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Covid Precautions and Requirements

Updated: 01/072021

Entry Requirements for arrivals from the UK

Summary:

  • Proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR Covid test result (antigen tests are not valid)
  • Online health form declaration

 Proof of vaccination or negative PRC test result

From 2 July 2021, the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12 years old) to present on entry one of the following:

  • documentation issued within 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain, certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 test, e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR, and tested negative. Antigen tests are not currently accepted.
  • proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain (date(s) of vaccination must be specified), with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation

Documents can be in either English, Spanish, French or German and in paper or electronic format.

All documents must specify the name and surname of the passenger. See Spain Travel Health page for specific details regarding the documentation you must present to accredit your COVID-19 test results and proof of vaccination.

If you live in England, Spain will accept the NHS COVID Pass or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Spain will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please note: Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status as it may not be accepted.  For more details see the Spain travel Health page.

Online health forms for entering Spain & returning home

There is an ‘air corridor’ in place between Spain and parts of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), so anyone entering Spain, and returning to those countries within the UK will need to provide information for contact tracing purposes at their point of entry (airport/ferry port etc).

ENTERING SPAIN (HEALTH FORM)

You must complete a Spanish ‘health control form’ online before arrriving in Spain.  This can be done online through the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) website at: www.spth.gob.es.  But you cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in Spain.

You will receive a QR code to print out or show on your mobile phone (if you’ve used the SpTH mobile app) at the health checkpoint when you arrive in Spain.

The SpTH website also includes a reminder of the measures currently in place in Spain to combat Covid-19.

RETURNING HOME (HEALTH FORM)

If you’re returning home to the UK, you must complete a UK health form before you arrive back in the UK. You can do this online at www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk but you cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.

You’ll need to show your completed form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone.  If you’d like us to print a copy for you during your stay, just ask us.

The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

Most other countries that allow international travel have also adopted Health Control Forms, so if traveling to us from a different country, please do check the requirements in place for returning home after your stay.

WHILST IN SPAIN

Capacity limits are in place in commercial premises, but shops and cultural venues such as museums, theatres and auditoriums are open once again, as are our national parks, visitor centres and tourist information offices.

Pavement cafes and restaurants can open at full capacity and indoor establishments are open too, with lower capacity due to spacing tables at a social distance.  The current advice is to maintain social distance and to wash hands and surfaces regularly.

It is no longer obligatory to wear a mask when outside, assuming that social distance of 1.5m can be maintained.  It is still mandatory to wear a mask inside a public place (e.g. shops, museums etc) and on public transport, and you’re required to carry a mask with you at all times.

Rules for Visitors to Andalusia
  • Maintain a social distance of 1.5m whenever possible
  • Masks must be worn inside public buildings, cafes, shops etc.
  • It is no longer obligatory to wear a mask when outside
  • You must have a mask with you at all times when in public spaces
Specifically at Finca Gran Cerros
  • Our outdoor kitchen and bar area is open to all guests, who should maintain a distance of 1.5m
  • The garden and pool area is open and sunbeds are spaced appropriately (and cleaned per regulations)
  • In addition, alcohol disinfectant is available next to each sunbed for guests to use themselves before/after using a sunbed
  • Meals will continue to be served on your own private terrace, or in the outdoor Summer kitchen and bar area at a social distance
  • We will always wear a mask when serving food to you / clearing dishes and will maintain a social distance at all other times

We will of course be adhering to the Government advice regarding social distancing and health and safety, including enhanced disinfecting and cleaning regimes, which we’ve detailed more fully in our FAQs.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you.

Love,

 

Michael & Shaun

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