Entry to Spain from UK

moulesy replied on 14/10/2021 14:55

Posted on 14/10/2021 14:55

A question for anyone who has recently been or may still be in Spain having gone direct from UK.

We are planning a holiday in January. Obviously I know a lot can change between now and then. I read that, presently, one needs to fill in an online health control form within 48 hours of flying to Spain from the UK.

So, does one need to print a copy of that form or is it in some way added to one's passport details?

Any information would be appreciated. 

Lutz replied on 14/10/2021 15:41

Posted on 14/10/2021 15:41

You will need a hard copy. The details cannot be added to one's passport because EU citizens, including those living in the UK, don't travel with a passport so in such cases there would be nothing to which to details could be added.

AnotherDavid replied on 14/10/2021 16:12

Posted on 14/10/2021 15:56 by chrissies

Hi we have just come home from Majorca and no you don’t need a hard copy they just scan the QR code off your phone really easy 

Posted on 14/10/2021 16:12

They didn't even scan ours , just looked but I did show them hard copy of the NHS passport.which I had not been able to scan onto the PLF

JollyKernow replied on 14/10/2021 18:59

Posted on 14/10/2021 14:55 by moulesy

A question for anyone who has recently been or may still be in Spain having gone direct from UK.

We are planning a holiday in January. Obviously I know a lot can change between now and then. I read that, presently, one needs to fill in an online health control form within 48 hours of flying to Spain from the UK.

So, does one need to print a copy of that form or is it in some way added to one's passport details?

Any information would be appreciated. 

Posted on 14/10/2021 18:59

Evening

We are in Spain at present. We travelled with BF from Plymouth to Santander, all very straightforward. At check in hand in ferry ticket and passport, then qr code from PLF along with proof of double vax. QR code was photographed (we printed copies of both which did actually speed up the process) Before disembarking BF staff were taking everyone's tempuratures. At passport control passports were scanned as usual but were then date stamped. From checking in at Plymouth and throughout the journey mask wearing is compulsory as it is here still. As we are returning before the end of the month when the proposed changes to testing happen we have booked a day two PCR test.

The guy at check in at Plymouth mentioned the main reason for lengthy queues was because people aren't prepared with the necessary paperwork, some even failing to complete a PLF at all!

JK

JVB66 replied on 14/10/2021 19:08

Posted on 14/10/2021 18:59 by JollyKernow

Evening

We are in Spain at present. We travelled with BF from Plymouth to Santander, all very straightforward. At check in hand in ferry ticket and passport, then qr code from PLF along with proof of double vax. QR code was photographed (we printed copies of both which did actually speed up the process) Before disembarking BF staff were taking everyone's tempuratures. At passport control passports were scanned as usual but were then date stamped. From checking in at Plymouth and throughout the journey mask wearing is compulsory as it is here still. As we are returning before the end of the month when the proposed changes to testing happen we have booked a day two PCR test.

The guy at check in at Plymouth mentioned the main reason for lengthy queues was because people aren't prepared with the necessary paperwork, some even failing to complete a PLF at all!

JK

Posted on 14/10/2021 19:08

But doe that not happen in most scenarios , when we had our first and second covid jabs most of the delay was with those who had not got the right paperwork or not filled it in as requested. , in the letters that came in the same envelope  

Same when I had my flue jab the holdup was with those who did not read the letter that came with instructions

ValDa replied on 14/10/2021 22:51

Posted on 14/10/2021 22:51

We went from our house in Southern France, into Spain, a few times in June, July and August, with no border restrictions whatsoever!  Just a reassurance to those readind this thread, who may think it's not easy to get into Spain any more from the UK.  There were no border controls at all, on the A9 autoroute between Perpignan and La Jonquera.

AnotherDavid replied on 15/10/2021 09:14

Posted on 14/10/2021 22:51 by ValDa

We went from our house in Southern France, into Spain, a few times in June, July and August, with no border restrictions whatsoever!  Just a reassurance to those readind this thread, who may think it's not easy to get into Spain any more from the UK.  There were no border controls at all, on the A9 autoroute between Perpignan and La Jonquera.

Posted on 15/10/2021 09:14

Our experience too Val, we got off the ferry in Spain and " turned left", we had printed out the required Statement of Honor" that we were free from symptoms but didn't even stop at the border. Returning to Spain we did briefly stop because a Dutch registered car in front of us was being questioned about something but no interest was shown in us.