Sunday, June 20

The BOE confirms that Spain will allow access to vaccinated travelers from this Monday

Traveler at the Barajas airport.

Traveler at the Barajas airport.

Travelers who can prove that they are immunized with the complete vaccination schedule Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen, authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or the Chinese companies Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac will be able to enter Spain from next Monday, June 7.

This is stated in the order published this Saturday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), prepared by the Ministries of Health and the Interior, in charge of health and border control, and which requires that it be accredited as requirements to enter Spain to have received the full agenda 14 days before.

According to the order, the European Union is developing the framework for issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable certificates of vaccination, diagnostic tests and recovery, to facilitate free movement between member states during the pandemic, through the introduction of the EU COVID Digital Certificate.

All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea must fill in before departure a sanitary control form through the website or the Spain Travel Health application, a system that has been modified “to facilitate the location of those passengers on whom traceability measures have to be applied, as well as the inclusion in the vaccination certification control procedure, diagnostic test and recovery that travelers may present “.

Thus, in the case of land borders, all persons over six years of age, from countries or areas at risk arriving in Spain must have one of the certifications contemplated in this resolution.

Travelers from Brazil, India and South Africa will not be able to enter Spain due to the high incidence of covid-19 variants.

In this way and coinciding with the opening to tourists on June 7, Spain will test the digital green certificate, a QR code, agreed by the 27 EU countries, which guarantees that the tourist does not have covid well because they are vaccinated , has passed the disease or has a Negative PCR.

The movement of passengers linked to international cruise-type passenger ships and whose activity has been re-established on the same date is also regulated in the same order. May 27, 2021.

The BOE also publishes the agreement of the Interterritorial Health Council of last June 2, which proposes the opening of nightlife venues and clubs when the territorial unit of reference for the control of the covid of the autonomous community in which the place is located reaches alert level 1.

In those cases, a closing time is proposed at most at two in the morning, being able to extend one more hour.

In addition, a maximum of half of the capacity inside the premises is recommended, while the all the tables on outdoor terraces, with a table occupation of 6 people inside and 10 outside.

The agreement also contemplates being able to open with an alert level 2, “as long as the complementary indicators for estimating the alert level show a favorable evolution”.

Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, Madrid and Murcia voted against of this agreement, which also includes general restrictions, depending on the alert level, for the hotel industry and for beach bars or restaurants, as well as for mass events, in addition to limiting the consumption of tobacco in public spaces, which is only allowed if there is an interpersonal distance of at least two meters.

According to the BOE, Castilla y León and the Autonomous City of Melilla they abstained from voting on this agreement, while the Basque Country did not even participate in the vote and, like the community of Madrid, has expressed its discomfort over these recommendations adopted at the request of the Ministry of Health.

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