Spain reopens borders June 7 for tourism. U.S. citizens welcome

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Spain has officially reopened its borders for tourism, effective June 7, 2021 U.S. citizens are among those allowed inHere’s what you need to know: 

Here’s what you need to know:

Spanish borders reopened June 7, 2021

Spain reopens bordersIn a highly-anticipated announcement, Spain announced it was officially reopening its borders to foreign tourists in time for its traditional summer peak travel season. Spain is placing travelers into two categories: those from low-risk zones and those in at-risk zones. The list of high-risk countries /areas, as well as the criteria used to define them, will be reviewed every seven days and their update will be published on this page.

Regardless of zone, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Spain. The procedures below will be mandatory for everyone whose final destination is Spain, as well as for those who are in transit. The latter will not be subject to control; the purpose in this case is to increase the international traceability of the virus. All persons under 6 years of age will be exempt from these procedures.

Spain entry requirements for travelers from at-risk zones (including the United States)

Travelers from “at-risk” zones, including the United States can enter Spain (for any reason) starting June 7, 2021. Travelers must provide either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test, or proof of recovery. See details below.

All passengers arriving in by air must complete, before starting their trip, a health control form through the website  or the App Spain Travel Health-SpTH, and one of the following:

  1. Proof an approved COVID vaccination with the second dose administered more than 14 days before the flight to Spain. Children six and over require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Spain, or a medical certificate proving recovery from COVID.
  2. A certificate of SARSCoV2 diagnostic test with negative result. Tests accepted include:
    1. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), which detect the genetic material of the virus (eg PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR etc.)
    2. Rapid antigen detection tests (RAT), which detect the presence of virus antigens. The admitted tests are those authorized by the European Commission, which you can consult at the following link  .
  1. A COVID-19 recovery certificate, showing recovery from COVID (corresponds to a test no more than 90 days after the date of the first positive NAAT test result, no earlier than the 11th day following the date of that positive test result, and 3 months after serological test result.)

Requirements for travelers from safe zones

Travelers from safe zones will not have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test, but must still complete before starting their trip, a health control form through the website  or the App Spain Travel Health-SpTH.

What vaccines are Spain accepting?

Vaccine proof

Spain is accepting vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and European Medicines Agency:

These include:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson and Johnson (Janssen)
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

Spain will only accept the vaccines that are accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm and Sinovac-Coronavac.

Restrictions for travelers from India, Brazil and South Africa

Due to COVID variants in India, Brazil and South Africa, travelers entering Spain from those countries have additional restrictions.

Universal Aviation Spain can help

Our Universal Aviation Spain team is standing by and ready to support you missions to any part of Spain. Please contact us with any questions about upcoming missions to the country.


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