September 17, 2021

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We tell you what changes from Monday to travel to Spain

On the Franco-Spanish border during the Covid-19 period. (Drawing) – INA Photography Institute / Ciba USA / Ciba

  • Starting this Monday, individuals who can prove the vaccine will be able to cross the Franco-Spanish border without having to submit to a negative PCR test.
  • For French people returning from Spain, a negative test of less than 72 hours is no longer mandatory from Wednesday, if they have received two doses of the vaccine or a dose for those who have already received Covit-19.

L ‘Spain It is one of the favorite destinations of the French in summer. But contagious
Govit-19 There have been a limited number of trips to our neighbors in recent months. To get there, until now, you can justify a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours to cross the border. Only children under the age of six, air travelers, cross-border travelers and road carriers are exempt so far.

As of Monday, the country has decided to change the regime. The government of Pedro Sanchez pointed out that foreigners wishing to enter the Iberian region could do so by presenting evidence. Vaccine.

“From Monday, travelers to Spain will be able to access it through PCR testing, antigen testing or vaccination certification. Better immunization data keeps us moving forward. Spain is a safe place, ”said Health Minister Carolina Tarias over the weekend.

A easing of the revival of Spain’s tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the health crisis, while the country is targeting 70% of the population vaccinated before the end of summer.

To return to France?

To return to France, things are changing, as Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste DiJபber pointed out over the weekend. Since Wednesday, and the transition to the third phase, vaccinated Europeans, including Swiss, can come to France without presenting a PCR test.

But for this, you should never have two doses for those who do not have Govit-19 or one dose for those who are already sick. For others, they must provide a PCR or antigen test less than 72 hours before returning to French territory. If passengers return from Spain before Wednesday, they have an obligation to present a PCR test of less than 72 hours, even if they have been vaccinated.

The correct course of action is to return from Spain, but not from the United States or the United Kingdom, for example, even if the passenger is vaccinated, a negative test is necessary.

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