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Spain updates Covid vaccine entry requirements for UK tourists ahead of half-term

Brits who are planning a sunshine holiday in Spain this half-term may need to make sure they’re had the coronavirus booster jab before their trip.

From February 1, Spain will only admit travellers with vaccination certificates that show they’ve been fully vaccinated against the virus within the previous 270 days, the country has announced, WalesOnline reports.

This means anyone who received their last vaccine dose more than nine months ago will require a booster to enter the country, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The booster jab must also have been administered at least 14 days before travel and evidence of the third dose must be contained on the NHS app, or document used for entry.

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The country's official travel website Safe Spain stated: “From February 1, 2022, in order to travel to Spain with a vaccination certificate, the certificate must have been issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin at least 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the full course of vaccination, as long as the final dose of that course of vaccination was no more than 270 days ago.”

The move means holidaymakers planning to visit mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands for a half-term break must check their vaccination status before travelling.

All arrivals must also fill out a Spanish Government Health Control Form prior to arrival. This can be filled in online or submitted in paper before departure.

Arrivals at airports and ports will be asked to present a QR code proving they have filled in the form.

Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take a test before travelling to or on arrival in Spain from

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