Do FCO advise against travel to Spain?

Posted on Fri 10 June 2022 in Travel

The government now advise against all but essential travel to mainland Spain, as of 25 July, and the Balearics and Canaries, from 27 July. In addition, the government announced that anyone returning to the UK from Spain (including the islands) must self-isolate for 14 days.

Are the FCO advising against travel?

in cases of non-terrorist threats like coups, civil unrest, disease outbreaks or natural disasters, we will advise against travel only when we consider the risk to British nationals is unacceptably high. In March 2020 we exceptionally advised against all non-essential international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can I travel as a tourist to Spain now?

Current rules dictate that anyone can enter Spain for a vacation, as long as they provide either a certificate proving full vaccination, a negative test or a certificate of recovery. The test can be a PCR or rapid antigen test.

Do I need to fill in any forms to travel to Spain?

When you are travelling to Spain from another country, if you do not have an EU DCC or EU Equivalent, you will have to fill in the details of the Health Control Form (FCS) associated with your trip, and have the SpTH QR code that you will obtain after closing your form.

What date did FCO advise against travel?

Travel Advice against all non-essential travel: Foreign Secretary's statement, 17 March 2020. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement advising against all non-essential travel overseas in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

What travel insurance covers against FCO?

Your travel insurance policy will cover your medical bills and repatriation costs as standard should you fall ill or have an accident while away and need to return to the UK early. You will also have cover for lost, stolen or damaged luggage and possessions.

Do I need a PCR test to enter UK?

From 4am, Tuesday 7 December all people aged 12 years and over must also take a PCR or LFD COVID-19 test before they travel to England from abroad. People who qualify as fully vaccinated must quarantine and take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after they arrive in England. Lateral flow tests will not be accepted.

What does the FCO mean by essential travel?

If the FCO advises against all non-essential travel somewhere, it means that if you decide to go there you won't be protected from any risks you encounter. The definition reads like this: “Whether travel is essential or not is your own decision. You may have urgent family or business commitments to attend to.

What countries are on the green list?

'Green' countries/territories: countries/territories in which no active circulation of the virus is observed and no variants of concern are identified. These are the European Union member States as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican.