Spain reopens to South Africans

Great news for those wishing to visit the superb country of España: the country has reopened to fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa!

Following the discovery of the Covid Omicron variant, Spain reinstated a travel ban to South Africans on 30 November 2021. However, as of 10 January 2022, this has been cancelled and we are, once again, able to visit quarantine-free (as long as you are fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine).

You will need:

  • Official proof of full Covid vaccination status with an approved vaccine and/or proof of recovery from Covid.
  • Proof of a negative Covid test result (within 72 hours if it is a PCR and within 24 hours if it is a rapid antigen test)
  • Complete a Health Control Form prior to departure, which you will find here. You will be issued with a QR code, which you need to present to officials both prior to boarding and on arrival in Spain.

You will find the press release on the Embassy of Spain in South Africa here.

The above information is for informative purposes only and is correct at time of publishing. However, as the situation is constantly evolving, it is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Spanish government. If you are travelling, it is crucial that you check on the situation and have all necessary paperwork in order, as British TIPS cannot be held responsible for failure to travel if passengers have not confirmed and adhered to all requirements. All other usual travel rules apply, including valid passport, visa requirements, etcetera, and being vaccinated is not the only criteria required to enter Spain.

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