Updated 19 September 2021
All of us here at Pure Mountains are very excited about welcoming back international guests.
This useful, interactive map from Travel Safe Spain details the entry requirements for the country from which you are travelling and the restrictions on your return home.
Tourists from most countries may enter Spain with proof of full vaccination, or of a negative COVID test. You just need to complete the Spain Travel Health online form, which generates a QR code, which you show on arrival. Here is a video to help you to fill out the Spanish Travel Health Form. You can only fill it out 48 hours or less before your flight and you need to include your flight seat number. Complete the "Address Where You Will be Staying" section as follows:
Name of hotel: Pure Mountains
Number and street: Cortijo Marcula, 0
Apartment number: leave blank
Region / Autonomous city: Andalucia
City / town: Berchules
Zip code: 18451
Travel Safe Spain has also produced a handy visual guide to the entry requirements: the health control form, any tests needed and so on.
There have been very few cases of COVID in our local village of Bérchules, and in the surrounding villages, as confirmed by the official statistics.
On a Pure Mountains trip, you stay far away from groups of people, at the splendidly isolated farmhouse and breathe in lungfulls of clean, mountain air. We comply with the hygiene regulations imposed on rural accommodations.
Please do get in touch if you have any concerns.
A NOTE FOR UK VISITORS: The following information applies to fully vaccinated people.
To enter Spain, you just need to complete the Spain Travel Health form, as outlined above. Before you return to the UK you need to do the following:
Update: from 4 October 2021 the "amber list" will cease to exist and you will not have to take a test before flying back to the UK; and from the end of October 2021, the day 2 test after your return need only be a quick, cheap lateral flow (antigen) test, rather than a PCR test.
Until 4 October 2021, the rules for the "amber" list of countries apply, meaning that you do not need to quarantine on your return, if you have been fully vaccinated. You simply have to take an antigen test (lateral flow) before leaving Spain; book a Day 2 PCR test for your return to the UK and complete the UK online Passenger Locator Form. As there is no local test centre in the mountains, there are two ways to take your return antigen test:
- Buy an unsupervised antigen self-test, to be posted to you before you leave the UK. You bring it with you, administer it yourself and the provider emails you your results within two hours. These are available from Collinson, who we have used and recommend. Price £28.75.
- Take a test at the Málaga airport test centre, just before you fly. You should make an appointment as soon as you book your flight, as it gets very busy. The results are emailed to you in 15 minutes. We've used it and it's excellent. Price €24.45. If you do this, make the appointment for 2.5 hours before your flight time (minimum) and we will drop you off in time for your test.