Spain will require negative PCR or complete vaccine from travellers from the United Kingdom
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced today that Spain will require, starting this Thursday, a negative PCR or complete vaccine from all citizens coming from the United Kingdom .
The measure will begin to be applied on Thursday.
Sánchez has argued that the data arriving from the United Kingdom are worrying because they have contagions "well above 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days" and that they require additional measures, which have been announced with a 72 hour margin so that " British tour operators and tourists can effectively adapt to these new rules. '
Until now, the United Kingdom was in the group of countries whose travelers had no restrictions , along with the 27 of the Schengen area, the United States, Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and China, as well as residents of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.
The situation in the UK has worsened in recent weeks after the introduction of the Delta variant . On Saturday, the country reported more than 18,000 new infections in 24 hours, the highest number since February.