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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:51am
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Pauline59

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Can anyone update me on the situation of flying to  ALicante please 

What restrictions are in place and if/when they  might be lifted or relaxed

Thanks 

Pauline

DavidES

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:11pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:11pm

Hello Pauline,

Well currently under UK law you cannot leave the UK unless you are a Spanish 

national or have residencia in Spain.

You cannot go anywhere unless you have a legitimate reason such as work, essential

medical visit to a relative maybe.

If you are not a Spanish National or hold

residencia, you cannot currently go.

Don’t forget you need to have a negative

PCR test upto 72 hrs before departure to

Spain as well as completing Spanish health

questionnaire, which you do on line as a locator form.

Hi to the link below, it tells you all you need

to know about the current regulations today.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=9883ecab-21d0-4cb2-97d4-696b0c2c2a4b&utm_content=immediately

Hope it helps

Pauline59

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:48pm

Pauline59

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:48pm

DavidES wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:11pm:

Hello Pauline,

Well currently under UK law you cannot leave the UK unless you are a Spanish 

national or have residencia in Spain.

You cannot go anywhere unless you have a legitimate reason such as work, essential

medical visit to a relative maybe.

If you are not a Spanish National or hold

residencia, you cannot currently go.

Don’t forget you need to have a negative

PCR test upto 72 hrs before departure to

Spain as well as completing Spanish health

questionnaire, which you do on line as a locator form.

Hi to the link below, it tells you all you need

to know about the current regulations today.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=9883ecab-21d0-4cb2-97d4-696b0c2c2a4b&utm_content=immediately

Hope it helps

Very helpful, thanks

Flights booked for 20th March which isn't looking hopeful at the moment 

I don't have Spanish residence but do have a property

I'll keep an eye on it

Thanks again

Kelvin1960

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19pm

Kelvin1960

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19pm

Pauline59 wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:48pm:

Very helpful, thanks

Flights booked for 20th March which isn't looking hopeful at the moment 

I don't have Spanish residence but do have a property

I'll keep an eye on it

Thanks again

Unfortunately, owning a property in Spain grants you no rights or privileges with regard to travelling under Covid conditions.

Kimmy11

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54pm

Hi Pauline,

As the UK is on Spain's list of countries from which travel is banned, only Spanish nationals and Spanish residents are currently allowed entry.  The country's current State of Alarm is scheduled to last until 9 May 2021, but as the UK's vaccination programme is progressing very well, fingers-crossed Spain will lift the UK ban sooner than that.

Kind regards,

Kim

DavidES

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:08am

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:08am

Kimmy11 wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54pm:

Hi Pauline,

As the UK is on Spain's list of countries from which travel is banned, only Spanish nationals and Spanish residents are currently allowed entry.  The country's current State of Alarm is scheduled to last until 9 May 2021, but as the UK's vaccination programme is progressing very well, f...

...ingers-crossed Spain will lift the UK ban sooner than that.

Kind regards,

Kim

Yes I think this also.

There are two issues here with two

governments with slightly different rules.

It will improve once there are more people vaccinated we will see travel arrangements 

improve.

The long tunnel is getting shorter.

Pauline59

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:08pm

Pauline59

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:08pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54pm:

Hi Pauline,

As the UK is on Spain's list of countries from which travel is banned, only Spanish nationals and Spanish residents are currently allowed entry.  The country's current State of Alarm is scheduled to last until 9 May 2021, but as the UK's vaccination programme is progressing very well, f...

...ingers-crossed Spain will lift the UK ban sooner than that.

Kind regards,

Kim

Thanks that's helpful, I have been vaccinated 

ujuudeagha

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:14am

Posts: 43

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Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:14am

Kimmy11 wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:54pm:

Hi Pauline,

As the UK is on Spain's list of countries from which travel is banned, only Spanish nationals and Spanish residents are currently allowed entry.  The country's current State of Alarm is scheduled to last until 9 May 2021, but as the UK's vaccination programme is progressing very well, f...

...ingers-crossed Spain will lift the UK ban sooner than that.

Kind regards,

Kim

Spain would have to be also on a certain vaccination level to do that because being vaccinated doesn't mean one cannot be a carrier of the virus. One can still be carrier, but not affected as in they won't be ill from the virus.

Vaccination protects the vaccinated but not the unvaccinated ones around them 

Kimmy11

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38am

Kimmy11

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Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:38am

ujuudeagha wrote on Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:14am:

Spain would have to be also on a certain vaccination level to do that because being vaccinated doesn't mean one cannot be a carrier of the virus. One can still be carrier, but not affected as in they won't be ill from the virus.

Vaccination protects the vaccinated but not the unvaccinated ones around them ...

...

Hi ujuudaghea,

I don't know the Spanish government's view of the UK vaccine programme - the numbers look impressive, but we have to bear in mind that 16m people vaccinated so far is only the first dose.  The total number of UK people who have been fully vaccinated with both doses is far less impressive.

Research has started to try and identify whether vaccinated people are less able to spread the virus, but it's early days:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00450-z

I believe the "Track and Trace" component of the fight against Covid-19 has always been the weak link.  Not only is this important, as you've suggested, to capture asymptomatic people, but as the vaccine hasn't been made mandatory, there will always be a (hopefully small) proportion of people who refuse the vaccine and we'll have no idea of their disease 'status'.

Stay safe,

Kim

Readingdan

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:09pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:09pm

It looks like the 17th May will be the earliest possible time to travel subject to local conditions. I've booked flights for the 18th May, so keeping fingers and toes crossed.

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