1 Nov, 2021 @ 10:00
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Spain extends COVID-19 non-essential travel ban for unvaccinated visitors from most non-EU countries for another month

Domestic travellers overtake British users of Costa Blanca's Alicante-Elche airport in Spain
Passengers look at the flight information boards at Alicante airport, Spain, as hundreds of people have been told their return flights have been cancelled following the UK government warning against travel to the Spanish mainland because of its high levels of COVID-19 cases. Picture date: Saturday August 1, 2020.

SPAIN has extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travels from a long list of non-EU countries for another month.

The Interior Ministry published the decision to extend the ban that was introduced on July 17 in Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) on Monday.

The ban will now last until the end of November unless is extended again.

Under the rules, unvaccinated travellers from all countries outside the EU that do not appear on the ‘safe list’ will not be allowed to enter Spain unless they have an approved reason to travel.

Those exempt from the ban must have valid proof that they are fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine that was administered at least 14 days before entry.

The safe list now includes the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • China
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Macao SAR
  • Taiwan


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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