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.

Update: June 24, 2021: United States upgraded to Spain’s “safe” third country list

On June 24, 2021 the U.S. was upgraded to the “safe” third country list for Spain. This means passengers can enter Spain for any reason, but must:

  • PAX must hold an EU COVID CERTIFICATE in Spanish, English, French or German (1 of the following) **:
    • a) Digital proof of COVID19 vaccine (pax must be fully vaccinated and last dose at least 14 days prior arrival, and vaccine will be valid maximum 1 year) ***
    • b) Official COVID19 recovery certificate (pax must be recovered during the last six months), if more than 11 days have passed since the first positive NAAT test was performed. This certificate will be valid for 180 days from then on.
    • c) Negative SARSCoV2 PCR test maximum 48 hours before arrival.
  • HEALTH LOCATOR FORM filled electronically to obtain QR code: . This is MANDATORY for all passengers regardless of age

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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