Spain now welcomes all Americans – No vaccine, test or quarantine needed



Spain is now open to all Americans, vaccinated or not.

After initially opening up to vaccinated U.S. travelers on June 7, the U.S. was placed on Spanish list of countries exempt from travel restrictions on June 28. As such, the only requirement for American travelers entering Spain is that they must complete a health questionnaire before boarding the Spain flight; their corresponding QR code must be presented upon boarding and upon arrival.

ThisSit. American travelers to Spain do not need to provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test result and do not need to self-quarantine. But the U.S. Embassy in Spain warns that entry requirements may change with short notice.

This is an important warning, because we have already seen a few hiccups in the course of Spain’s reopening. There was some confusion earlier in June when reports revealed that Spain was pushing its reopening date back to June 30 from the originally planned June 7 date. Intrepid travelers who had already booked trips to Spain for early June – following an April 27 announcement – found themselves scrambling to change course, as did airlines. Iberia Airlines, Spain’s flagship airline, has been tweet apologies to travelers from June 1, with information on the issuance of vouchers for the amount of their tickets.

But the June 7 reopening for vaccinated Americans was finally confirmed by the prime minister’s office.

The U.S. Embassy in Spain reminds travelers that COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across Spain and vary widely by region.U.S. citizens should carefully monitor regional government websites and local news articles for more information,», Specifies the embassy. 

Current restrictions include the requirement to wear a face mask in indoor and outdoor public spaces if individuals cannot maintain safe social distancing. Gatherings are limited to six people and there are still capacity limitations for retail stores, restaurants and bars.

Daily COVID cases in Spain have been on the rise in recent times – the country reported 9,227 new cases on the last day, according to Johns Hopkins University, more than double the daily new cases it reported a month ago. The country has experienced a total of 3.8 million cases and nearly 81,000 deaths from COVID-19, as of July 1. Just over 42 million people in Spain received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in July. 1, and 37% of the population has been fully immunized.

This article was originally published on April 28, 2021. It has been updated to include current information.

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