Britons Cancel Their Travel Arrangements to Spain Due to Vaccination Rules

Spanish accommodation facilities have received numerous cancellations from British nationals that planned to spend their half-term holidays there due to stringent entry rules to the Iberic country. In order to enter Spain, Britons over the age of 12 have to present a vaccination certificate indicating the primary course of vaccination […]

Spanish accommodation facilities have received numerous cancellations from British nationals that planned to spend their half-term holidays there due to stringent entry rules to the Iberic country.

In order to enter Spain, Britons over the age of 12 have to present a vaccination certificate indicating the primary course of vaccination was administered 14 to 270 days before travelling to the country, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Only vaccinated children with the full schedule may enter Spain. Keep in mind that vaccinated children with a single dose cannot travel to Spain with a NAAT/antigen test certificate. In all cases, you need a health control form,” the Travel Safe to Spain website explains.

Moreover, it is estimated that UK nationals have to provide a pre-departure PCR test before entering more than 80 holiday destinations around the world.

In addition, the hoteliers in the Spanish islands urged their government to loosen the restrictions as millions of pounds were lost due to such stringent rules.

The President of Tenerife Hoteliers Association, Jorge Marichal, pointed out how severe the profit losses caused by Coronavirus imposed restrictions were and asked for the government to change the rules so more UK nationals would visit the country so heavily dependent on tourism.

“The loss could be nearly 400 million euros in the Canary Islands. That’s only talking about the hotels – if we take into account the restaurant economy [too], it has a huge impact. For us, the British market is the biggest one. We have more than 2.5 million British citizens coming to Tenerife every normal year. For us, this part of the year is one of the most important. All these profits will be lost,” Marichal said.

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Moreover, the tourism business in the UK has been relatively recovering as Dame Irene Hays, owner of Hays Travel, told BBC last week that January bookings reached January 2020 levels, right before stringent restrictions were imposed due to COVID-19.

She also pointed out that Spain, Greece, Turkey and the United States were popular holiday spots and that the average price was up by €571 from 2019.

“They want to speak to a human being,” she said. “They want to make sure they are getting the best advice before they book. They also need to know somebody will be there for them while they are on their holiday,” Dame Hays said.

>> Brits Can Now Travel to Several EU Countries Under Facilitated COVID-19 Entry Rules

Britons Cancel Their Travel Arrangements to Spain Due to Vaccination Rules

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