Form end on April 7, health clearance… Everything you need to know to get there in 2022

The entry form to Spain has been canceled since April 7 for tourists with a health passport. Mask wearing, one of the last restrictions in effect, will only be required in certain cases from April 20.

The temperatures there are mild in the spring and Spain attracts more than ever the many French vacationers. Especially since restrictions on the other side of the Pyrenees are being loosened at high speed. The epidemic wave of Covid-19 has begun to recede since mid-January, more than 92% of the population has been vaccinated, and the government is sharpening a new strategy to switch to “light” surveillance. As a symbol, the health card has been abandoned by most regions. Et le gouvernement espagnol an annoncé le 6 avril la fin du masque à l’intérieur, sauf dans les transports ou les hôpitaux, à partir du 20 avril, après la Semaine sainte (10-17 avril), lors de la selles retro in the family.

At the end of February, Spain still considered France an “at-risk country”, with specific control measures for any travelers over 12 years old. He will have to submit to it to enjoy the Balearic Islands or rediscover Barcelona. However, it is still relatively easy to get to Spain for the French tourist.

On arrival in Spain: figure, vaccine, tests .. What are the formalities for French tourists?

Since April 7, French travelers crossing the Pyrenees no longer have to complete the online form before their departure, for which they are assigned a QR code. The State Secretariat for Tourism announced this measure on its Twitter account. This applies to all travelers with a health permit.

The health pass is still required. Whether they arrive by plane, car, train or boat, French over the age of 12 must submit either:

  • a Evidence of vaccinationproving that the full vaccination schedule (two doses) was implemented more than 14 days ago,
  • a Negative PCR test less than 72 hours or a antigen test less than 24 hours,
  • a Recovery Certificate Covid-19, effective from the 11th day after the first 180-day positive test.

These documents can be submitted in the form of the European Health Certificate, in digital or paper format. Passengers on flights are exempt from these procedures, as are children under the age of twelve.

Hotels, curfews … What are the procedures in place on the site?

Spain is preparing to lift almost all restrictions, in light of Easter and the summer holidays. Nationally, mask-wearing outside is no longer mandatory since February 10. It is mandatory from 6 years of age indoors (including public and private transport) and outdoors when social distancing (1.5 metres) is not possible. Additional health measures can then be developed by each independent community. Details of the procedures in force in each region can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

However, it’s time for a break: There are still very few restrictions on metering devices or closing times for bars and restaurants. The Spanish government announced on April 6 the end of the mask indoors, excluding transport or hospitalizations, from April 20. The CEO preferred to wait until Holy Week (10-17 April), when the Spaniards would reunite with their families, before ending the obligation to wear it.

Mask-wearing indoors was one of the last restrictions still in place in Spain, a country that was shocked by the first wave of the pandemic in the spring of 2020 and during which it decreed one of the world’s most stringent confinements.

Spain already scrapped a quarantine obligation for mild cases of Covid-19 last week as part of a new strategy aimed at treating it as an endemic disease with epidemiological surveillance similar to that of influenza.

The government has also ended systematic examinations of all suspected cases or contact cases in order to limit them to people at risk (over 60, immunocompromised or pregnant women), caregivers and critical cases.

What are the formalities of the Balearic and Canary Islands?

The situation on the Spanish islands may differ from that of the mainland. to reach Balearics the current conditions are roughly similar to those on the continent (the document required for children over 12 years old), as well as a specific form that is still required to this day.

Entry conditions for Canary Islands It’s also similar to those in mainland Spain, except that travelers must download the government’s RadarCovid app. Travel restrictions and on-site health measures are detailed on the website of the Tourism Office of the Canary Islands or on the website of the Autonomous Community Government.

see also Covid-19: Madrid people drop their mask abroad

On his return from Spain, what are the actions of the French?

to me not immune, a PCR or antigen test is required upon return from Spain to France. Since February 12, this test should be less than 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (antigenic). Please note that exams are for a fee in Spain.

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