Spain facilitates entry rules for tourists from Malta and several regions of France, Italy, Portugal and Poland
Maltese citizens and residents can travel to one European country with fewer restrictions on entry than in recent weeks, as the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare has finally removed Malta from its list of high-risk areas.
The decision has entered into force today, 4 October, and will remain in force until next Monday, when a new list of risk areas will be published, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
From now on, travelers from Malta can arrive in Spain today without the need to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery from the virus in recent months or, if the first two are not available, negative test results for coronavirus.
At the same time, several areas in France and Italy have been removed from the list of areas at risk. Although last week the whole of France was part of it, now only the following areas are on the list:
- Downtown – Val de Loir
- Grand Est
- La Réunion
- Pays de la Loire
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Fewer Italian regions are still on the list, and the Ministry of Health no longer considers income from the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Liguria, the Autonoma di Trento and Sardegna to be dangerous to public health.
Only the following Italian regions remain part of the list of risk areas in Italy: Calabria, Basilicata, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Marche, the Autonomous Community of Bolzano / Bozen, Puglia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto.
At the same time as last week the whole of Poland was considered very risky, now only the Polish regions of Lubelskie and Podlaskie are included in the list. According to Portugal, the country’s continents and the Autonomous Region of Madeira are still considered to be at risk, while its other outermost regions are considered safe.
Tourists from these areas are also no longer required to provide evidence of vaccination, recovery or negative test results upon arrival in Spain.
Only 2 new areas added to the list of high risk areas
Only two new areas have been added to the list of high-risk countries and territories this week as follows:
- The Southern Great Plain region of Hungary, formerly Budapest, Northern Hungary and Pest
- The region of Nordjylland in Denmark, in addition to the formerly listed Hovedstaden and Zealand
Last week, the Ministry added the Czech regions of Moravia-Silesia and Prague, as well as the Hungarian regions of Pest and Northern Hungary.
In addition, the list includes all of the above countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, the Finnish regions of Southern Finland, Helsinki-Uusimaa, Western Finland and Northern and Eastern Finland, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
The list of safe third countries remains unchanged
The list of third countries considered epidemiologically safe for the risk of coronavirus, which travelers from their territory represent to Spain, will remain unchanged this week as well.
In addition, the Spanish Ministry of the Interior has extended the entry ban in force last week for non-essential travel from other third countries. The ban has been extended for a month and can be extended.