I’ve had a call from someone trying to confirm information received by email from Wizz Air. Clearly they are now emailing passengers booked on imminent flights to explain that they can only enter Spain if they are Spanish or foreigners who are legal residents with original Certificado de Registro with them as proof, and that if they don’t have such a document, or have it with them, they should not travel. The document is also regularly called a residencia, a green NIE, green card.
The company is blaming “further restrictions” imposed by Spain when there’s been no change in rules. At all. The measures have been in place the whole while that Wizz Air has been taking bookings, and while people on other companies’ flights have been coming into Spain only to be refused permission to disembark and flown straight back to the UK. This has been known about from the off, and it’s difficult to understand Wizz Air only now saying that this is the situation. The clarification is welcome, but blaming non-existent additional rules does rather make it look like a whitewashing exercise, at best.