COVID-19: Entry restrictions updated again

17 Aug 20

SPAIN

IMPACT – HIGH

Spain recently announced it has made another update to its entry restrictions for residents of certain countries.

Key points:

As of Aug. 8, residents from the following countries may enter Spain:

  • Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. (Entry for residents from China is subject to reciprocity.) Previously, residents of Morocco were allowed to enter Spain (subject to reciprocity), but this is no longer true.
  • All travelers entering Spain from non-EU/EEA countries are required to complete the Health Control Form (FCS), which is available in English here. The FCS form must be completed 48 hours before arrival. All travelers from third countries are also required to show the Health QR code at the airport health control when they arrive.

Background: Spain updated its entry restrictions in late July to allow residents from most of the countries listed above to enter, but recently made slight updates to the list.

Analysis & Comments: The continued allowance of entry for residents of the listed countries is good news for employers who wish to send employees from affected countries to Spain. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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