Can you travel from UK to Spain?

Taken from official sources. Links below

Media mixed messages lately about whether and when you can travel from UK to Spain. Here are the facts…

Permitted reasons to enter Spain after 30 March 2021 from 6pm (GMT+1) on 30 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands)

Passenger travel between the UK and Spain will resume, however entry restrictions and testing requirements will remain in force. Only Spanish citizens, those who are legally resident in Spain or those who can demonstrate through documentary evidence an essential need to enter Spain, will be allowed to enter the country.

Permitted circumstances include:

  • Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State, who are travelling onto said country.
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  • Health professionals, including health researchers, and elderly care professionals who are going to or returning from essential work.
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  • Transport personnel, seafarers and aeronautical personnel.
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  • Diplomatic, consular, international organizations, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations.
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  • Students who carry out their studies in the Member States or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa and medical insurance, provided that they are travelling to the country where they are studying, and that entry occurs during the academic year or 15 days previous.
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  • Highly skilled essential workers whose work cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events due to take place in Spain.
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  • People traveling for imperative family reasons who can demonstrate an essential need to travel.
 
All of the circumstances above must be justified by documentary evidence. You should be aware that you may be questioned on arrival by Spanish border authorities to ensure you meet the entry requirements. Spanish border authorities will only grant entry if they are satisfied that your journey to Spain is essential and reserve the right to deny passage.
 

Data Sources

https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2020-8099… Original Spanish source from which the UK government has taken its translation (Yes the date is July 2020, this document is the base info which is updated with annex info as it becomes relevant)

https://www.gov.uk/foreign…/spain/entry-requirements… From UK government 24th March

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