Tunisia Issues New Restrictions on Travel to Spain

Tunisia Issues New restrictions on travel to Spain (News Central TV)

Following the recent decision of Spanish authorities, Tunisair announced on Tuesday that as of July 14, 2021, it will impose new travel restrictions on Spain.

All travellers going to Spain, including those in transit and those under 6 years old, are required to present a personal and non-transferable health form.

The new decision refers travellers to the document on the Spain Travel Health-SpTH application which may be downloaded via: https://www.spth.gob.es.

On completion, the traveller will get a QR code associated with their trip which must be kept on their mobile phone or printed out in order to pass the airport health check.

Also, any entry into Spanish territory is subject to the presentation, in digital or paper format, of either a certificate proving full vaccination against COVID-19 for at least 14 days, or a certificate of reinstatement of COVID-19, or a certificate of screening test for active infection or antigenic test, with a negative result, issued within 48 hours prior to arrival in Spanish territory, or a certificate of PCR test carried out less than 72 hours prior to arriving in Spanish territory with a negative result.

The diagnostic test certificates (PCR or RAPID) must include at least information such as name, and surname of the owner, date of sample collection, type of test performed, country of issue.

Furthermore, any traveller, particularly Tunisian citizens who are not resident in Spain or in any of the countries of the Schengen and EEC area, will not be accepted except for the following exceptions:

1. Ordinary residents of the European Union, Schengen associated states, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican (Holy See), or San Marino who travel to Spain, providing documentary proof.

2. Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen associated State who is travelling to Spain.

3. Health professionals, including researchers and elderly care professionals, travelling to or from their professional activity.

4. Transport, seamen and aviation personnel required to carry out air transport activities.

5. Diplomatic, consular, international organisations, military, civil defence and humanitarian personnel in the performance of their duties.

6. Students studying in the Member States or Schengen associated States who have a permit or long-term visa and the corresponding medical insurance, provided that they are travelling to the country where they are studying and that the entry takes place during the academic year or 15 days before.

7. Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out at a distance, including participants in high-level sporting events held in Spain. These circumstances must be documented.

8. Persons travelling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.

9. Persons who have documents justifying reasons of force majeure, or whose entry is authorised for humanitarian reasons.

10. Any person with a vaccination certificate that the Ministry of Health recognises and verifies as valid. Minors accompanying vaccinated persons will be accepted.

Any entry into Spain, according to all the above exceptions, except for the last point (10), will be forbidden for tourist reasons.

Spain was among the worst-hit countries in Europe with soaring death rates, overrun hospitals, and millions confined to their homes as national lockdown took effect.

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