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Spanish borders open to UK travellers

Spanish borders open again to UK Travellers this Monday, May 24th. UK Travellers are free to enter Spain for non-essential purposes, such as tourism, and stay in Spain without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days within 6 months They will NOT need to present negative COVID-19 test certificate (PCR), as long as they have remained in the UK in the last 14 days.

Spanish borders opens in May 24th to UK travellers. However, it is still mandatory for all residents in the United Kingdom (including children of all age) to fill in a Health Control Form (FCS). You can download the form in the following link https://www.spth.gob.es/

UK travellers visiting Spain

Please, be aware that the visa framework established as a consequence of Brexit for UK travellers, remains in force. British citizens will still need a visa for purposes other than tourism, such as carrying out professional activities in Spain. Please, carefully check regulations at the following link before travelling: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advises UK travellers against all but essential travel to Spain. Including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands. Based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Everyone travelling back to the UK from the UK must review the following guidelines:

  • book at least one coronavirus (COVID-19) test for after you arrive
  • provide your contact details by completing the online passenger locator form
  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 3 days before you leave for the UK
  • follow the testing and quarantine rules in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Contact us if you want to explore the Spanish residency options and its tax implications after Brexit to ensure you can spend more that 90 days in any 180 days period.