The Spanish authorities raised Wednesday to 12 years, against 6 years so far, the minimum age from which a negative test for Covid-19 is necessary to enter Spain. Spain will accept both PCR tests and antigen tests for populations over 12 years old. Taking into account the recommendations of the European Commission which, in order to revive tourism, advises to harmonize the measures to which travelers will be subject within the EU, Spain is thus aligning itself with the minimum age for access to vaccination and on the limits set by neighboring countries.
In Italy, vaccination has been open to people over 12 since Thursday, while in France, 12 to 18 year olds can be vaccinated against Covid-19 from June 15. For its part, the Spanish government plans to vaccinate 12 to 17 year olds before the start of the school year in September. Separately, another decree published in the Spanish Official Journal on Wednesday states that, as with travelers arriving by plane, Spain will now allow travelers arriving by road if they have a vaccination certificate.
Until now, the country required a negative PCR test of less than seventy-two hours for anyone wishing to cross the French land border to travel to Spain. For unvaccinated people, it will now be necessary to present a negative PCR or antigen test. By vaccinated person, Spain means any person having a certificate from the country of origin issued “14 days after the date of administration” of the full dose of vaccine (14 days after the injection of the second dose, except in the case of single dose sera).