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Q&A: Can I travel to Spain with my children if they haven’t been vaccinated?

What are the entry rules for children aged 12 year or older during February half term?

by Sharron Livingston
Playa De La Calahonda in Nerja

Q&A: Can I travel to Spain with my children if they haven’t been vaccinated?

Spain has historically been a family holiday hot spot. Until December 1 2021 unvaccinated travellers could enter by showing a negative test.

This has now changed as Spain is now following the European Union Commission’s recommendations and have announced that from February 1,  only vaccination certificates stating that a traveller has received their second dose within the last 270 days will be recognised. The only option is to get a booster to enter.

Vaccinations must be recognised by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organisation.

This means that any aged 12 or over must be fully vaccinated. Travellers “cannot enter with a diagnostic test or a recovery certificate.”

There is also some paperwork to be aware of.  All passengers must also complete and sign an online Health Control Form no more than 48 hours prior to travel, declaring any known history of exposure to Covid-19 and giving contact details.

5 comments

Donna Feb 8, 2022 - 5:09 pm

No more Europe for my family then ! We have a house in Spain…. Watch this space is all we can do. We don’t want to be injected just so we can go to Europe, that is not vaccinations are about. I had all mine to prevent when travelling to Thailand etc but this doesn’t prevent. We’ll go elsewhere, how sad.

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Donna Feb 8, 2022 - 5:21 pm

Another question
Which countries do not require Vaccination Proof ?
We are already booked for South Africa

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steven young Feb 8, 2022 - 5:59 pm

We’re from Scotland and there’s no option to get one of our daughters vaccinated. She’s 11 and turns 12 in May and we usually visit my father in law who stays nr Malaga in July. Looks like that’s not going to happen this year

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aman Mar 4, 2022 - 11:12 am

Great Place to visit. i will plan for upcoming vacation.

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