Travelers to Spain no longer need a negative coronavirus PCR test

From Monday, travelers no longer need a negative PCR test to enter Spain, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday. A negative antigen test, proof of a full vaccination against Covid-19 or a recovery from a recent coronavirus infection will be enough to travel to Spain.

The decision to remove the warrant for a PCR test makes it easier to travel to popular travel destinations such as Mallorca, where many Dutch people also travel each year. “Spain is popular. The Dutch love Spain,” a spokesperson for TUI travel agency told the NL Times.

This year, many Dutch people have booked a trip to the Canary Islands and the Baeleric Islands, regions that have only received a yellow travel advisory compared to the rest of Spain to which the orange code still applies.

Spain’s Health Minister Carolina Darias has said she hopes Spain can soon regain its leading position in international tourism. “Every day we take a new high towards normalization,” Darias said, according to the ANP.

Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister announced on Twitter that ten of the 47 million Spaniards have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. So far, 19 million people have had at least their first jab.

As in the Netherlands, infection rates and hospital admissions have recently declined, the number of coronavirus cases has also declined in Spain in recent weeks. Madrid remains an exception; the capital will remain a risk zone until June 20.

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