Travel Restrictions Entering Spain from the United States for Unvaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Recommended Masks

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Possible Health Assessment

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change

Cases Per Million

119.15
Decreased by 48.90
at 8/5/2022

Vaccinated

86.93%
Increased by 0.01%
at 8/3/2022
Return Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for unvaccinated travelers

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are unvaccinated and traveling from the United States to Spain.

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Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Type
Air Land Sea
Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Spain. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Border Type
Air
Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Spain.

Travelers must transit for a maximum of 24 hours, stay in the international zone at the airport, and have their onward flight ticket.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for unvaccinated travelers

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Description

Unvaccinated travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a molecular nucleic acid test (NAAT, RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, HAD, NEAR, CRISPR, SDA) taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure, or a negative antigen test results from a test taken a maximum of 24 hours before departure. The antigen test must be a test included in the list of common tests authorized by the European Commission.

Travelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof.

The original test result must be in Spanish, English, French, or German. The test must have the traveler’s name, date of sample collection, type of test performed, and the issuing country.

This requirement also applies to travelers departing from a Spanish Region going to the Canary Islands.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who received their last dose at least 14 days before travel. They must have valid proof of vaccination;
  • Travelers with a certificate of recovery showing that more than 11 days have passed since the first positive NAAT or RAT test was performed. This test cannot be more than 180 days old (carried out as of October 1st, 2021); The test result must include the full name, date of the result, type of test, and issuing country.
  • Travelers in transit for less than 24 hours, as long as they don’t leave the international departure area;
  • Travelers arriving from France by land.
Testing Options
  • A RT PCR Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A TMA Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A RT LAMP Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Sda Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Near Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • An Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory health control form for travelers without EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent

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Travel Purpose
Tourism Medical Business
Description

Travelers who do not have EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent must complete the SPTH Health Control Form before departure to Spain and present their QR code before boarding and upon arrival.

The traveler will be required to enter the data of your vaccination or recovery of infection.

Please check “Mandatory proof of vaccination” for more details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Travelers with EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent;
  • Travelers arriving from France by land.
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For Transit

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to make a transit connection in Spain, as long as they do not leave the airport international zone.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Spain.

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Recommended

Recommended contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers are recommended to download the RadarCOVID app when entering Spain.

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Possible

Health screening may be required on arrival

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Travelers may be required to pass through health checks on arrival including temperature screening.

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While There

Recommended

Masks are recommended in indoor

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Description

Travelers are recommended to wear masks in indoor public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Spain.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
119.15
Decreased by 48.90
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
31.00%
Decreased by 3.30%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
86.93%
Increased by 0.01%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
41,281,380
Increased by 3,416
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
0.96
Increased by -0.06
at

Data is sourced from Our World In Data , and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines .

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