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Learn about the new regulations on Covid 19 to enter Spain

Minor tourists between 12 and 17 years old must have PCR or vaccine

The current conditions to enter Spain contemplate that tourists between the ages of 12 and 17 who travel from Venezuela to Spanish territory must present their vaccination certificate or, failing that, have a PCR test for amplification of molecular nucleic acid-NAAT ( RT-PCR or similar) of SARSCoV-2 with a negative result performed 72 hours before arrival in Spain.

According to the modification of the conditions of entry to Spain, dated January 28, 2022, published on the web portal of the Spanish consulate in Venezuela, this condition for adolescent travelers is in force from February 14, 2022.

This new regulation for entry into Spain does not accept the antigen test as valid for this group of travelers aged between 12 and 17 years, coming from third countries that are not part of the European Union or associated with the Schengen area.

For their part, tourists under 12 years of age are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate and a diagnostic PCR test for Covid-19.

In the case of tourists over 18 years of age who wish to travel to Spain, they must present the vaccination certificate.

Vaccination certificates against Covid-19 will be accepted by the Spanish authorities provided that 14 days have elapsed after receiving the vaccine, either the first or second dose, and no more than 270 days must have elapsed from the date of administration of the vaccine. last dose corresponding to the vaccination schedule. In this case, the traveler must present a health certificate for a booster dose.

“Among the most common vaccines in Venezuela, the Sinopharm / BIBP2 and Sinovac vaccines have been authorized by the WHO. The Sputnik V vaccine has not been authorized at the moment, so it is not valid for travel, ”reviews the regulations for traveling from Venezuela to Spain.

Sanitary Control Form

All persons traveling to Spain, regardless of their nationality, age or status, including those traveling in transit to other countries, must complete a health control form through the website www.spth before departure. gob.es or the Spain Travel Health –SpTH– application, available on Android and iOS.

Once the health control form has been completed, SpTH will generate an individualized QR code that the traveler must present to the transport companies before boarding, as well as during the health controls at the point of entry into Spain, as detailed in the Travel Regulations from Venezuela to Spain.

The Government of Venezuela recently increased the frequency of the route to Spain to five. According to information published by the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (Inac) from Venezuela to Spain the airlines Conviasa travel -two flights- and Plus Ultra, Iberia and Air Europa, once a week each.

Spain, along with the Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Turkey and Russia, make up the list of countries that currently have active air routes with Venezuela.

Who can travel to Spain without being vaccinated?

La rules of access to Spain points out that people included in categories exempt from entry restrictions to Spain can enter by presenting, alternatively, one of these three documents: PCR (Molecular Test or Rapid Antigen Test), Vaccination Certificate or Certificate of Recovery from Covid-19.

Travelers who can enter Spain without being vaccinated are:

-Spanish citizens or citizens of the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino, regardless of their place of residence.

-Regular residents of the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country, accrediting it with documentation.

-Holders of a long-term visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State who are going to that country.

-Health professionals, including health researchers, and elderly care professionals who go to or return from carrying out their work activity.
Transport personnel, seamen and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.

-Diplomatic, consular, international organization, military, civil protection personnel and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.

-Students who carry out their studies in the Member States or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa for long-term stay.

-Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. These circumstances must be documented.

-People who travel for imperative family reasons duly accredited.

-Persons who document reasons of force majeure or a situation of need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons.

-Residents in the third countries that appear in the annex provided that they come directly from them, have transited exclusively through other countries included in the list or have only made international transits in airports located in countries that do not appear in the annex. For residents of China, Hong Kong SAR, and Macao SAR, reciprocity remains to be verified.