds can enter under facilitated rules with just a negative PCR test.