Spain is set to lift coronavirus checks on travellers arriving from non-EU countries such as the UK, two-and-a-half years after the pandemic prompted the government to impose one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns.
At present passengers arriving from outside the European Union, barring some exempted countries, are required to provide documentary proof of vaccination or a negative test result and can be submitted to temperature and visual physical checks.
The restrictions would be lifted next month or at the beginning of November, according to El País, which cited unnamed sources from border control authorities.
Since June travellers arriving from EU countries have not been subject to coronavirus checks. In August the government ended a rule making face masks obligatory in Spanish airports. However, they remain