Spain issues major travel update for Brits wanting to go on holiday

Spain introduced a series of strict travel restrictions throughout the country following the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to stop the spread and they’ve added some moreSHARE

  • 16:02, 15 MAY 2020UPDATED16:55, 15 MAY 2020
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Brits and non-EU travellers will be denied entry into Spain until June 15 after the government extended the ban.

Spain introduced a series of strict travel restrictions throughout the country following the coronavirus outbreak.

They barred everyone apart from Spanish citizens, those who are legally residents in Spain, frontier workers or those who can prove they need to enter Spain for essential reasons.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential travel but British travellers who are not resident and/or are not in possession of a green residency certificates should not attempt to enter Spain.

Spain introduced a series of strict travel restrictions throughout the country following the coronavirus outbreak(Image: NurPhoto/PA Images)

Brits will only be allowed to enter Spain in the following circumstances, reports The Olive Press.

These are;

– They are registered as a resident of Spain or they are travelling back to their residence in another EU state or Schengen area.

– They are the spouse or legally recognised partner of a Spanish citizen. They can also bring dependant children and grandparents related to said marriage.

– They are a cross-border worker.

– They are carers for the sick or elderly who are travelling to or from work.

– They are working as a transporter of essential goods

– They are air stewards or essential flight personnel on diplomatic, consular, military or humanitarian missions.

– They are travelling due to family reasons of the utmost urgency.

– They are allowed to enter the country on humanitarian grounds(Image: NurPhoto/PA Images)


From today all overseas travellers, including Spanish nationals and residents, will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days.

All incoming travellers will have to remain locked in and will only be allowed to exit for grocery shopping, go to health centres and in case of “situation of need”.

Spain has also limited entry to just FIVE airports and EIGHT ports from tomorrow.

The airports are El Prat in Barcelona, Gran Canaria in the Canaries, Barajas in Madrid, Málaga-Costa del Sol and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics.

The ports of entry will be those of Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo.

The Ministry says it has established this limit in a bid to minimise the spread of coronavirus.

The airports and ports have been chosen as they have the capacity to deal with passengers and all the health and safety regulations, such as temperature taking.

The list may be modified after consultations with the regions of Spain.

The order is applicable to passenger flights originating from any airport outside Spanish territory and passenger ships that provide a regular line service.

Brits are being advised NOT to attempt to travel unless they are legal residents of Spain and can prove it with the right documents which have to be original and not photocopies.

There are reports of people being turned back on arrival because they have not met the strict criteria.

A spokesman for the UK’s Foreign and Commonweath office. said: “Only green residency certificates will be accepted as proof of residency in Spain and British travellers who are not resident and/or not in possession of this certificate should not attempt to enter the country.

“Padron certificates, utility bills and property deeds will not be accepted by Spanish authorities as proof of residency.”

Spain’s death toll from coronavirus as of today is 27,459.
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