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Spain eases entry rules for Gulf visitors

Spain has eased entry procedures for tourists from the Gulf

Due to a low number of Covid-19 cases and an extensive vaccination roll-out in both Spain and the Gulf, travellers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait and Bahrain will be able to enter Spain without the need for a diagnostic test or a certificate of vaccination or immunity.

A statement from Spain Tourism clarified that before arriving or transiting in Spain all passengers must fill in the Health Control Form on the Spain Travel Health website (www.spth.gob.es). Once the application is complete, passengers will be issued with a QR code, which is mandatory for entry. The FCS QR Code can also be downloaded through the Spain Travel Health mobile app.

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If travellers have any problems filling out this form or any questions regarding the health control procedure upon arrival in Spain, they can call +34 910 50 30 50 or send an email to spth@sanidad.gob.es.

Commenting on the news, Spain Tourism’s GCC director Daniel Rosado said: “This is indeed great news, especially for the GCC region as we have seen a significant increase in numbers to Spain in the past months and the trend continues. It shows that Spain is up to speed and the Covid-19 situation is well contained. This update of reduced restrictions will definitely increase tourism numbers to Spain.

“We’re happy to welcome GCC travellers to our beautiful country with open arms as always. Being a year-round destination, Spain has the added advantage to attract travellers for autumn and winter and now the European Centre for Disease  and Control (ECDC) has listed Spain as one of the safest countries to travel to, which is even more reassuring to travellers.” 

For the most up to date Spain entry requirements, visit www.travelsafe.spain.info 

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