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Spain requires corona testing for tourists from 12 years old

This Wednesday, Spain raised from 6 to 12 the minimum age at which a negative coronavirus test must be submitted to enter the country, Spanish newspaper El Mundo said.

The newspaper pointed out that Spain has set this procedure, and it has been implemented since yesterday, Wednesday, as it is assumed that children under the age of 12 will be exempted from the requirement to undergo a corona test, pointing out that Spain will accept both polymerase chain reaction tests and antigen testing for those who are Above the age of 12 years.

The amendment is in line with the recommendations of the European Commission which, to revitalize tourism, advised to harmonize the procedures to which travelers are subject within the European Union.

Spain plans to vaccinate young people aged 12-17 before they return to school in September.

On the other hand, from Wednesday, the Spanish government will allow entry via France to people who present a certificate of vaccination, if they are not immunized, a PCR test or a negative antigen test to boost the tourism sector, which is fundamental to its economy and which has been devastated by the epidemic, Spain opened its borders on Monday Past for all vaccinated foreign tourists for at least 14 days.

Similarly, Spain, the second global tourist destination until the pandemic, has started issuing the digital health certificate that will facilitate travel between EU countries, which will come into effect across the European bloc on July 1.