Like many countries around the world, Spain shut its borders to British travellers after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 said to be much more transmissible. As a result, there are now strict entry rules for those who hope to visit Spain.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has been updating its travel advice page in line with the latest changes from the Spanish Government.
Now, there has been a slight amendment to Britons who will be able to enter into Spain during the border closure starting from January 4, 2021.
Britons who are residents of Spain are already allowed to enter the country.
The new change will make it easier for those who are in the process of becoming a Spanish resident to enter the country with documentation.
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The FCDO explains: “If you are resident in Spain, you should also carry the appropriate proof of residency documents as well as a valid passport when you travel.
“Spanish authorities have clarified that either the A4-size or credit card-sized green EU registration certificates, the ‘Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión Europea’, or the new TIE card, the ‘Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero’ are valid proof of residency for UK nationals who wish to return to their homes in Spain.”