Spain imposes stricter entry restrictions on travelers from all over France and Italy



After weeks where only certain regions of their territory are on Spain’s list of high-risk areas, Italy and France have been moved to the same list as a whole.

On September 6, when the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Protection updated the list of countries in the European Union and the Schengen Area whose travel is considered more risky for health public in Spain, he added France and Italy, as well as the regions of Romania. from Nord-Vest and Vest.

The new changes mean that travelers arriving in Spain from France and Italy and the Romanian regions of Nord-Vest and Vest are now required to present a document proving that they have been vaccinated with a vaccine accepted by the Spanish authorities as valid proof of immunity for travel.

Proof of previous COVID-19 infection as well as negative COVID-19 test results may be presented in order to be eligible to enter Spain from these areas, instead of proof of vaccination.

The decision took effect on September 6 and will remain in effect until the end of the week, September 12.

Previously, when the list was last updated on August 30, only the following regions in those countries were considered high-risk areas, so only travelers from those regions were subject to more stringent entry rules:

  • France (Corsica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Réunion, Martinique, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-FrancheComté, Brittany, Center – Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France , Ile-deFrance, Normandy, New Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire)
  • Italy (Basilica, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Autonomous Province of Bolzano / Bozen, Autonomous Province of Trento, Apulia, Umbria , Aosta Valley / Aosta Valley and Veneto)
  • Romania (BucureÅŸti-Ilfov)

France and Italy have both marked an increase in the number of COVID-19. Data from the World Health Organization shows that the rate of new cases reported in the past seven days per 100,000 population in France is 136.31 while in Italy it is 67.55.

While in the last 24 hours, France has registered 2,310 new cases while Italy has identified 3,347 other cases of people infected with the virus.

Thus, the current list of high-risk areas of Spain in the EU and the Schengen area includes the following: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland (Helsinki-Uusimaa, Etelä- Suomi, Länsi-Suomi and Pohjoisja Itä-Suomi), France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania (Bucureşti-Ilfov, Nord- Vest and Vest), Slovenia and Sweden.

At the same time, Spain has also updated its list of epidemiologically safe third countries, travelers from countries in which the list is eligible to enter Spain even for non-essential purposes. Authorities removed Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Lebanon from the list – the same countries also being removed from the EU’s white list last week.



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