Since June 9, vaccinated travelers from Spain no longer need to be tested to enter France. Without vaccination, they will have to present an antigen test or PCR of less than 72 hours only, a certificate of displacement for “compelling reasons” is no longer necessary.
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Vaccination in Spain is currently only open to over 18s, so your grandchildren are among the unvaccinated travelers wishing to travel to France. In France, the test is compulsory from 11 years old. The oldest of your grandchildren, aged 12, will therefore have to have a PCR or antigen test within 72 hours. For the youngest, 8 years old, it will not be necessary to do a test.
This rule also applies to their return to Spain, which requires travelers to provide a test from the age of 12. If they return by plane, they will also have to complete and sign a form available online in order to obtain a QR code to scan in order to pass the airport health control.
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Where is the vaccination of adolescents in Europe?
The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 on May 28. Since then, some European countries have announced the opening of vaccination to this age group.
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This is the case withItaly, where vaccination has been open to over 12s since June 3. In France, it is from this Tuesday, June 15 that 12 to 18 year olds will be able to be vaccinated. Germany announced on June 7 its intention to do so as well, without announcing a date.
The Spanish government has planned for its part to vaccinate adolescents over 12 years old before the start of the school year.