Earlier this month, Spain announced that worldwide tourists can visit Spain if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Last week, the country relaxed entry requirements even further for travelers from the United States, allowing Americans to visit Spain regardless of vaccination status.
“Spain welcomes all travellers coming from the USA,” states Spain’s official tourism website. “In order to [enter] into Spain you do not need to show any health certificate. That is, you can travel regardless [of] having any vaccination, diagnostic or recovery certificate.”
The U.S. Embassy in Spain notes that this applies to all U.S. citizens who are traveling to Spain from the United States, including if they transit through a third country (e.g. make an airplane connection in a foreign airport en route to Spain).
The embassy website notes that U.S. citizens entering Spain from a different country must follow the entry rules and regulations of that country. Spain’s tourism website has an interactive map that shows travel requirements depending on country of origin, noting that the most up-to-date information for entry rules will be found on governmental websites in each country.
Digital Health Form, Return COVID-19 Test Still Required
Americans — and all visitors to Spain — must still fill out a Health Control Form (FCS in Spanish) on the Spain Travel Health website to obtain a QR code. Visitors can also download the “SpTH app” from the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store to fill out the health form and generate a QR code.
Visitors must fill out the form within 48 hours of arriving in Spain and will be asked to show or scan the QR code upon arrival. It may also be used for contact tracing in the case of close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. More details about obtaining the necessary QR code can be found on the FAQ page on the Spain Travel Health website.
Anyone traveling abroad and returning to the United States must also still get tested for COVID-19 no more than three days before traveling to the U.S. and show a negative result to the airline before boarding their flight. Alternatively, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) says travelers can show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from a healthcare provider.
The U.S. Embassy in Spain website says: “U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Spain for free if prescribed by a public health doctor, or by paying an average of €120 if they obtain the test from a private medical facility, such as those on the Covid Testing Locations list.”