Spain to lift COVID-19-related travel ban for UK travelers from March 30


Update. Authorities in Spain plan to lift the nation’s COVID-19-related ban on entry from the UK. Effective starting 18:00 March 30, travelers from the UK will be allowed to enter the country; however, they must present a negative result from a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. At the same time, the Spanish government will extend its existing ban on entry by travelers from South Africa and Brazil through at least April 13; citizens and permanent residents of Spain and Andorra are exempt. Freight transporters, aircrews, and persons in transit whose final destination is a non-Schengen country are also exempt.
Spain’s border with Portugal remains closed to nonessential travelers until at least April 6. Cross-border passenger rail services remain suspended.