Howdy! Back in June we announced that Spain had removed the vaccine requirement for US travelers. However, that decision was reversed recently and now Spain is no longer allowing unvaccinated visitors from the United States to enter.
Here are the details according to Spain’s Official Tourism Website:
If you are travelling from the United States of America, to enter Spain you must show a vaccination certificate or be in one of the situations point out here:
a) Ordinary residents of the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country, providing documentary proof of it.
b) Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State who are heading to that country.
c) Health professionals, including health researchers, and elderly care professionals who are going to or returning from their work activity.
d) Transport personnel, seafarers and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.
e) Diplomatic and consular personnel, of international organizations, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.
f) Students who carry out their studies in the Member States or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa and medical insurance, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or the 15 days prior.
g) Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. These circumstances must be justified by documentary evidence.
h) Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.
i) People who document reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons.
Children under the age of 12 do not have to present any kind of certificate. Between the ages of 12 and 18, they must have a vaccination certificate, i.e. they cannot enter with a certificate of a diagnostic test or a certificate of recovery, apart from the exceptions.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming trip to Spain with Book Here, Give Here, please reach out to your Travel Gurus.