The chilly weather looks like it will be setting in across Scotland over the coming days - which has left many thinking about an early holiday in the sun.
And one of the most popular places for Scots holidaymakers to visit is Spain. Figures show that just over 18 million people visited the western European country in 2019.
But the number of Scots jetting over to Spain has dropped somewhat over the past two years due to the Covid pandemic. Requirements to test, vaccine passports and filling in travel forms are all tasks that have now become common parts of the holiday experience.With more and more of the population now getting their jabs, the fear of going abroad amid the pandemic has been lifted somewhat.Here is what we know about the travel restrictions for Scots heading into Spain.Scots holidaymakers must be fully vaccinated to gain entry into Spain from the UK, under current rules.All international arrivals must fill in a Health Control Form and present the QR code (either physical or digital) when arriving at their airport of choice.The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) say that some airports may do additional tests, such as temperature checks, a visual health assessment or testing on arrival.Scots are not required to show evidence of a negative Covid test prior to entry into the country.Border control at the airport will also accept the UK’s proof of vaccination record when holidaymakers are asked to present this information.Children under 12 are not required to show proof of their vaccination.
Scots that are yet to get at least two doses of vaccine can only enter Spain for essential reasons.In order to qualify as “fully vaccinated” for entry into Spain, Scots are not currently required to showRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk