fbpx
FedEx Establishes Direct Presence in Nigeria to Support Customers with International TradeRead more Open Society Foundations (OSF) Award $1.1 Million Grant to Afrobarometer to Spur Future GrowthRead more The annual Global Impact Conference 2022 brings together visionary business leaders to revolutionize educational systems and inspire collaborative actionRead more APO Group announces content partnership with Pan-African broadcaster VoxAfricaRead more MainOne, an Equinix Company’s MDXi Appolonia Achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF), Now Most Certified Data Center in GhanaRead more United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns rising tide of hunger, insecurity, and underfunding worsening gender-based violence risksRead more The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in KenyaRead more Climate change is the biggest global threat, young people in Africa and Europe tell European Investment Bank (EIB), Debating Africa and Debating EuropeRead more $2 million in prizes awarded at Conference of the Parties (COP27) to African youth-led businessesRead more Africa and Europe’s top business and public sector leaders gather to chart Africa’s economic rebirthRead more

Spain to drop COVID entry requirements for travelers from non-EU countries

show caption
Print Friendly and PDF

Oct 21, 2022 - 03:52 AM

OVIEDO, Spain (AA) – Spain will drop its last COVID-related entry requirements for travelers arriving from non-EU countries, according to legislation published in the official state gazette on Thursday.

The new rules will take effect on Friday and mean travelers no longer have to show vaccination certificates or undergo health inspections upon arrival.

Until now, Spain has required travelers from outside the EU to present proof of full vaccination, including a booster shot, if the traveler received their first doses more than 270 days before arriving.

If travelers were not up-to-date on their jabs, they had to provide a negative test result to get into the country.

Despite its dependence on tourism, Spain is the last EU country to scrap those entry requirements. France, Portugal and Germany lifted restrictions in the summer.

In late September, Spanish officials did stop asking travelers to fill out mandatory health forms.

“Measures to limit international movement should apply general principles of EU law, and not go beyond what’s strictly necessary,” reads the new legislation.

Although travelers within the EU have been able to travel freely to Spain for months, it has been more than two and a half years since international arrivals were able to enter the country without health restrictions.

Throughout Spain, however, face masks are still required on public transportation, including airplanes.

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.