Spain eliminates vaccine requirement for U.S. visitors


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Spain lifted its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for travelers from the United States this summer, the Spanish Tourist Board said on Friday.

From now on, travelers from the United States will be allowed to enter Spain regardless of their vaccination status, provided they have not visited another country before arriving in Spain, except for connecting flights without leaving the airport.

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The only requirement for American travelers is that they complete a health questionnaire before departure. The questionnaire can be completed online or downloaded from spth.gob.es. After signing, travelers will receive a QR code that they must present when boarding and arriving in Spain. Visitors from a country or territory considered low risk will receive a FAST CONTROL QR code which will speed up the arrival process.

Visitors to Spain returning home to the United States will still need a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three calendar days of departure or a recovery document to be able to board their return flight.

Spain reopened its doors to vaccinated travelers from all over the world on June 7, with the country’s Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, calling it a “safe destination. We are in a position to soon regain our global tourism leadership,” a she continued. “The excellent immunization data brings us back to normal every day.”

Travelers can visit travelsafe.spain.info/en for the latest information on travel conditions in Spain.

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