Spain holidays: New travel rules UK tourists must follow on European holiday

There are also new EU rules on British cars and travel with pets that British tourists must follow in Spain. The Mediterranean hotspot is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations with many tourists choosing to visit the beautiful Costa del Sol.

Tourists visiting the Balearic islands or Canary islands should check with their travel provider as there may be additional entry requirements.

Some Covid rules remain in place in Spain and facemasks must be worn inside in public spaces and also outside where 1.5m social distance can’t be maintained.

Different areas of Spain have varying rules on nightclubs and maximum number limits in entertainment venues.

The Balearic islands have recently announced they will reopen nightclubs from October 8 but a Covid vaccination passport may be required for entry.


British tourists are advised to check with local authorities or their holiday provider for any local restrictions in place.

On arrival back in the UK, British tourists must take a day two PCR test. This test is due to be replaced by a lateral flow test later on in October.

Until October 4, British double-vaccinated travellers must also take a pre-departure test before arrival in the UK.

Spain is on the UK’s ‘rest of world’ list and will not require isolation in a Government quarantine hotel.

British drivers in Spain must now cover or remove the traditional GB sticker, and instead use either a UK sticker or have a UK “signifier” on their plates.

The UK Government said: “You will need to display a UK sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following: a GB identifier with the Union flag; a Euro symbol; a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales; numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier.

“If you have a GB sticker, cover or remove it before driving outside the UK.”

The GB sticker rule took effect from Tuesday September 28, and driving in Spain will require a UK sticker regardless of a car’s number plate.

The British Embassy in Madrid has also released a new warning about pet passports and animal travel documents to visit Spain with an animal.

It said that the rules have changed this year and “a GB-issued EU pet passport is not valid for travel to the EU or Northern Ireland”.

The British embassy also advised people travelling with a pet to speak to their vet as soon as possible.

It said: “Speak to your vet before you travel to get the necessary pet documents and ensure you’re compliant with the EU Pet Travel Regulations.”

Travellers should use a pet passport from the EU or Northern Ireland and every dog, cat or ferret entering Spain must have a microchip, rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Life Style News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More