On May 21, the Spanish Ministry of Tourism officially announced that from today, travelers from non-EU countries will be able to enter Spain with a negative PCR test for COVID-19. Thus, vaccinated and unvaccinated Russians from May 21 can freely visit Spain for the purpose of tourism.
Russian tourists over 12 years old get the opportunity to arrive in Spain in two cases:
- If they have a valid certificate of vaccination with European recognized (EMA) vaccines.
- If they have a PCR test done no earlier than 72 hours before departure to Spain. Such a test is needed both for vaccinated by Sputnik and unvaccinated.
Children under the age of 12 do not need any certificates to travel to Spain.
Many Russians tourists expected this news. Spain remains an extremely attractive holiday destination for them. Moreover, holiday is also comfortable inside the country: Spain has abolished the mandatory wearing of masks in most enclosed spaces.
However, as with many other European countries, Russia currently does not have direct flights to Spain. Tourists will have to fly to Spain with at least one change in Belgrade or Istanbul.
The cost of a ticket from Moscow to Barcelona in June (round trip, with a change in Istanbul) is now at the level of 1 820 – 2 112 Euros for 1 person.