Current restrictions require all British travellers over 12 to be double vaccinated in order to enter Spain. However, these rules are changing from 11pm on Sunday 13 February.
The Spanish tourism minister, Fernando Valdés, has told the BBC that unvaccinated British teenagers will be allowed to travel to Spain as of Monday. They will have to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to the country.
Mr Valdés told BBC news: “Great Britain is our main market, we’ve been always very keen in easing the restrictions between both countries.”
All travellers over 18 will still need to present a COVID certificate, showing proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days have passed since vaccination, proof of a booster jab is also required.
Spanish hotel owners say that the restrictions had lost them millions of pounds’ worth of trade.
The news comes just in time for half-term, however many families have already cancelled their plans to visit the country due to previous restrictions.