Spain will soon require booster shots for US travelers

Spain changes its definition of “fully vaccinated” for incoming US travelers.

Starting Feb. 1, all US travelers to Spain will need to prove they are fully immunized with an approved vaccine with the last dose taken at least 14 days after their departure date, but that’s not all.

Spain will also require that if a traveller’s last dose is more than 270 days from their departure date, they also provide proof of a booster shot, which must be taken at least 14 days after their departure date. departure.

Vaccines accepted will continue to include Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm.

Travelers will still need to complete the Spanish Health Control Form (FCS), which can be found here.

Spain is currently facing its highest wave of COVID-19 infections, as are so many other countries. Spain on January 17 reported more than 100,000 cases for the seventh consecutive day, according to Worldometers. The country is currently on the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Level 4 travel advisory list due to this level of infection.

“Due to the current situation in Spain, even fully immunized travelers may be at risk of contracting and spreading variants of COVID-19,” the CDC warning reads.

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