What do i need to travel to Spain? Rules for NI Tourists Explained of Quarantine Covid Testing


Travel rules for fully vaccinated tourists from Northern Ireland were relaxed this week, with travelers no longer needing to self-isolate when returning home.

But those who travel to Spain for a last minute sun will still have a few rules to follow.

What are the rules for traveling to Spain?

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Vaccinated vacationers can visit Spain without having to self-quarantine upon their return to NI.

The rules will all depend on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

The Spanish government requires that all arrivals to Spain from the UK (except children under 12) present one of the following upon entry:

Documentation that you have passed a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and have tested negative

Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in Spain (the vaccination date (s) must be specified), with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organization.

Spain will accept the UK COVID-19 vaccination record. Your NHS vaccination center appointment card is not intended to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccination status.

Certificates of Recovery – a medical document certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months prior to travel – are currently not accepted for arrivals from the UK.

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What Covid rules should I follow in Spain?

Face masks are always mandatory in public areas and in outdoor areas where you cannot comply with the 1.5m social distancing rules.

Different regions of Spain will have their own regulations, so it is best to consult local and regional authorities for advice before traveling.

What are the rules for returning to NI?

The rules will be different depending on your vaccination status.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your second dose at least 14 days before travel.

You will need to complete a UK Passenger Locator form on arrival or within 48 hours of arrival in Northern Ireland.

After returning home you will need to book and pay for a PCR test to be taken no later than the second day after arriving in Northern Ireland.

You will also need to have proof of vaccination in the form of a digital or paper certificate that includes your first and last name, date of birth, vaccine information, date and information on each dose and country or territory of vaccination and / or issuer. of the certificate.

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.

Three days before you travel to Northern Ireland, you will need to take a Covid test before departure.

Upon arrival in Northern Ireland, you will need to book and pay for a day two and day eight PCR testing package.


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