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Spain opens its borders to tourists who are vaccinated: what are the approved doses to enter

2021-06-08T20:45:00.134Z

It also authorizes the docking of international cruise ships. 06/07/2021 10:09 Clarín.com World Updated 06/07/2021 10:09 From this Monday, Spain allows the entry of tourists who prove they have received a complete coronavirus vaccination. It also authorizes the docking of international cruise ships, with the same requirements: having full immunization. Among the essential requirements to enter, the vaccination must have been completed at least 14 days bef



06/07/2021 10:09

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 06/07/2021 10:09

From this Monday,

Spain

allows the entry of tourists

who prove they have received a complete coronavirus vaccination.

It also

authorizes the docking of international cruise ships,

with the same requirements: having full immunization.

Among the essential requirements to enter,

the vaccination must have been completed at least 14 days before arriving in the country.

And

not all vaccines are accepted

.

It will only be possible to enter if the person received doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen - authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) -, or the Chinese Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac.

Not all vaccines are accepted for entry: Sputnik V is not among those accepted.

Photo: EFE

As decided by the Spanish authorities, all passengers arriving in the country by air or sea

must complete a health control form before departure.

A procedure that can be performed

through the website or the Spain Travel Health application

;

On the subject of vaccination, it

is necessary to have a diagnostic test for coronavirus or recovery after having suffered the disease

.

In the case of land borders, all persons over six years of age coming from countries or risk areas who arrive in Spain must have one of the aforementioned certifications.

Barcelona's beaches hope to recover part of the tourism lost during the pandemic.

Photo: Europa Press

Beyond the opening with a view to the summer season

, travelers arriving from Brazil, India and South Africa will not be able to enter Spain

.

These restrictions are due to the high incidence of Covid-19 variants in those countries.

In this period,

Spain will put the digital green certificate to the test

: a QR code agreed by the 27 EU countries, which guarantees that tourists do not have coronavirus.

Either because he is vaccinated, or because he has already gone through the disease.

Spanish regulations

will admit rapid antigen tests

approved by the European Union as a diagnostic certificate, together with PCR

tests

.

Cruises are also authorized to enter Spain Photo: REUTERS

In addition, certificates with a negative result issued in the 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain will be valid;

and in recovery, the validity will end after 180 days.

The certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German.

And if this is not possible, the supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish made by an official body.


Reactivate tourism

With this lifting of restrictions, Spain hopes to be able to regain ground in the tourism sector, one of the most important in Europe. 

From January to April of this year, it

lost about 20 million foreign tourists

compared to 2019, prior to the arrival of the pandemic, when almost 84 million visitors in total arrived.

The response of the maritime companies to the lifting of this was immediate

and some already included different Spanish ports in their itineraries through the Mediterranean this summer.

The end of the ban is accompanied by a series of measures that cruise ships must comply with.

For example, not to exceed 70 or 75% of the maximum capacity.

Spain was the second receiving market for European cruise ships in 2019

, with 10.8 million passengers: an increase of almost 49% compared to the previous year. 

With information from EFE

AFG


Source: clarin

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