DUBLIN, Ireland: Irishmen entering Spain will no longer be required to present a COVID-19 certificate, which is expected to boost the numbers of travelers from Ireland to Spain.
Last week, the Spanish government ended regulations requiring Irish citizens to present COVID-19 vaccination certificates or proof of having tested negative in the past 72 to 48 hours, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.
"Passengers coming to Spain from countries within the European Union or Schengen Area are not asked to show a Covid certificate or the Spain Travel Health form. From Ireland to Spain, there will be no Covid-19 restrictions. Certificates of COVID-19 vaccination/testing are not required," the Department of Foreign Affairs wrote in a statement.
However, all passengers on flights to Spain will still be required to wear masks.
Also, within Spain it is still required to wear a mask while using public transportation, visiting dispensaries, healthcare settings, and when traveling in taxis.
In addition, those arriving from outside the EU or Schengen area are still required to show proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative antigen or PCR test, in order to enter Spain.
In Spain, as of September 26, 92.8 percent of the population over the age of 12 is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as 39.1 million people have two doses of the vaccination.