Spain Takes U.K. Visitors Off List for Restriction Free Travel

Travelers coming from the U.K. to Spain will have to either certify full vaccination or provide a negative test for Covid-19, according to an announcement published Tuesday by Spain’s official gazette.

The order backtracks on a previous decision, announced in May, that placed the U.K. on a restriction-free travel list. The decision announced in May was not implemented because “the qualitative data, specifically regarding the presence of virus variants, weren’t considered favorable,” according to the gazette.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had announced a reversal in policy for travelers from the U.K. yesterday.

Children under six are exempt from certifying tests and vaccinations, according to the foreign ministry website.

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