The Spanish Government has extended the EU border closure to non-EU countries until the end of February 2021 as per the BOE INT/62/2021
Non-essential travel from non-EU countries is banned until midnight 28th Feb 2020.
Japan has also been added to the High-Risk country list. There are only 7 countries that remain on the Safe List where non-essential travel is allowed, these are:
– New Zealand
– South Korea
Only legal residents of Gibraltar, whatever their nationality, can come to Spain provided that there is the reciprocity of entry into Gibraltar for residents of the Campo de Gibraltar region.
There are exceptions to this ban if people need to travel for reasons which are essential reasons, for example frontline workers however only people in possession of documented reasons of ‘force majeure’ or need, or whose entry is authorised for ‘humanitarian reasons’ will be allowed.
If you are a UK citizen without Spanish residency you will not be allowed to travel to Spain before 1 March 2021. Of course this may be changed but at the time of writing this is correct.
Remember if you are a UK national and you were living in Spain before the end of 2020 you can still apply for residency in Spain, under what we could term the ‘old requirements’. If you moved to Spain after 31.12.20 then you can still apply for residency but the requirements now are more onerous. At the Just Law Spanish Solicitors we can help you with the process.
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