Spain Accepting Negative Test For U.S. Visitors Aged 12 to 17

Starting Monday February 14, U.S. travelers aged 12 to 17 years old visiting Spain will be allowed to show a negative PCR test if they don’t have proof of full vaccination. The PCR test must take place no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. There are no requirements for children under 12 years of age.

That said, adults 18 and older must be fully vaccinated and must have received the last required dose of their COVID vaccine no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days prior to arrival in Spain. If more than 270 days have passed since the last required dose, travelers must show proof of having received a booster shot at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Spain accepts those vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, including Pfizer-Biotech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm. In addition, all travelers are required to fill out a health control form prior to departure at the Spain Travel Health portal. Note: You cannot use a paper form; you must download your QR code following completion of the form and show it to the national authorities either on your mobile device or printed on paper.

All passengers arriving in Spain as their final destination must undergo a health check on arrival at the first entry point, which will include, at least, a temperature measurement, document control and visual test on the state of the passenger.

In addition, as of February 10, the use of a face mask outdoors is no longer mandatory. Keep in mind that people over six years old must wear face masks in the following cases:

  • In any closed space for public use or open to the public.
  • In mass events that take place in open-air spaces when attendees are standing up. If attendees are seated, it is mandatory to wear face mask when the social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained, except for groups of cohabitants.
  • By means of air, bus or rail transport, including passenger platforms and stations, or by cable car, as well as complementary public and private passenger transport in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of tourism vehicles do not live in the same place. In closed spaces of ships and boats you must wear your face mask when the social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained, except for groups of cohabitants.

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