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Entry to Spain - vaccination certificate to expire after 270 days

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:44am
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I don't know if you are aware of a new EU regulation.

From 1st of February COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates are valid for only 9 months (270 days) from last jab.


There are plenty of stupid advices in media to obtain a booster jab if your double jabs are expired... but nobody continues the advice to say - what when booster jab is expired? (as every other jab it works only for certain period). There is no 4th dose in the UK.

It looks like those who had their booster in for example November last year won't be able to enter Spain (EU countries are free to follow the regulation, Spain will do) from August (when 270 days are gone) etc.

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:42am

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:42am

My friend has just had a letter inviting her to make an appointment to have a fourth dose - she is one of those people on the extremely clinically vulnerable list, so is prioritised. Hopefully, the rest of us will have a fourth dose in due time. 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:31pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:31pm

stanpr wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:44am:

I don't know if you are aware of a new EU regulation.

From 1st of February COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates are valid for only 9 months (270 days) from last jab.


There are plenty of stupid advices in media to obtain a booster jab if your double jabs are expired... but nobody continues the advice to say - what when booster jab is expired? (as every other jab it works only for certain period). There is no 4th dose in the UK.

It looks like those w...

...ho had their booster in for example November last year won't be able to enter Spain (EU countries are free to follow the regulation, Spain will do) from August (when 270 days are gone) etc.

I've been thinking the same since this was announced, last I heard Spain is keeping this rule until 2023, but no talk about 4th jab. 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:28pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:28pm

stanpr wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:44am:

I don't know if you are aware of a new EU regulation.

From 1st of February COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates are valid for only 9 months (270 days) from last jab.


There are plenty of stupid advices in media to obtain a booster jab if your double jabs are expired... but nobody continues the advice to say - what when booster jab is expired? (as every other jab it works only for certain period). There is no 4th dose in the UK.

It looks like those w...

...ho had their booster in for example November last year won't be able to enter Spain (EU countries are free to follow the regulation, Spain will do) from August (when 270 days are gone) etc.

Dozens of other posts on the same subject.

Link copied from another post will answer your question.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/mex_22_685?fbclid=IwAR0M8O8M0h3Ic2udx3iO6XK_etEy3jYnxiCrehvT9B3ceUT2HvwXrq54QJc

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:52pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:52pm

 Your right that it is not clear what will happen if there is no 4th dose and the 270 day limit is reached on the booster dose. I would expect that the next steps will be clearer in a couple of months, I don't think anyone wants to stop people travelling around.   

  The advice to get a booster jab is so as to keep the immune system to the optimum to help fight off covid, that is regardless of whether you travel abroad or not.

 I think that the EU 270 day rule was probably put in place to help encourage people to get a booster, but that's just my view. 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:48pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:48pm

The 270 day expiry rule applies to original 1 or 2 jab vaccination and not to a booster - see extract from Gov.U.K. Website on entry to Spain

stanpr

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:51pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:51pm

REH19 wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:48pm:

The 270 day expiry rule applies to original 1 or 2 jab vaccination and not to a booster - see extract from Gov.U.K. Website on entry to Spain

No, it doesn't say booster doesn't expire.

Apart of that UK does not decide about Spanish rules of entry.

stanpr

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:00pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:00pm

GrahamLynn wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:28pm:

Dozens of other posts on the same subject.

Link copied from another post will answer your question.

Do you mean this?: "The standard acceptance period does not apply to certificates for booster doses."

GrahamLynn

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:07pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:07pm

stanpr wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:00pm:

Do you mean this?: "The standard acceptance period does not apply to certificates for booster doses."

Yes

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:56pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:56pm

stanpr wrote on Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:51pm:

No, it doesn't say booster doesn't expire.

Apart of that UK does not decide about Spanish rules of entry.

It does say that the expiry rule applies to the primary dose ie NOT the booster. It’s my understanding that the Gov.U.K. Website reflects foreign office guidance, so should be giving out accurate information 🤞🙂

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