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Foreign Office warns holidaymakers heading to Spain following a surge in travel bookings

by LLB staff reporter
26th Jan 22 4:16 pm

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) are warning British holidaymakers planning to book in Spain that travellers must have at least two vaccines.

Families who are planning holidays in Spain during the half term and have children aged between 12 and 15-years old are most likely not to be all vaccinated.

The FCDO said on its website, “Tourism: you must show proof of being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a one-dose vaccine) at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain (date(s) of vaccination must be specified).”

It adds, “If you’re travelling to Spain for tourism purposes, you cannot use the UK proof of COVID recovery record certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months.”

Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said, “The 12 to 17-year-old age group has suffered disproportionately.

“That’s why so many family holidays have been cancelled.

“It is an age group that has suffered especially in Europe with other countries imposing tougher restrictions on them because they have not been fully vaccinated.”

Holiday firms report a surge in bookings for foreign travel as government scraps testing and isolation rules for those arriving in the UK for those who are fully vaccinated.

From 11 February people who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a Covid test.

Andrew Flintham, managing director of the UK’s largest tour operator Tui, said the announcement was “a huge leap forwards in getting travel back to normal.”

He added, “The relaxation of testing rules has already resulted in an increase in bookings, with customer confidence growing every day in recent weeks.

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